Isabelle Nadeau, PhD
Bio: I wear a lot of hats: I am a mom, scientist, triathlete, runner and love nutrition, especially when related to sports and exercise. Let me tell you more on how this came all about. 25 years ago, I decided to go to engineering school to study Chemical Engineering. Why? I don't know really? Just because my friends were doing it and because I truly like science. Working as a chemical engineer did not appeal to me at all, so I decided to do a PhD in biochemical engineering which led me to the wonderful world of little cells and their metabolism. For many years I studied the metabolism of human cells. My goal was to make them more efficient at producing what we wanted them to make to cure people and make lots of $$$$ (that part did not happen to me). In the meantime, life went on and I had two wonderful little boys and my life became pretty hectic. I found my sanity by training for the next Sprint or Olympic triathlon or next Half-Marathon. As my kids were growing and getting more independent I slowly started doing longer distances. I went up to the marathon, half-Ironman and Ironman and dabbled in the ultrarunning world with a 50K under my belt. Training is really a big part of my life and I love it. After working for 15 years in the Biotech industry feeding my little cells, I decided to make a change for the better and learn how to feed real humans! And make them feel and perform better. I am a certified Sports Nutritionist with the ISSN (www.sportnutritionsociety.org) and I also completed a Level 1 Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist certification or METS1(http://www.metabolicefficiency.org/certification-4/). This blog is all about that: nutrition, improving performance and health while having fun of course! You might see some French here and there, why? I'm originally from Montreal and was raised in French. I now live in beautiful San Francisco with my husband and boys.