About Dr. Dena Mendes
Dr. Dena Mendes received her degree in Public Health and Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State University, has attended programs at Harvard and Northwestern universities and holds a Doctor of Naturopathy Degree. Dena is also licensed and certified as a Health Coach, Holistic Yoga Instruction, Holistic Chef and Pranic Healer.
Dr. Dena was first introduced to healing and healthy living as a teenager when she was forced to heal her own health related issues. Traditional medicine proved ineffective and out of near desperation, she turned to a natural doctor. Within a week, almost all her symptoms had disappeared and Dr. Dena had found her passion!
In 2001, Dr. Dena was diagnosed with breast cancer, which spread from one pre-cancerous, encapsulated (in situ) pea sized tumor after a botched lumpectomy. Dr. Dena heroically fought her battle and kicked cancers ass! Her return to health, not just good health, but great looking, great feeling health is due to her way of life and her positive attitude. Dena has taken her health awakening opportunity and turned it into a gift to share with others.
Over the years, Dr. Dena has integrated and woven together the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of holistic health into a life force that has served her well. Dena considers fueling her body with healthy alternative food to be one of the key ingredients in helping her achieve optimal health.
Dr. Dena offers programs that are designed to fit individual or corporate needs; she believes we are all as unique as our fingerprint and require personalized “perfect health” protocols to fit those needs.
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Share the Health
The clearest and most pressing danger lies in the fact that every second an American suffers from at least one chronic illness, 60 million people suffer from multiple chronic conditions. Despite advances in modern medicine, our health is worse today than ever before! There is no doubt that sickness affects us directly, causing untold suffering and hardship in all our lives.
Dr. Dena’s Healthy U is designed to “share the health” and dedicated to your education and empowerment!
Through her recipes, cooking demonstrations, personal consultations and motivating and empowering speaking engagements, Dena is committed to guiding others towards a healthier U. Dr. Dena’s book, The Wellness Cookbook for a Healthy U, shares quick, easy, healthy and absolutely delicious recipes with U!
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Dr. Dena Mendes is also a motivational speaker who inspires audiences with her riveting and candid anecdotal stories. She empowers audiences to grow a new sense of themselves as she guides them through their own health awakening journeys.
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Dr. Dena serves on the Board of Directors of the Integrative Medicine Program at Children’s Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL), The Healthy School Campaign and is the founder of the not-for-profit Pink Foundation—an organization whose mission is to educate and empower people facing health challenges with alternative and holistic support.
Dr. Dena also developed the Food Detectives, an educational program for K-12 schools that empowers and encourages children to make wise and informed nutritional choices. Kids gain the necessary tools to become their own food detectives. The Food Detectives has brought this essential program to hundreds of schools across the country including the Saturday Enrichment Program at Northwestern University.