About me

My name is Laverne Hedgepeth. I’m based in Atlanta, Georgia, and I’m the Founder and Editor of Holisticnutritioness.com.

Am I a nutritionist or dietitian?


I’m neither.  

My deep interest in diet and nutrition stems from personal experience. In the late 90s I experienced a health challenge, which I believe was a direct result of my then, poor dietary choices. Since that time, I’ve made understanding diet and nutrition a priority in my life. This experience is why I’m focused on promoting healthy nutritional lifestyles. 

To further my understanding of nutrition, I previously committed to formal study, working toward developing mastery in the subject area. I was pursuing a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition, enrolled at the Clayton College of Natural Health when the school suddenly ceased operations. But those eight classes gifted me with a sound grasp of basic holistic nutritional principles and how dietary decisions affect our body, our mind and our states of health.

I’m well-informed on the value of healthy holistic lifestyles and dietary practices, and I’m committed to helping people travel their health-promoting journey by helping them emerge from states of inaction, which may be laying the groundwork for poor health. My focus is the influence of nutrition on our health states.  

I bring a deep-seated personal interest in food — how it helps us and how it harms us. I’m seduced by the power of nutrition. I think it’s a fascinating area of science. Today, I continue in my role as a student of nutrition and writer and researcher on the topic of holistic nutrition. Here, I share commentary and insights. Because there are issues and topics I’d like to explore with you, Holisticnutritioness.com was born.