About Us



Welcome to our blog! We created this blog to make it easier for you to navigate the realm of the whole foods, gluten-free lifestyle. Here you will find everything from healing bone broth recipes and elimination diet recipes to healthy vegan gluten-free cupcake recipes, as well as information on using food as medicine to heal.

Tom and Ali are the authors of the best-selling cookbook, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, a complete nutritional and cooking guide for healthy living, as well as their cookbook and guidebook for raising healthy children, Nourishing Meals. They have five beautiful children and enjoy organic gardening, wild harvesting, hiking in the mountains, food preserving, and cooking together as a family.

Tom Malterre MS, CN holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in nutrition from Bastyr University. Tom is a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute and a clinical nutritionist for Whole Life Nutrition. He has been invited to speak at the Washington Association for Naturopathic Physicians, the Ontario Association for Naturopathic Physicians, the British Columbia Association for Naturopathic Physicians, the International College of Integrative Medicine, the National College for Naturopathic Medicine, Boucher Institute for Naturopathic Medicine, the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and Bastyr University. Tom has trained with the Institute for Functional Medicine for the last 7 years and is soon to be one of the first practitioners with an advanced certification in functional medicine. Tom specializes in whole body wellness, looking at all factors of a person's life to bring about healing. Stress, environmental toxicants, nutritional deficiencies, and epigenetics all contribute to a decline in health. Whole Life Nutrition encompasses all aspects of life to get to the root of the health issues. Watch Tom's TED talk entitled, Broccoli: The DNA Whisperer!

Ali Segersten received her Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. She is the previous owner of a Personal Chef business in Seattle, Washington that successfully addressed the health and lifestyle needs of many families with her delicious, healthy cooking. She is currently a cooking instructor, empowering people with cooking skills and knowledge of whole foods so that they may reconnect with the pleasure in eating delicious, nourishing food. 

This blog is here to show you (with lots of delicious photos) that eating healthy is doable, fun, and enjoyable! The recipes here are kid tested and kid approved.

Happy Cooking & Healthy Eating!

~Tom & Ali

Contact us by email at info@wholelifenutrition.net.