Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D.,C.N.S.

Visionary, health guru, weight loss/detox expert, author, spokesperson, and natural foods icon, Dr. Ann Louise has always been a trendsetter. Highly respected as a health pioneer and award-winning author of 30 books, she revolutionized weight loss in her New York Times bestseller The Fat Flush Plan. Dr. Ann Louise was recognized as one of the top ten nutritionists in the country by Self magazine and was the recipient of the American Medical Writers Association award for excellence.

Always ahead of her time, Dr. Ann Louise set the pace for new health protocols in the 1990s with four more breakthrough books. She was the first to warn of the environmental hazards of parasites in her classic Guess What Came To Dinner? Parasites and Your Health.  In Your Body Knows Best, Dr. Ann Louise was the first to discuss the blood type/weight theory and proclaim that one diet may not be right for every body – an idea that is only now becoming mainstream. She was the first to offer natural remedies for menopausal symptoms in Super Nutrition for Menopause (now in print as Hot Times) and is widely credited as the first to popularize the term “perimenopause” in her New York Times bestseller, Before The Change.

Dr. Ann Louise forged new ways of thinking about obesity early on in her career. She was the first to proclaim that obesity was caused by the lack of dietary fats and the wrong kind of carbohydrates in her book Beyond Pritikin, published in 1988. In Beyond Pritikin, she predicted that the fat-free, carb-rich diet was creating weight gain, sugar cravings, fatigue and diabetes.

Awards & Press

A savvy and dynamic speaker, Dr. Ann Louise has been featured on 20/20, Dr. Phil, The View, Good Morning America, Extra!, and The Early Show. In addition, her work has been featured on CNN, PBS, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CBN, Fox News, and the BBC. She has appeared on several national infomercials including the extremely popular World’s Greatest Treasury of Health Secret, hosted by Hugh Downs. She has served as a celebrity spokesperson for many of the largest companies in the health foods industry.

Her work has been featured in a myriad of national publications ranging from Time and Newsweek to Glamour, Ebony and The Oprah Magazine. Millions of readers follow her advice through her features in First for Women and Woman’s World magazines. Thousands visit her website on a daily basis.

Engaging Health

Today, she continues to dedicate herself to carving out new landmarks in holistic health and healing based on science and ancient healing arts. Through her many books, website, and blog (Dr. Ann Louise’s Edge on Health at, Dr. Ann Louise is continually forging ahead into new health frontiers. Released in October 2010, her latest book, the highly acclaimed Zapped (HarperOne, 2010 available at is a step-by-step manual for fortifying the body, detoxifying the home, and protecting yourself and your family from the invisible hazards of electropollution.

© 2011 First Lady of Nutrition Inc. All Rights Reserved. HMDI has reprinted this biography and photo with permission from Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S.

Articles at HMDI:

In “What You Can Learn From the Birds and the Bees,” Ann Louise Gittleman discusses how sensitivity to emissions from devices like cellular and cordless phones, Wi-Fi, and satellite TVs is a perfectly natural occurrence, as reflected in the behaviors of animals when in close proximity to such man-made EMFs. As electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is a growing trend among humans (and animals), Gittleman challenges us to question mainstream social perceptions of what normal “tolerance” to wireless radiation actually is. Gittleman explains the EHS phenomenon further in “Are You Stumped by Strange Symptoms,” even describing her own personal health struggle, and offers ways to “zap-proof” your health through nutritional supports.

Through “Microwave Ovens, Another Form of Radiation,” Gittleman alerts us to what seems to have become a forgotten health risk: microwaving our food. In doing so, she sheds light on how use of other technologies that emit radio frequency (RF) radiation, such as cellular phones and Wi-Fi, may also pose health risks.

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