An Emmy Award winning television personality, Christina Pirello is one of America’s preeminent authorities on a healthier lifestyle utilizing natural and whole foods. This bright, free-spirited, vivacious redhead with a radiant personality delivers a much needed message to the world. She’s made it her purpose in life to show the world that everyone can look their best and feel great too, by learning to correctly select the best ingredients available.
Christina’s love affair with food began at a young age when she spent many happy hours cooking with her mother, who centered the family life in her Italian kitchen. "My mom was happiest at family gatherings while she was cooking." That joy prepared Christina to understand the healing power of food. An understanding Christina would put to its test at age 26 when she was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. By the time her illness was identified, the cancer had already advanced to an acute stage. Her doctors gave her little chance of recovery, and her options with conventional medical therapies were limited. She was told she had only months to live and to prepare herself for the inevitable.
She was discouraged and uncertain. A chance meeting with her now husband Robert Pirello would change her life forever. Robert, a whole foods advocate, helped Christina change her lifestyle and diet based on healthy eating incorporating whole and unprocessed foods. This change saved her life! Christina overcame the odds and in the process developed an expertise in cooking with whole natural foods.
From that time, she was utterly convinced of the close relationship between diet and health. She found her life’s calling was to help others discover the importance of this relationship in their own lives.
Christina studied and became an expert in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, acupuncture, macrobiotics and earned a Masters Degree in Nutrition and has authored seven cookbooks on the subject of healthy eating and natural living, including the bestselling Cooking The Whole Foods Way.
Today, almost 33 years after her illness, Christina is a glowing example and inspiration illustrating that food choices have an enormous impact on health and well-being.
Utilizing her internationally-respected public television TV show (airing since 1997) Christina Cooks" and her many books she is: Changing the Health of the World One Meal at a Time