Paula Diana: self care enthusiast, passionate about women reaching their full potential, founder of Diet For Living School, content creator, workshop builder, chef and educator.
Paula is Founder and Lead Instructor at the Diet For Living School. She knows first hand the benefits of using Food as Medicine. Her journey to recover from cancer led her to discover the works of Dr. Ann Wigmore. Dr. Ann’s concepts of healing with detoxification and Living Foods led to miraculous changes in Paula’s own health.
As a Holistic Health Practitioner for twelve years in San Diego, California, she created a very successful Mind-Body Program involving massage and hypnotherapy. She moved to Northern California in 2000, creating the first Clinical Massage Program at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Coming to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2005, she found the perfect place to continue her practice in Raw/Living Foods education and alternative health.
Paula Diana studied the works of Dr Ann Wigmore and received her Advanced Plant Based Nutrition Certification from Creative Health Institute in 2007 while working at the Ann Wigmore Foundation as a chef. Her Passion for using Food As Medicine led her to study Raw Food Nutrition at Living Light Institute in Fort Bragg, California. As a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist she brings a wealth of knowledge to our training on the importance of colon health in the healing process. As an accomplished Food As Medicine educator, author and public speaker, she brings to Diet For Living School all her expertise and enthusiasm while guiding our students through our Certified Coaching Programs.
RAW FOOD CHEF FOR WOODY HARRELSON
“When I got a call from L.A. asking if I would Raw Food Chef for Woody Harrelson I said “yes” in one hot second. Woody has been Raw-Vegan for years. I really appreciated how dedicated he was to maintaining a tip-top healthy lifestyle while on the road. No small feat.
When I first went to his motel room to meet him, he shared his bag of chia seeds with me. My favorite was getting the opportunity to talk to him about using ‘Food As Medicine’ to heal cancer and sharing my 100% success healing myself. I gave him a copy of my book ‘Diet For Living Cancer Free/what worked for me, and he read it cover to cover while I made him lunch. He was highly appreciative of the foods I made for him during his time in New Mexico and a great joy to work with.”
Joseph McKibbon: organic coffee lover, bird watcher and jack of all trades when it comes to the technical needs for our school like computers, photography, web upkeep and editing youtube videos.
Joseph has dedicated thirty years to the practice of personal and spiritual growth and has dedicated fifteen years to the Raw and Vegan Living Foods diet. He enjoys excellent health and credits that to the many benefits of using Food as Medicine.
A nurse for over 30 years, he has worked in Cardiology Departments at Scripps Hospital in San Diego, California as well as in hospitals in Florida and Tennessee. He has seen first hand the damage that the Standard American Diet can cause as well as the uses and misuses of our present system of health care. While in San Diego, as a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, he created a individually focused Mind-Body Healing Program involving massage and hypnotherapy which allowed him to understand how alternative health maintenance practices assist in healing and wellness. Coming to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2005, he found an oasis of like minds in all aspects of health and healthy eating. He added certification as a Colon HydroTherapist from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 2012. He seeks to share his knowledge and passion for healthy living and the Food as Medicine movement with others.