Alexandra Jamieson is a certified healthy gourmet chef and a certified holistic health and nutrition counselor.
Her approach to holistic health undid the damage Morgan Spurlock’s 30-Day McDonald’s binge did to his body in the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me, a film that she created with Spurlock.
“I met Morgan Spurlock, and we fell in love, moved in together, and came up with the idea for Super Size Me, a documentary in which Morgan ate nothing but McDonald’s for 30 days,” Jamieson says. “We knew his body would take a beating from the diet, and the plan was for him to get sick and for me to heal him with a healthy diet. That diet eventually became my first book, The Great American Detox Diet.”
Jamieson struggled with unhealthy eating habits earlier in her life, the result of which was migraine headaches, weight problems, a collapse of her immune system, and joints that hurt like she had arthritis—all before she reached 30.
“I started eating a healthy diet purely because a doctor prescribed it,” she said. “Usually, when you do what your doctor tells you to do, your illness goes away and you feel a lot better within a week. But he hadn’t given me any medicine. I wasn’t going to get better just because I gave up soda, was I?
“Turns out: yes. Yes I was.
"In less than two weeks, my body stopped hurting. My headaches were gone. I had energy every day and was wide awake.”
Jamison is also author of Vegan Cooking For Dummies and Living Vegan For Dummies.
Jamieson has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Martha Stewart Living, CNN, and Fox News, and in USA Today and People magazine. She currently blogs at Dr. Oz’s ShareCare.com and The Huffington Post.