Meet the Your Wellness Coach

Hello there! I’m Dawn Viola, a Functional Nutrition Educator and Certified Executive Chef with a focus on real food, from-scratch, clean eating, food as medicine — I call it Honest Food.

I experienced chronic pain for most of my life — debilitating migraines multiple times a week, IBS with constipation, cystic acne, stomach pain and bloating, frequent colds and flu, and painful periods where I literally laid like a stiff plank for three consecutive days, every part of me clenched because the pain was so intense. Sound familiar? If yes, I’m sorry. I know exactly what you’re going through.

Using food to heal my body and reverse the damaged caused from years of misdiagnosed food allergies that manifested into multiple autoimmune symptoms, I launched This Honest Food as a way to help you get back on a path to better health through better food, just like I did, using a functional nutrition and food-as-medicine approach in a few different ways:

  • Wellness Programs that help your body work SMARTER, not harder, in preventing and managing autoimmune disease and symptoms like migraines, joint pain, rashes, acne, IBS, brain fog, and more.
  • Done-For-You Meal Plans that walk you step-by-step through recipes and fundamentals for healthy-easy meals you can create at home.
  • Free Online Resources, like eBooks, real food recipes, and natural living tips.

In addition to working one-on-one with people just like you, I love participating in professional cooking competitions, using our same honest and clean food philosophy. I think the most fun I’ve ever had at a competition was when I appeared on Food Network. I spent a couple of days at Buddy’s Cake Shop in New Jersey filming Cooks vs. Cons, and won the grand prize. You can read more about my Food Network adventure here, and can catch reruns of the episode on  Amazon.

Chef Dawn Viola with Food Network’s Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Chef Anne Burrell, and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.