Catherine Shanahan, MD studied epigenetics and molecular biology as a graduate student at Cornell University before attending Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She began researching ancestral health while practicing Family Medicine in Hawaii. There, she identified the culinary traditions shared by all her healthiest, longest-lived patients regardless of their ethnicity or cultural background. These elements, which she calls The Four Pillars of World Cuisine, became the basis of her first book.
In 2010, she spearheaded T.R.I.M. (Treatment to Reverse Inflammatory Metabolism), a 12-week program that uses food as medicine to treat patients with diabetes, overweight, cancer and other aspects of metabolic imbalance. Dr. Cate has lectured across the country and the Pacific, featured in the (to be released) documentary film Medical.inc, Consumers Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, Your Health Matters (WKXL), and numerous websites and online radio/TV shows including DrLoRadio, Underground Wellness, The Food Rightʼs Hour, and LivinLaVidaLowCarb with Jimmy Moore.