About Ivy

filler_image Ivy Larson is a nutrition, fitness and wellness expert. She is the founder of CleanCuisine.com and the Clean Cuisine product line and author of four nutrition books including the bestselling Gold Coast Cure (HCI Books, 2005) and Clean Cuisine: An 8-Week Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition Program that Will Change the Way You Age, Look & Feel (Penguin-Berkley, 2013) She is also an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health Fitness Specialist and creator of Full Fitness Fusion: The 30 Minute Solution workout DVD. Ivy holds additional professional certifications as a fitness instructor and fitness testing specialist through the Fitness Institute International.

As an All-American Cheerleader, dancer and gymnast, Ivy always had a passion for fitness. Her interest in nutrition was sparked by a diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1998 at the age of twenty-two. Along with her husband, Andy Larson, M.D., Ivy developed an anti-inflammatory nutrition program that has kept the symptoms of her disease in remission for almost 15 years. Ivy’s “MS diet” has helped thousands of people with all kinds of inflammatory medical conditions improve their health and regain their lives. In 2012 Ivy faced another health calamity when her decade-long hip pain was diagnosed as “Femoral Retroversion”. She underwent a major surgery for a femoral derotational osteotomy and was unable to walk for over six months. But once again, Ivy turned her health mishap into a positive with the development of a no-impact workout system, Full Fitness Fusion, that was filmed just nine months after her surgery and created as a workout anybody can do.

Ivy’s story as well as her expertise in fitness and nutrition has made her a popular figure among top national media outlets; she has appeared on Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, Martha Stewart Radio, The Montel Show, NBC’s ivillage Live and as a host of nutrition and fitness segments on Lifetime Television. Her recipes, fitness and nutrition advice have been featured in in Time Magazine, US News and World Report, Fitness Magazine, Life & Style, Get Active, Oxygen, Woman’s Day, Woman’s World, Star, National Examiner, First for Women, Quick and Simple and many others.

As a mother, Ivy intimately understands the time constraints other working women and mothers face and she aims to make her lifestyle and fitness recommendations as realistic and doable as possible. Her Clean Cuisine recipes, workouts and nutrition advice are especially popular among time-crunched women trying to balance family, fitness, health and work. Ivy lives in North Palm Beach, FL with her husband and their son, Blake.

Click here to read Ivy’s inspiring story, “From Illness to Exercise DVD.”