Anne Mullens

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Anne Mullens is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author specializing in health and science writing. She has won a dozen Canadian awards for her work and her articles have been included in anthologies of top non-fiction. She writes frequently for international editions of Readers Digest, making cutting-edge health research interesting and understandable to the magazine’s global readership of 10.5 million people, in 49 editions and 21 languages.

Anne’s pre-diabetes diagnosis in 2015 — despite being normal weight, exercising regularly and eating what she thought was a healthy diet — was a bewildering shock. It sent her searching the medical literature and the Internet for solutions to stave off what she feared was inevitable Type 2 diabetes. She discovered Diet Doctor, embraced the LCHF diet, lost 10 pounds, trimmed inches from her waist and returned her blood sugar to normal ranges. Her story about reversing pre-diabetes began appearing in Reader’s Digest editions around the world in February 2017.

Since then, Anne has become a passionate advocate for the health-improving impacts of LCHF. She coaches family and friends in the diet, pitches editors with new LCHF stories, and makes her own variations of LCHF recipes. Her tasty ketopita recipe adds caramelized onions, chia seeds and aged cheddar cheese to our Oopsie bread. She makes big batches and freezes it for easy lunchtime sandwiches.

Anne works with Team Diet Doctor to help spread the word about the health and science around LCHF, making low carb simple for a global audience.

In spring 2018, Anne completed the Professional Training in Low Carbohydrate High Fat/ Ketogenic Nutrition & Treatment Online Training program, provided by the Noakes Foundation Nutrition Network.

Most popular guides

  • Keto snacks – the best and the worst
  • Fruits and berries: A keto guide
  • Alcohol and the keto diet: 7 things you need to know



The green keto meat eater, part 3
Struggling to afford insulin
New online archive reveals food industry's tactics
The green keto meat eater, part 2
Powerful beverage lobby is battling to keep juice in new Canadian food guide
Coming to a store shelf near you: more confusing labels on certain edible oils
Study: Millions of people with diabetes won't get the insulin they need by 2030
Is a low-protein, high-carb diet the key for a better aging brain? Maybe in mice
$150 million for diabetes strategy in Canada
Content, community and connection: The value of low-carb conferences
The green keto meat eater, part 1
Six ways to stay environmentally friendly on a low-carb or keto diet
The quintessential Swedish experience
When you’re fueled by fat, traveling is a relative breeze
The ode to zucchini
Reflections on humans held captive in a carbohydrate culture
In praise of liver: falling in love with a widely reviled food
Can keto help certain kids? A pediatrician's story
The keto diet two ways: 1) easy, simple and cheap or 2) processed, packaged and expensive
Can keto help autism? Ellis' story
Kids and keto: Can a high-fat low-carb diet help with ADHD, autism and more?
Ketogenic diet for mental health: Come for the weight loss, stay for the mental health benefits?
The ketogenic diet for Alzheimer's prevention and treatment: Can it help?
A closer look at infant neural tube defects and diets – do you know what to eat for the sake of your unborn child?
Gary Taubes: Crusading champion for better nutrition science
Journalist Nina Teicholz:
In the world of nutrition, a bulldozer for truth

Ignoring the mainstream myths about low-carb ketogenic eating
Dr. Jason Fung: Dismantling diet dogma, one puzzle piece at a time
Dr. Ted Naiman: Treating patients with low carb for 20 years
Low-carb profiles: Dr. Sarah Hallberg
Fruits and berries: A keto guide
IBS and the keto diet
Wanna dance, wanna move
Sunday morning eggs
Alcohol and the keto diet: 7 things you need to know
Is your fasting blood glucose higher on low carb or keto? Five things to know
The keto diet: Happy muscles running on fat
Top 10 tips to lose weight on low carb or keto for women 40+
Slipping and recovering on the keto journey
Keto snacks – the best and the worst
Reflections on a Troubled Birth – Could It Have Been Avoided with Ketogenic Eating?
Can a keto diet treat brain cancer?
Can low carb or keto help with gestational diabetes in pregnancy?
Is low carb and keto safe during pregnancy?
Never too old, too sick, too late to experience positive results with low-carb eating
Trying to conceive? Try the better baby diet of beef, butter & bacon
Fighting fat phobia: changing fat from feared to revered once again
Eight reasons to adopt a low-carb diet for polycystic ovarian syndrome
"A light went on for me"



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