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Joseph Gonzales became passionate about nutrition by working with breast cancer survivors as an assistant chef over 20 years ago. Joseph realized the impact diet could have on breast cancer and committed his life toward better understanding nutrition research, as a registered dietitian. He graduated in 2008 from Bastyr University in Washington State and since then held many roles as a dietitian.
First, working with kids in Head Start Programs in California, then serving as the Nutrition Director for two non-profit organizations, NutritionFacts.org - a science-based public service provided by Dr. Greger, and the Blue Cure Foundation - dedicated to educating young men and adults about nutrition and lifestyle factors helpful for prostate cancer. Joseph helped conduct and publish research with the Physicians Committee based in Washington D.C., working closely with research study participants. He also worked for the University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program, specifically, as a research dietitian in a comprehensive lifestyle study for women with breast cancer. Joseph even worked as a clinical dietitian at Multicare Health Systems in Tacoma WA, providing nutrition support for oncology patients surrounding their cancer treatments, as well as the Mayo Clinic in SE Minnesota. Throughout all his roles, the most important aspect about him is his desire to help others.
Joseph helps translate robust nutrition research into practical lifestyle changes for the betterment of his clients and their families. He loves hockey, snowboarding, and cooking delicious, healthful foods.
Several months ago, I joined the majority of individuals who began doing everything from home. Sitting at my desk, I remember looking at my step count, disappointed at my numbers day after day. I suddenly missed my walks to the bus stop, moving between classrooms at school, and going to th…view full article
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