Living life in full colour.

After experiencing some concerning digestive issues while travelling in Africa at the end of 2003, I returned home and began a tour of doctors, while building a career in advertising. Three years and 19 doctors later, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. I was told this disease was incurable- and comitted right then to break the rules and live on my own terms- defying what convention was telling me, question the paradigms, look at life through a fuchsia coloured lens and UnDiet my life.  I took my health into my own hands and within one month I was symptom free and remain symptom free from a disease believed to be incurable. UnDieting is how I live and what I teach.

This wasn’t my original dream job… but it is now!

Meghan Telpner UnDiet

My undergraduate degree was in fashion and my first career was in advertising- digital media and event planning specifically. I retired in 2006 and there began my real education in life. I worked to get myself well, then went and got my formal training and certification as a holistic nutritionist. I took it beyond my formal studies, cultivating an understanding of the food we eat and the affect it has on our physical, and emotional health, specifcally the importance of happiness on our health.  Our connection to food influences out connection to ourselves, each other and the planet.

The way we live, think, and respond to the world impacts our personal health as much as how we feed ourselves.

This is why I created and launched the world’s first  Culinary Nutrition Expert Certification (CNE) program. We are graduating amazing talent twice a year with students from around the globe. In the Spring o f 2014, I built a brand new school- The Academy of Culinary Nutrition, home to the CNE program and a hub for learning about culinary nutrition, wellbeing, and business for health professional.s

I have been blessed with the honour of now teaching the teachers- helping to cultivate health leaders in their own communities.

I do, of course, get out once in a while. Usually I escape to sunny destinations where I run Retreats or have been known to spend months at a time, simply working remotely because, well, I can!  You should probably come with me.

All of this cooking, writing, teaching and cheerleading led me to write a book. My first book is called UnDiet. Fitting as this is the theme of my life- to break the rules of convention and encourage people to do the same. The idea of UnDiet Revolution is catching on and an unbelievable tribe has formed. UnDiet hit #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list, #2 in the Globe and Mail and was named 2013 Best Health and Nutrition Book by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

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Do I look familiar to you?

Maybe it’s because in 2011 I was the Food and Nutrition expert for CTV’s Marilyn Denis Show, appear regularly on Oh So Cosmo, and CTV News. I have been featured on Breakfast Television, Glow Magazine, CTVs’ eTalk Daily, Canada AM, Steven & Chris, CBC’s Metro Morning, CBC’s Fresh Air, Fashion Magazine, Chatelaine, Elephant Journal, The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Chalkboard Magazine, The Ottawa Citizen,  and Reader’s Digest- Best Health, to name a few. Have a look at some recent television media I have done. 

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Meghan Telpner is a Toronto-based nutritionista and her humorous, engaging and real approach to healthy living has garnered her a world-wide following and extensive media attention. Her online cooking courses and brand new school, the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, offers inspired training for life. Meghan’s bestselling and award winning book UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health is creating a revolution in how people think about their health. Watch Meghan every week on MeghanTelpner.TV and join Meghan’s community on twitter and instragram @MeghanTelpner. For more visit

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