Location (city, state): Columbus, Ohio
Hi, my name is Rebekah Anderson. I have three wonderful children: Parker (10), Grant (7) and Evie (4). I am currently an Early Childhood Educator with a degree in Social Work. I am a life-long learner. I am a passionate learner when it comes to: whole foods plant based nutrition, depression/anxiety, trauma, emotional intelligence, early childhood and positive parenting. I love to play with my children, teach, laugh, dance, sing, cook, play sports and be in nature. I love the arts, specifically, music, theater and photography. I want to begin to delve deeper into yoga. My faith and my family are most important to me. I am striving to live my life with kindness, compassion and understanding.
Reason for becoming a Certified Food Over Medicine Instructor:
After my third child, I was about 190 lbs. I gained a lot of weight with my first and then never lost it. I had been diagnosed with sleep apnea and struggled with depression and anxiety since college. I knew I needed to lose weight to have a better quality of life, but also wondered if what I ate would make a difference in treating my depression and anxiety. I became interested in plant based nutrition after watching Forks Over Knives. I remember writing down the names of all the doctors from the documentary so that I could check out their personal websites to see if what they were saying was legit. When Dr. Pam Popper showed up on the video, I realized that she was right in Central Ohio where I lived. I looked up the Wellness Forum, went to one of their free informational dinners and the rest is history. Within about 6 months, I was down to about 140 lbs, but that wasn’t what mattered the most to me, though it was an awesome bonus. My sleep apnea was gone. I was able to get off all my medication that I’d been on for almost 15 years. I never thought I’d be able to sleep without medication. My depression was all but gone. I was laughing and smiling again. I was able to play with my children more. I had energy. I felt rested when I woke up. I had interest in activities that I once loved and participated in. I was me again. I am living proof that Food is Medicine. Food is such an important factor in our overall wellness and well-being. I want to help others get their life back. That is why I have become a Certified Food Over Medicine Instructor.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 614-537-8128