Julie has had a lifetime passion for health and nutrition, researching popular diets and food trends for more than 25 years. She studied nutrition in college and also has a Nutrition Educator's Certificate from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. Julie had long considered chocolate her second passion, yet she rarely consumed it until the health benefits of chocolate news broke. She decided to capitalize on the opportunity to combine her lifelong loves. Her book, The Chocolate Therapist: A User's Guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate is the result of this unique intersection. Julie's company, The Chocolate Therapist, Inc, handcrafts all-natural chocolates onsite in Historic Littleton, Colorado. Chocolate creations are made with natural chocolate, nuts, berries, spices and organic flavoring oils, all custom-designed to promote optimal health and support the natural-eating concepts in her book.