Food Saved Me
Food Saved Me
Katherine Lawrence-Ireland is a former aerospace engineer and military veteran. While working in aerospace 15 years ago, she was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis, ovarian cysts and uterine cysts. Her case was so aggressive, she was told she would be completely infertile and needed to have a full hysterectomy because she was so high risk for endometrial cancer.
Rather than have the hysterectomy, Katherine started working with a nutritionist who helped her transition to a whole food, plant-based diet. Through this, she was able to reverse her reproductive problems in about 6 months time.
In addition to healing her reproductive system, she also lowered her cholesterol and blood pressure to healthy levels and rid her breasts of the fibroid cysts she had had since puberty. Several years later, she went on to give birth to 3 healthy, vegan boys! They are 2, 6 & 8 now and thriving on a WFPB diet.
This new awareness of the healing power of food sparked an obsession in Katherine. She left engineering to study nutrition and has been teaching for 11 years. She teaches nutrition and cooking classes for PCRM and was the national instructor trainer for 7 years. She also taught and managed Dr. Colin Campbell’s “Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition” program through eCornell for 3 years.
Here in Southlake, Katherine and her husband, Matthew, own Food Saved Me which is a Saladmaster cookware dealership that also offers whole-food, plant-based cooking classes completely FREE to the community. They teach approximately 3,000 students every year through these free classes and are affecting change here locally.
Katherine specializes in disease prevention through nutrition, so the classes she offers focus on cancer prevention, Type 2 diabetes reversal, heart disease reversal, food addiction and Alzheimer’s prevention. You can find her latest class schedule on www.foodsavedme.com.
The mission of Food Saved Me is to educate Texans on the health benefits of a WFPB diet, including disease prevention and recovery. They are always looking for guest speakers and partners to help spread the word about this amazing, local resource.