Curious about a plant-based lifestyle and it’s myriad of health benefits? Author, Holistic Nutritionist, and Natural Foods Chef Wendy also has a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate through eCornell and T.Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She earned 1.8 CEU credits as a 2016 student in this course and continues to promote optimal nutrition counseling through science-based … Continue reading PLANT-BASED 4-WEEK ONLINE COURSE

Waking up your Metabolism – 3 steps!

STEP #1 Healthy is not a Size, it is a Lifestyle Food matters, metabolism basics are simple, we eat, we digest, foods are broken down into carbs, fats, and proteins. Then the calories convert to energy. Next, our cells and tissues use that energy to ....YOU GUESSED IT ....Repair itself. This is why we say … Continue reading Waking up your Metabolism – 3 steps!

21-Day Healthy Living Program Lose Weight + Keep It Off

Positive Nutrition offers one on one, family, and group online/virtual coaching. Wendy is the Founder of Positive Nutrition. She is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Natural Foods Chef, Plant Based Nutrition Educator, Author of Healthy is not a Size, it is a Lifestyle. Wendy lives in South Florida and specializes in Endocrine Disorders. Her clients seek … Continue reading 21-Day Healthy Living Program Lose Weight + Keep It Off

Virtual Nutrition Counseling with Wendy

​​WE ARE OPEN DURING COVID-19!For everyone's safety, we are providing services via video calls for new and existing clients. We have always offered virtual nutrition counseling as an alternative to in-office sessions, so when COVID hit it was an easy transition for us and our clients. All of us will eventually be exposed to the … Continue reading Virtual Nutrition Counseling with Wendy

How to avoid genetically engineered (GE) foods?

PAGE 198 OF HEALTHY IS NOT A SIZE, IT IS A LIFESTYLE - BY WENDY COTTIERS Boycott: Coca Cola corn syrup and or Aspartame) NutraSweet (Aspartame) Nestlé’s Chocolates (soy) Fritos (corn) Karo Corn Syrup (corn) McDonald’s French Fries (potatoes) Green Giant Harvest Burgers (soy) Land o’Lakes Butter (BGH) Similac Infant Formula (soy)    PS I … Continue reading How to avoid genetically engineered (GE) foods?

Wendy’s Raw Vegan Cheesecake

Ingredients: Crust- 2 Cups of Raw Almonds- ½ Cup of Dates- ½ Cup of Shredded CoconutFilling- 3 Cups Cashews (Soaked for an hour.)- ¾ Honey- ¾ Cup of Raw Coconut Oil- ¾ Lime Juice- 2 tablespoons of Vanilla Extract (alcohol free)ToppingAny fruit of choice, such as strawberries or raspberries.  Directions: Crust:1. Place shredded coconut on … Continue reading Wendy’s Raw Vegan Cheesecake

Wendy Cottiers Holistic Nutrition Counseling

I am here to help you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals! When working with me, I use a science-based approach that is tailored to you, which will lead to better results. I believe that everyone is entitled to nutrition education because everyone deserves to live a healthy life! I do not think that it is … Continue reading Wendy Cottiers Holistic Nutrition Counseling

Eating Disorder associated with COVID-19

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2/22-2/28/2021 (#NEDAwareness) (#healthyisnotasizeitisalifestyle) (#cottiersnutrition) Medics are reporting a sharp increase in hospital admissions for eating disorders (ED) during Covid-19. There was a 66% increase in hospital admissions for eating disorders in 2020 compared to 2019 and the numbers continue to surge in 2021. While everyone has a seat at the table, … Continue reading Eating Disorder associated with COVID-19

Venice, Paris, When to Safely Travel?

Season's Greetings from Positive Nutrition. From the pandemic quarantines to politics and protests, the events of 2020 leave me filled with hopes of a more joyful new year. Here we come full circle. Things are finally looking up as we approach 2021 thanks to the vaccine. We have all been affected by the virus in … Continue reading Venice, Paris, When to Safely Travel?

A Cultural Obsession with Size … and Perfect Selfies!

