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Meet Dr. Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D. is a nationally and internationally renowned registered dietitian and culinary professional with a degree in biochemistry, New York Times bestselling author of The Sonoma Diet and a sought-after instructor. She is a registered dietitian and nutrition instructor at the world-famous Culinary Institute of America.

A leading expert on the health benefits of diets inspired by Mediterranean, Latin America and Asian cuisines, Dr. Guttersen has spent her career focusing on the development of flavorful and nutritious approaches to healthy eating and weight reduction. The Sonoma Diet and The Sonoma Cookbook effectively introduced delicious, flavorful recipes and meals that celebrate food, while helping you lose weight in the course of indulging in satisfying amounts of some of the best foods on the planet. The book’s success and following created a trend in the way people thought about eating.

With the publication of The New Sonoma Diet, Dr. Guttersen has incorporated a whole-health lifestyle approach with the latest nutrition science and delicious new recipes that will boost your vitality, protect your heart, and improve your overall health. In April 2011, The New Sonoma Cookbook will be released with new Power Foods, new recipes and a new food philosophy.

A sought-after media personality, Dr. Guttersen has appeared on national broadcast programs, including the Today Show, The View, Fox & Friends, Extra, CNN and CNBC’s Power Lunch, and in articles in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, O, More, Woman’s World, US Weekly, and the New York Times, among others, discussing healthy food combinations and the importance of the joy of eating flavorful foods.

Her many accomplishments include developing the Standards of Care for the Obesity Treatment Center in Bellevue, Washington. Dr. Guttersen has consulted with a broad range of corporations and Fortune 500 companies on food trends, including Kraft, Nestle, Marriott Hotels, Radisson Hotels, Hyatt Classic Residences, Bush Beans and Panera Bakery Café, on the topics of world flavors as healthy inspirations. As a guest speaker of the nationally acclaimed Harvard Medical School Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives program, Dr. Guttersen stresses the importance of flavor as a health issue in the latest treatments for obesity and metabolic disorder. In addition, she served as an instructor on nutrition and food science at Texas Christian University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics.

Dr. Guttersen lives in Northern California’s wine country with her husband and two children.

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