Dr. Theresa Nicassio is an ordinary woman whose life path as a Registered Psychologist (#1541) beginning in the mid-1980’s and later as a special needs mom took a horrific unexpected nose-dive when her health began to fail after the birth of her daughter in 1997. It was over 12 years before she discovered that food was the source of her pain and debilitation.
In her multi-award-winning bestselling book YUM: Plant-Based Recipes For A Gluten-Free Diet, Theresa opens her heart and shares her deeply personal and transcendent journey from despair to triumph and what she learned along the way, so that others don't have to go through the same nightmare that she went through.
The huge success of YUM propelled Theresa's adventure even further. Becoming a Gourmand International ‘BEST IN THE WORLD’ Award winner and a Publishers Weekly starred review recipient, this project from her heart received 13 prestigious national and international awards for its unique contribution addressing the special needs of those suffering from a riddled relationship with food and their bodies, including chronic pain, neurological challenges, food sensitivities and other dietary restrictions.
Advocating for health, social inclusivity, and sustainable living, Theresa is now an international speaker, a radio show host, magazine columnist, and the creator of Theresa’s Wellness Hubat TheresaNicassio.com, supporting health and kindness everywhere she goes. She is also certified as an Integrative Energy Healing Practitioner, Gourmet Raw Food Chef and an Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator.
Offering simple solutions to the "ache" that so many feel about their health, their relationships, and the future of the planet, Theresa uses her integrated personal and professional knowledge to provide hope in the face of despair, helping those she serves heal from the inside-out.