Hilary Boynton, certified holistic health counselor, received a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia and was trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. The devoted mother of five kids, Hilary has seen the power of nutritional healing firsthand. Inspired by her own experience of "food as medicine," she has dedicated herself to helping others on their path to wellness as a cook, coach, and professional educator. Hilary supports her clients by integrating "Paleo" and "Primal" philosophies with the wisdom of the Ancestral Health Movement and the Weston A. Price Foundation. Hilary is a Weston A. Price chapter leader, has run several local food co-ops, teaches cooking classes out of her house, and helped to open a farm-to-table restaurant in Concord, Massachusetts. She lives in Topanga, California with her family.

Hilary recently co-authored the best selling cookbook, The Heal your Gut Cookbook, released in September 2014. The success of her book, and the lessons she learned along the way, helped to fuel her new project. LIVE YUM YUM became a reality when she realized she just had to do more. The letters of pleas for help, from sick people all over the world, opened her eyes to this global problem of ill health. The passion and determination she has to empower people to take control of their own health and prevent disease is tireless. She and her family have battled many health issues themselves including cancer, epilepsy, infertility, eczema, and Alzheimer’s amongst others.

She understands what it’s like to be in the trenches. In talking with people from around the world, and listening to them recount the fond memories around the traditional foods they ate growing up, much the same as in her cookbook, she knew this information had to be shared. Uncovering not only the truths and mistruths, but the fun and pleasure of preparing a meal, she hopes to inspire people to get back in their kitchens and cook…simple, economical, real food.