Does size really matter? The social messages that we take in each day from TV, Internet, Magazines and the public in general tells us that the ideal woman is a size 0, skinny this, skinny that. When in reality all throughout the world we cheer to good health. The ideal woman or man is a … Continue reading A Cultural Obsession with Size … and Perfect Selfies!

COVID-19 Impacting Restaurants

Houston's Sashimi Tuna Salad $23 -1 Serving Casa Cottiers Tuna Salad $21-2 Servings Local and national restaurants have banded together to ask people to support the restaurant industry by ordering takeout. I myself only ordered take-out twice since March. As a Holistic Nutritionist and Natural Foods Chef I enjoy the task of grocery shopping and cooking at home. … Continue reading COVID-19 Impacting Restaurants


Consuming a diet high in fat while taking arthritis and anti-inflammatory medications will leave you feeling sleepy and sedated, and can even cause kidney damage. Eating sulfur-containing foods is best. Examples are asparagus, onions, garlic, and eggs.  Green leafy vegetables area also beneficial because they are packed with Vitamin K.  Stick to nonacidic fruits. Red … Continue reading ARTHRITIS RELIEF


Due to COVID-19 all services, including Wellness Wednesday's with Wendy are now through ZOOM. Please continue to join Virtual Wellness Wednesday with Wendy from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also dial in using your phone. Email for the Zoom link we will be giving away raffle prizes, gift cards and other surprises. Looking … Continue reading COVID-19

Flu 😷

Properly known as influenza, it spreads by contaminated droplets from coughing and sneezing. Approximately every ten years influenza pandemics have caused new strains of type-A 🦠 virus. Types A and B are always mutating. Our bodies will not build up resistance against them. Once we catch type C it confers immunity. I’ve always made Juice … Continue reading Flu 😷


Amalgam Fillings vs Composite White Fillings Hair Mineral Testing Not only is fluoride found in our cities drinking water but also in our homes copper pipes. Copper leaches into our drinking water. Same with metal fillings that leach into our bloodstream. This may potentially cause a list of degenerative diseases. When mercury is in your … Continue reading MERCURY TOXICITY

The Controversial Saturated Fat Debate Continues

Does Coconut Oil have more Saturated Fat than Lard, CONT’D. Part 2 by Wendy Cottiers As a raw foods chef and holistic nutrition consultant to children and teenagers with diabetes, I am often asked the question is coconut oil safe? I have always been taught to use coconut oil for cooking, as it can withstand … Continue reading The Controversial Saturated Fat Debate Continues


Join us for Positive Nut’s Monthly Group lecture our topic is VITAMIN DEFICIENCY Saturday, April 14th - Pompano Beach  Deficiencies are something that you need to take very seriously. The consequence can lead to neurological damage. Did you know that you should not supplement with XYZ 2-3 hours after drinking tannic acids found in Coffee/Tea/Wine. Call … Continue reading VITAMIN DEFICIENCY


We offer classes to help you with a variety of nutritional needs. Wend is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Raw Food Chef, Owner of Positive Nutrition, Certified Plant-Based Nutrition Educator through Dr. T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, Author of "Healthy is not a Size, it is a Lifestyle", Florida Foodhandler Certified, and … Continue reading PLANT BASED NUTRITION CLASS April 29, 2017 1PM – 4PM

PARIS-2/14/17 Cooking event

Menu: Creamy Goat Cheese Fondue - Mixed Green Salad with Tofu Bacon and Blue Cheese - Classic Coq a Vin - Dark Chocolate Soufflé with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Class Description: Share your passion for French cuisine with someone special in this hands-on cooking class. We will introduce you to traditional techniques for creating amazing … Continue reading PARIS-2/14/17 Cooking event


Teen Counseling an open discussion. Has your teen been counting fat grams and calories? *Myths About Teen Weight Loss *Overweight teens - & the DAILY Challenges *Causes of Unhealthy Weight and Body Image In reality, maintaining a healthy weight is difficult. Most of us don't have the exceptionally fast metabolisms that supermodels may have naturally … Continue reading BODY IMAGE MAY 19th TEEN EVENT