Hi, I’m Dani Meitiv. I’m a scientist, mother, & health coach who is passionate about helping women & men in their 40’s & achieve their best health, no matter what challenges they’ve struggled with in the past.
I’m not your typical health coach. My second grade teacher called me an iconoclast and not much has changed since then. I’m not afraid to challenge the experts and reject ‘conventional wisdom’ when science and common sense clearly point in a different direction.
My family has a history of autoimmunity, cancer, and early death, especially the women. I feared this legacy, so at 14, I became a vegetarian. At the time, I thought giving up animal products was the way to be “healthy.” In spite of this, my health started to decline in my 20’s, and I was diagnosed with two autoimmune disorders: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and celiac disease. It wasn’t until I adopted a Primal or ‘paleo’ diet and added animal products back into my diet (after more than 23 years as a vegetarian!) that I began to recover. When I reached my 40’s, I added science-based strategies like the keto diet and intermittent fasting into my lifestyle to lose weight, prevent disease, and maintain my health during midlife and perimenopause.
You may know me as the ‘Free Range Mom‘ because I fought for the right to teach my children responsibility & independence by letting them walk home from a neighborhood park without an adult. They were detained by the police & Child Protective Services (CPS) & my husband & I were found guilty of child neglect. But we fought back because FACTS, SCIENCE, AND COMMON SENSE told us that what we were doing was right. Kids are safer today than ever before, they are capable of the same freedom I had as a kid, & such unsupervised time is critical for their development. And we won.
I’ll bring that same passion and commitment to evidence and results to help you achieve your health goals. Contact me today for your FREE initial session so we can work together to help you get crystal clear on how you can use cutting-edge science to achieve your best life & health.