As a writer, educator, food enthusiast, and award-winning journalist, Dr. Wendy Bazilian brings experience in nutrition science, public health and counseling to her work.
As a writer, educator, food enthusiast, and award-winning journalist, Dr. Wendy Bazilian brings experience in nutrition science, public health and counseling to her work. Dr. Bazilian graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree from Tufts University, and received her master's degree from the University of California, San Diego. She completed her doctoral degree in Public Health and Nutrition from Loma Linda University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the highest academic honor, the prestigious Chancellor's Award.
She is a registered dietitian and an American College of Sports Medicine–certified Health and Fitness Specialist. She is a consultant to the spa industry and led the nutrition program at the renowned Golden Door fitness resort and spa in Escondido, California for more than a decade. She is co-owner of Bazilian's Health Clinic in San Diego with her husband, Dr. Jason Bazilian. Dr. Wendy as she is affectionately referred to by many has what has been called an 'inexhaustible enthusiasm' for energetic and healthy living that shows in her passion to share this with others. With a philosophy of focusing on the positive for achieving health and life goals and a belief that small steps yield big rewards, Wendy has worked with 1000s of individuals to help them set and achieve (and many times surpass) the healthy living goals they set for themselves. Her motto is Eat Well, Move Daily, Be Healthy—simple, inviting, non-judgmental and achievable for anyone.
She has been a returning guest on programs including "Live with Kelly and Michael" and "Live with Regis and Kelly"," NBC's "Today" Show, ABC's "Good Morning America Health" and ABC's "View from the Bay," Fox Business' "Money for Breakfast," NBC's Telemundo, Univision and a variety of other local and national programs. Dr. Bazilian has written for, and her advice has been featured in, numerous national magazines including Martha Stewart Living, Healing Lifestyles & Spas, Fitness, Town & Country, Natural Health, Spa Magazine, FIRST for Women, Allure, and Women's Health, among others, and as a professional writer on nutrition and exercise, has published more than 200 articles for corporate and other media. Wendy was a recent past recipient of the J. Dun Gifford Food and Nutrition Journalism Award for a story she wrote and appeared in about the history, science and simple approaches we can incorporate at home with the Mediterranean Diet. She has contributed to a number of books including The New York Times best-selling "SuperFoodsRx," as well as James Beard and IACP-nominated "Golden Door Cooks at Home." She is the author of "The SuperFoodsRx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients" (Rodale).
Wendy Bazilian is compensated by the California Walnut Commission for her services.