Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., is the award-winning author of over twenty books, including the New York Times bestseller Before the Change. There are more than 3.5 million copies of her books in print. She has been seen on Dr. Phil, The View, Extra, Good Morning America, 20/20, PBS, and CNN among countless television appearances. She writes a monthly column for First for Women magazine. Gittleman holds a Ph.D. in holistic nutrition and a master's degree in nutrition education, and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. She lives in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.