Maryann is an Academy Award–winning film- maker. Her latest film was nominated for a Golden Bear at the Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. Maryann is involved in many activities. She is a filmmaker, journalist, teacher at the School of Visual Arts, world traveler, student of handwriting and alternative medicine, and currently one of the UN representatives for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She is also a home cook.
Her first book about Chernobyl was published in Japan in 2012.
She is working on a book about her father.
She can often be found attempting to persuade her family to try a new health food or a new alternative medicine modality.
Nancy is the author of “Diabetes And Your Diet” (#1 best seller), “How To Be A Healthy Vegetarian” (now in it’s 2nd edition, a best seller and Finalist of 2 Indie Book Awards categories), “Raising Healthy Children” (#1 Best Seller and Awarded the Mom’s Choice Award for Excellence), “Lose Weight, Get Healthy And Never Have To Be On A Diet Again!“ and “Alive and Cooking“ are frequently mentioned in the books of other authors and in natural health magazines.
Nancy is a radio Show Host – I Heart Radio and W4CY Radio – her show’s name is Organic Healthy Lifestyle. You can find her podcasts on I Tunes.
Nancy is featured in the documentary: Eating You Alive. The film features leading medical experts, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Dean Ornish, but also Oscar winning director James Cameron, Environmental activist Suzy Amis Cameron, entertainer/magician Penn Jillette and Samuel L. Jackson. Click here to view the trailer. This film show how a whole food, plant based diet is the optimum approach to preventing, treating and reversing chronic diseases, as well as addressing the issues of environment and economy.
She is a member of the National Speakers Association and a Certified Health Counselor by Columbia University and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is a Board Certified Health Practitioner with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She studied detoxification with Natalia Rose, was certified by eCornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation in plant- based nutrition, is certified for Basic Intensive in Health-Supportive Cooking at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health in New York City, and is a certified raw food chef, instructor, and teacher. Nancy studied Mediterranean cooking in Syros, Greece, with Australasian College of Health & Sciences.
Nancy also studied conscious organic farming at the Tree of Life and is a graduate of Hollins College (now University). Nancy is also an award-winning writer, artist, and photographer. She is certified in psychosomatic therapy with the Australasian Institute of Body-Mind Analysis and Psychosomatic Therapy. Nancy is a nutrition expert who counsels clients on nutrition, health, and food preparation one-on-one, in workshops, and at speaking engagements.
Nancy’s website is www.organichealthylife.com and you can sign up for her free monthly newsletter there.