I’m Stephanie Weaver, a writer, recipe developer, food photographer, and health and wellness coach. I love taking recipes and remaking them with healthier ingredients for special diets. I first started renovating recipes while working on a cholesterol-lowering project for Northwestern University Medical School in 1987. I taught nutrition to disadvantaged youth in Chicago, and have developed educational curriculum as a technical writer for more than 25 years. The Lisa Ekus Group is my literary agency. In February 2017 I published my third book, The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health. It’s been an Amazon best-seller and #1 New Release in five categories.
I’ve been gluten-free since 2007, and (mostly) sugar-free since 2006. In 2014 I had to go low-sodium/low-tyramine and started learning about the migraine-friendly diet. I rebuilt my health by changing my diet, and I hope to inspire other people dealing with health problems to shift their diets to reclaim their health. I now follow a paleo diet modified for migraines that’s low in added sodium: gluten-free, no sugar, limited whole grains and beans, no dairy or eggs (because I have an allergy). I focus on whole foods, tons of organic vegetables, pastured meat and poultry, and wild-caught fish. I live in San Diego with my husband and our Golden retriever Daisy. We grow fruits and veggies year-round.
I have a Master’s degree in Public Health in nutrition education and have been cooking tasty, healthy food for friends and family for more than three decades. I’ve been featured on the Cooking Light blog, Cosmopolitan, the NYT Well Blog, Buzzfeed, San Diego Magazine, Bon Appetit, The Huffington Post, Meatless Monday, Earth Eats, Bob’s Red Mill, BlogHer Food, and I’m a member of the Cooking Light Bloggers’ Connection.
I write about migraine wellness, yoga, meditation, and life balance, and also offer regular live content on Facebook. Learn more about my writing, speaking engagements as a wellness advocate, and my speaker coaching work. Enjoy!