‘Empowered Bites’ is a collaboration with Tam and Dr. Rachel on a mission to highlight restaurants that ‘do it right’ to combine the beauty of gastronomy and health. The first in the series is filmed at Just Be Kitchen in Denver, CO. Here’s the video.


The enlightened guidance I provide my clients, attendees to my events, and impart the readers of my book and articles is based on Master of Science research design and analysis education; my undergraduate double major degree in Human Services Administration and Sociology;  certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP); never ending study to keep up with the newest information in nutritional science; traditional wisdom; and my personal knowledge and intellectual property.   

I am the Nutritionist for The Villager, serving Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village and the south metro Denver corridor for 37 years in Colorado. Subscribe to The Villager and read my column guiding readers to smarter self care on their wellness expansion journey.

I am a frequent contributor to magnificent publications including The Villager, Thrive Global, DrLaura.com, Wellness.com, and Beliefnet.com

I have completed two University level horticultural programs which gave me the science behind the thrill of watching the seed germinate, flower and produce fruit and vegetables.   I've been an heirloom veggie gardener for nearly a decade.  I believe the power of real lively food is nourishing for Body, Mind and Spirit.  

For many years I was a 'corporate thriver' as a top sales producer for tech companies and the President of a Best in Class Tech Company I founded in Denver, CO.   I loved the constant change, fast pace and ability to make a difference in people's lives.   Then over the course of the last years of my corporate career, I began to feel my energy struggle.  My enjoyment of life was severely stifled.   My very mobility was becoming an issue.  Inner inflammation was presenting itself outwardly.   I experienced a cascade of severe dysfunction in my body. 

I began following the trail to Physicians and Practitioners to figure out how I could restore myself.  The information I received was conflicting until I came to know my food choices were a causative factor in what ailed my body.  I wasn't perfect, but according to American standards I ate a clean and healthy diet.  You see, creating health had always been something I valued.  

I began peeling back my beliefs, habits and choices. I began to learn the healing power of food and how nourishment works.  I removed offensive food I used to think of as healthy and added truly healing food for my body.  I emphasize the personalized approach because I learned what's healthful for my body is different than others.  We are all unique as our fingerprint.  Beautiful snowflakes if you will!  

A healthful journey is one of expansion, both an art and a science.   I've described my journey to restoration in my title:  A Fresh Wellness Mindset.  The book is a scientifically referenced guide for anyone to easily create a food life for optimal health, ease and satisfaction.  The book guides people to navigate the gluten free movement and whether grains are right for them.  The book isn't a call to follow what I did.  The book doesn’t recommend one diet.  The book is a guide for readers to restore and protect their vital energy with choices personally appealing for their senses and bio-chemistry.  The book guides readers to navigate the modern food supply with ingenuity. 

Beyond practicing the amazing power of real food, I integrate balance of work, play, rest, stress management and recovery.  I know all the pieces of our lives play together to create our wellness status and how great life feels.  Right now my life is simple and easy by design which feels amazingly happy and healthy to me.  I am an avid gardener; hike around new trails with my Labrador Daisy, enjoy great Pilates workouts and yoga sessions; am a creator of fantastic recipes; love any chance I get to be on water; enjoy my friends and family; and think I am a seriously great kitchen dancer!  

I convey to everyone I am blessed to work with that signs/symptoms are messages from the body that something is off.  Left unattended they will likely progress and manifest into larger health issues.   Don’t do what I did for years and let your own Yeah Buts get in the way of what is real. 

Be Your Beautiful Self,

Tam John

A Fresh Wellness Mindset inspires and empowers personalized healthful choices.

Learn the art and science of choosing healthfully for life. Navigate a life free of gluten, truth about grain nourishment, modern food ingredients, support food sensitivities and learn if you can reintroduce once problematic foods. The book includes 19 recipes for every meal and snacks.