» Elizabeth Yarnell, ND, has a mission to improve lives simply by changing the way we eat.
Award-winning author, patented inventor, social entrepreneur, and prolific natural health and nutritional expert, Elizabeth strives to help people identify the foods and lifestyle elements that are healthy for them, and then to inspire new ways to think about living and eating.
After a 1999 diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis forced her to take a good look at her own diet and lifestyle, she dove into researching the connection between what we eat and how we feel. The infusion cooking technique she subsequently invented and patented not only gave her a way to alter the course of her health, but also offered a deliciously quick and convenient weeknight dinner solution for just about anybody.
A nutritional expert offering clinical nutritional consulting targeted at those suffering without relief, Elizabeth enjoys sharing knowledge and ideas about eating healthily, natural health remedies, and living a natural lifestyle on her popular blog, Effortless Eating For Healthier Bodies, as well as elsewhere online and in the media. She teaches cooking classes at The Seasoned Chef cooking school.
Elizabeth’s 2005, independently-published cookbook introducing her revolutionary, patented cooking concept spent more than eight weeks on the Local Bestsellers list and garnered multiple awards.
Her latest cookbook, Glorious One-Pot Meals: A Revolutionary New Quick and Healthy Approach to Dutch Oven Cooking, was released from Broadway Books (a Random House imprint) on January 6, 2009. Elizabeth's unique cooking method and inspirational story has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, television shows, online,and on the radio.
As director of the Fight MS with Food project, Elizabeth oversees diet-based research and treament options for multiple sclerosis by focusing on the connection between food sensitivities and auto-immune diseases. As a social entrepreneur, she searches for ways to offset the participation fees for the financially-stressed MS community so that economics are not a barrier to achieving health.
An inspirational speaker on the national circuit, Elizabeth motivates and empowers audiences to believe that small, daily choices in foods and lifestyles can directly affect how we feel. With or without a professional, television-ready cooking demonstration, Elizabeth's presentations leave audiences not only with compelling reasons to take charge of their health, but with concrete tools to help accomplish this goal.
She shares her expertise in social media and publicity strategies at conferences, through workshops and DVDS, and in individual and group coaching sessions.
Elizabeth gives freely of her time and energies to a variety of non-profit endeavors, and particularly (though not exclusively) for those focused on multiple sclerosis. An event schedule can always be found online along with answers to Glorious One-Pot Meal cooking questions, recipes, streaming video cooking demonstrations, and much more.
Elizabeth lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and two children. The Glorious One-Pot Meal infusion cooking process holds U.S. and Canadian patents.
A: Yes, she received a US patent issued in January, 2005, and a Canadian patent, issued in 2007, for the Glorious One-Pot Meal method of layering whole foods into a Dutch oven and cooking at a high heat for a short duration. US patent 6,846,504. Yes, you certainly can patent a process.
Q: When was Elizabeth diagnosed with multiple sclerosis?
A: She was diagnosed in 1999, when she suffered from an exacerbation of optic neuritis (swelling of the optic nerve).
Q: How did she invent a new cooking method?
A: She and her husband were searching for ways to easily prepare whole foods on a regular basis so they could eat healthy meals without a lot of effort.
Q: What is Elizabeth’s mission?
A: Her mission is to help people improve their lives simply by changing the things they eat.