Paula is Co-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.
Paula has also worked as a Raw Food Detoxification Chef for actor Woody Harrelson while he was filming in New Mexico.
Joseph is Co-Founder, Instructor and Program Director of Diet For Living School. He has dedicated thirty years to the practice of personal and spiritual growth and has dedicated twelve years to the Raw and Vegan Living Foods diet. He enjoys excellent health and credits that to the many benefits of the Raw/Living Foods diet.
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.