Tom Malterre, MS, CN, began learning about nutrition at the age of 10 from his family doctor, Dr. John McDougall. He continued his studies by attaining both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nutritional sciences from Bastyr University. As a medical affairs team member at Thorne Research, he lectured across North America and educated doctors on nutritional biochemistry and Functional Medicine. Along with his wife Ali, Tom has co-authored three books, including the recent The Elimination Diet. He has been inspired by his clinical clients and the online practitioner coaching programs he teaches at Whole Life Nutrition. A lover of nature, Tom loves to hike, climb, and wild-harvest plants with his children.