Welcome to my blog! My name is Alissa Segersten and I 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.

I am the author of the best-selling cookbooks, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: A Complete Nutritional and Cooking Guide for Healthy Living, and Nourishing Meals: 365 Whole Foods, Allergy-Free Recipes for Healing Your Family One Meal at a Time. I am also the co-author of The Elimination Diet, a guidebook with over 125 recipes for reclaiming your health using the power of food. 

I have five beautiful children and enjoy organic gardening, wild harvesting, hiking in the mountains, food preserving, and cooking together as a family. 

received my Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University in 2003. I am the previous owner of a Personal Chef business in Seattle, Washington that successfully addressed the health and lifestyle needs of many families with delicious, nourishing meals. In 2004 I founded Whole Life Nutrition, a health and lifestyle company that offers functional medicine coaching, online programs, and health education for better living. I also enjoy working as 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 and Healthy Eating! ~Ali