“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

                                                                                -Hippocrates

 

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Hello! I’m Kathy Blum, MHNE, owner of My Homegrown Health. As a holistic health and nutrition educator, I teach individuals and communities about nourishing food and healthy living. I earned my master’s degree in Holistic Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University.

 

My passion for health and nutrition began more than 20 years ago after my young daughter was diagnosed with a life-threatening peanut allergy. On a quest to find nut-free food, I began reading labels and researching ingredients. I was shocked to learn about the toxins in our manufactured food and soon realized that the only way to keep my daughter safe and my family healthy was to eat REAL food — the way nature intended.

 

Since then, I’ve made it my mission to share this information and help others transition to healthy eating and lifestyles.

 

I work with individuals, families and groups, to guide and support them with their wellness goals. I also lead store and farm market tours, community workshops, cooking classes and other events.

 

My holistic approach focuses on the understanding that the quality of our food, our lifestyle and our environment is key to our health and wellness. As an organic gardener and a supporter of local sustainable farms, I teach my clients where to find the most nutrient-dense food and how to properly prepare it.

 

I care deeply about sharing the truth about our toxic food supply. As an advocate and activist for food quality and transparency, I work with grassroots and national organizations to lobby Congress and other governmental agencies to ensure Americans’ right to know what’s in their food, and to eliminate toxic chemicals in our food and our environment.

 

I live in Leesburg, Virginia, where my husband and I love to grow organic food, hike, travel and explore our beautiful local farms and vineyards. But most of all, I love when our children come to visit and we enjoy a delicious family meal together.

 

I am an active member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.

I so appreciate Kathy’s expertise and knowledge in helping me resolve my digestive issues that I’d had for many years. Thank you!

I’m so grateful for Kathy’s help in teaching me and my family about good wholesome food. Our family dinners are nutritious and delicious!

I travel a lot for work and Kathy showed me how to choose healthy food and restaurant options when I'm not able to eat at home.  She has made it very simple.

Kathy taught me about healthy food choices that really helped me with my autoimmune issues and I feel great!