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About Dr. Judith Valentine

Dr. Judith Valentine writes, teaches, speaks and consults to individuals and organizations on issues of nutrition and wellness. Driven by the desire to empower individuals to create greater health and vitality for themselves, Judi is no stranger to the purposeful choices that must be made in order to make the world a better place.

Judi has worked with over 500 clients, helping them to achieve greater health by learning how to eat properly and avoid toxic ingredients in food, supplements, and personal care products. She has combined her expertise in wellness and nutrition and her business savvy to become one of the most successful Regional Vice Presidents of Arbonne International, a direct sales company offering botanically-based skin care, nutritional, and personal care products. An accomplished writer, Judi has written numerous articles on health, wellness, and toxic ingredient awareness. In 2003 she published Weight Solutions: The New Body-Mind-Spirit Approach with co-author Dr. Janet Cunningham.

Judi spent much of her life pushing beyond conventional boundaries. As a child, she dreamed of becoming a doctor one day – which was simply not an option for nice girls in Maine in the 1960’s. So, for a time, she instead channeled her energies into successful careers of teaching, real estate, and business and financial management.

Despite postponing her dream of becoming a doctor, Judi’s adventurous spirit was always visible. As a born trailblazer, she was unafraid to venture past the “no girls allowed” signs on the old boys’ club doors. In Portland, Maine, she was the first woman ever invited to become president of the Lion’s Club (“Woman Becomes Lion,” read the headline in the Portland newspaper). She was also the first female president of the Portland Club, historically a staunchly male Republican organization. “Once they let the Democrats in,” says Judi, “they had to let women in.”

Judi’s lifelong fascination with the workings of the human body took on new meaning when she experienced serious health issues herself as a young woman. The alternative health movement, although still in its infancy, was growing fast, and it served as a launching point for Judi’s search for a balanced food program for herself and her family. Judi continued to pursue her interests in nutritional and health issues while making her mark professionally as a successful businesswoman in Maine and Washington, D.C.

In 1992, Judi moved with her husband Barry to Annapolis to accommodate his career as a political appointee. Because a second income was no longer necessary to support their household, Barry encouraged Judi to pursue her lifelong interest in holistic nutrition. At the age of 44, Judi began a full time pursuit of her doctorate.

Judi received both a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition in 1996 from the American Holistic College of Nutrition and that same year completed a clinical internship at the Capital University Clinic of Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC, where she was certified as an Integrative Health Practitioner. She is also certified by the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. At the undergraduate level, she studied Business Administration at the University of Maine.

Since realizing her dream of becoming a doctor, Judi has continued to blaze trails. She has worked hard to navigate the tense territory between traditional and alternative medicine, building a solid bridge between the two historically opposed communities. She has taught at Anne Arundel Community College in Annapolis, and has been on staff at Calvert Memorial Hospital’s Healthy Alternatives Integrative Medicine Clinic outside of Washington, D.C.

 

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