Dr. Judith Valentine
Dr. Judi Valentine writes, teaches, and consults to individuals and organizations on issues of nutrition and wellness. Driven by the desire to empower individuals to create greater health and vitality for themselves, Judi is no stranger to the purposeful choices that must be made in order to make the world a better place.
Judi has worked with hundreds of clients, helping them to achieve greater health by learning how to eat properly and avoid toxic ingredients in food, supplements, and personal care products.
An accomplished writer, Judi has had numerous articles published on health, wellness, and toxic ingredient awareness. In 2003 she published Weight Solutions: The New Body-Mind-Spirit Approach with co-author, Psychologist Dr. Janet Cunningham.
She spent much of her life pushing beyond conventional boundaries. As a child, she dreamed of becoming a doctor - which was simply not an option for girls in 1960s Maine. So, for a time, she instead channeled her energies into successful careers of teaching, business management, and marketing.
Judi's lifelong fascination with the workings of the human body took on new meaning when she experienced serious health issues as a young woman. The alternative health movement, although still in its infancy, was growing fast, and it served as a launching point for her search for a balanced food program for herself and her family. Judi continued to pursue her interests in nutritional and health issues while making her mark professionally as a successful businesswoman in Maine and Washington, D.C.
In 1992, Judi moved with her husband Barry to Annapolis to accommodate his career as a political appointee. Barry encouraged Judi to pursue her lifelong interest in holistic nutrition. At the age of 44, she began a full time pursuit of her doctorate. In 1993 she received a Master of Science and in 1996 a Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition from the American Holistic College of Nutrition after completing a clinical internship at the Capital University Clinic of Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC, where she was certified as an Integrative Health Practitioner. She is also certified by the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. In earlier years she studied Business Administration at the University of Maine. She has taught at Anne Arundel Community College in Annapolis, and has been on staff at Calvert Memorial Hospital's Healthy Alternatives Integrative Medicine Clinic outside of Washington, D.C.
In 2010, Judi moved back to her home state of Maine, and has since become a published author of children's fiction. Her first book is, The Crystal Chain: Can Three Ordinary Kids Change the World? More children's adventure stories are on the way. To purchase go to www.jvalentinebooks.com. Kindle version available on Amazon.