At the heart, we are health professionals who want to help you, the clients we interact with, to become well again and have a quality of life. We have realized that the best way to achieve this is to put the power back in your hands.
Anne S. Bingham, MD
Wife, mom of three grown children, doctor, recipe-loving cook, gardener, outdoor activist, family woman — the TotalTrue Anne.
As the daughter-in-law of Dr. Esselstyn, Anne has witnessed the results of his research and listened to his message from the start (1980’s). She and her husband have lived the plant-based life and raised their family the same.
As an OB/GYN, Anne is now seeing more obesity, more diabetes and more hypertension in her women patients. She is more convinced than ever that plant-based nutrition is the key to better health including better pregnancies and healthier babies.
- BA, Yale University
- MD, University of Vermont
- Residency, Metro Health Medical Center at Cleveland, Ohio
- Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (October 2014)
Catherine O’Rourke, BSN, RN
Wife, mom of four, nurse, no-recipe cook, runner, problem solver—that’s the TotalTrue Catherine.
Catherine has been a practicing nurse since 2005, mostly in the ICU taking care of the sickest of the sick. After a few years, she realized that most of her patients had the same medical history: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, vascular disease, kidney disease, dementia…the list goes on. And many had all of these!
Catherine started to become disillusioned with nursing as she feels she wasn’t really helping anyone in the long run. In the hospital we fix them – for the time being. Sooner or later, they’re back with the same issue, or yet another.
Until Catherine watched the “Forks Over Knives” documentary, she never considered the food we ate to be the root of all these diseases. She then realized that her OB (Anne) was part of the influential Esselstyn family.
As a nurse and a problem solver, Catherine understands the importance of education and empowering people to decide to change on their own.
- BSN, Quinnipiac University
- 12 years as an ICU, SWAT, and IV Therapy Nurse
- Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (November 2012)
- Certificate in Diet and Lifestyle Intervention from Wellness Forum Health (January 2017)