Dodie Hayes Anderson has been a nutritionist for 55 years. She grew up on the east coast of the United States and graduated from Tufts University (Boston, Massachusetts) in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She married Bruce Anderson in 1962 and had three children, the middle child with Down Syndrome. In 1968 she received her Master’s degree in teaching from the Adelphi/Columbia Graduate Program (New York City).
During her early married life, she researched tirelessly for the elusive root causes of illnesses. She believed food was, and is, the foundation for good health. She sought the best quality food for herself and her family at small health food stores, local farms and dairies. She also managed a health food store in Worcester, Massachusetts for five years where she learned about the food supplement industry, sources of natural foods, and ways to work with customers who had challenging health issues. While raising her small children, Dodie’s research in nutrition enabled her to teach classes and consult with individuals. In her mid-forties, she moved to Switzerland with her husband and young daughter for four years. During this time, she wrote articles published in the American Women’s Magazine and traveled throughout France and Switzerland giving lectures on nutrition.
Upon returning to Boston, Massachusetts, Dodie launched a nutrition consulting practice and taught in adult education programs, schools, civic and health clubs. In 1997 Dodie and her husband moved to California where they created the Metabolic Education Training Program for Metabolic Typing Advisors. Together they traveled nationally and authored extensive training courses, certifying over 2000 advisors including medical doctors, medical researchers, naturopaths, chiropractors and personal trainers.
Dodie continued to provide support for her family, especially her son with Down Syndrome, and worked with clients who had unresolved medical issues. Enter Dr. Peat: In 2004 Dodie read an online interview with Dr. Peat by the Weston A. Price Foundation. His responses impressed her with his original, logical, sequenced, historic AND scientific knowledge. At this pivotal point, Dodie turned to her husband and said, “For the first time, I have found somebody who knows what he is talking about and I’m going to contact Ray immediately!” In less than 48 hours she had her first appointment. Since that day she has been in contact with him regularly and has experienced not only success in her own life but with her clients as well. He is an independent researcher and despite much of his advice being the opposite of mainstream medical theories, clients who have consulted with Dodie employing Dr. Peat’s suggestions have seen significant health improvements.