Dr. Cate Shanahan is a board certified Family Physician. She trained in biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University before attending Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She practiced in Hawaii for ten years where she studied ethnobotany and her healthiest patient’s culinary habits.

Dr. Shanahan is also science director of the LA Lakers PRO Nutrition program, consultant for Mark Sisson’s Primal BluePrint certification program and author of the underground classic ‘Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food’, and the easy-to-read executive summary of holistic nutrition, ‘Food Rules: A Doctors Guide to Healthy Eating’.

Dr Shanahan became an advocate for healthy living when she began to observe dramatic declines in the health of her patient’s bone structure, immune-system function, and behavioural development in subsequent generations of patients in the same family. She attributes these changes to the two most powerful toxins in the food supply: Vegetable oils and sugars.