About the Author
Shirley Plant has studied the field of nutrition for many years. Diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and multiple food and environmental allergies, Shirley understands first hand the difficulties of trying to plan creative, nutritious, and affordable menus while having to avoid such common foods as wheat, dairy, eggs, corn, gluten, and sugar, just to name a few. But through understanding, education, and a keen interest to help people find food alternatives to fit into their life schedules, Shirley has developed an expertise and reputation in Dietary design and customized recipes, as well as being a personal chef for clients with dietary sensitivities.
Ms. Plant has published various articles for Eco-Sense
, a publication for people with allergies, and the Celiac News, Ottawa Chapter
, a quarterly newsletter. She has also been a presenter at the Ottawa Environmental Health Clinic on food allergies, intolerances and rotation diets.
Shirley lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her dog, Comet.