Hi. I’m Elizabeth Yarnell and thanks for stopping by my healthy eating and natural lifestyle blog, Effortless Eating.

I started writing this blog in 2008 as a place to share recipes, healthy eating tips, and natural remedies for common ailments. It has evolved into a venue for me to  share my best natural remedies and solutions, rave about my favorite natural foods or products, and rant about outrages like carcinogens in sunscreens or pharmaceutical drugs in our water supply or GMOs in our food chain. I am a believer of what Hippocrates said so famously in 400 BCE:
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

Since 1999, I’ve been living with Multiple Sclerosis, though you wouldn’t know it as my last MS attack was in 2002. From the beginning when I awoke blind in my right eye two weeks before my thirtieth birthday, my husband insisted my food choices (mainly my Diet Coke-Crystal Lite-Gummi Bears lifestyle) played a role in how I was feeling. It was he who first turned my attention to the role food plays in the body.

Along the way, I’ve learned a lot from studying nutrition and food. After I changed my own diet, I published a cookbook (it won some awards – they are listed at the bottom of this page!) and toured the country speaking about nutrition and offering cooking classes. For a couple years in there I performed an average of 100 times/year – it was a crazy schedule to keep, especially while my kids were young!  Here are some of my television and radio appearances.


I slowed things down, went back to school and became a naturopathic doctor (ND). Discovering the role that food sensitivities play in inflammation brought my interests full-circle to where I’ve become absolutely convinced of the connection between diet and health. I now run a nationwide food sensitivities clinic designing customized anti-inflammatory diets, and am the director of the Fight MS with Food project.


If you read my blog, you’ll find I’m interested in health – yours, mine, my two kids’, our country’s, the planet’s – and I get outraged when I learn of new toxic indignities and health hazards in our world.


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Nutrition / Health and Wellness Speaker

Bring me in as a speaker to your next event and your audience will leave empowered to take positive steps to control their health. You can see my past engagements on my Events page.


The information presented in this blog should in no way be interpreted as medical advice from a medical professional. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Elizabeth Yarnell and Pomegranate Consulting, LLC.

My intent is to share my own personal journey into the natural lifestyle and decisions I pursue in my quest for healthy bodies and lives for my family, friends, and clients by employing natural alternatives. I encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your own research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners. Comments are owned by Pomegranate Consulting, LLC.

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Effortless Eating

Short for Effortless Eating for Healthier Bodies (SM).

Fast Facts about Elizabeth

» Inventor and holder of US patent no. 6,846,504 and a Canadian patent.

» A home cook, Naturopath (ND), Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT),
Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP), and Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNC).

» Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999.

» Born in 1969.

» Married with 2 children.

» Lives in Denver, CO.

 Fast Facts about Glorious One-Pot Meals

» Glorious One-Pot Meals: A Revolutionary New Quick and Healthy Approach to Dutch Oven Cooking, originally published in 2005 by Pomegranate Consulting, LLC, re-published by Random House/Clarkson-Potter, 2009.

» iParenting Media‘s Call for Outstanding Products 2007 award winner.

» Award-Winning Finalist in the Cookbooks category of the National Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards

» Award-Winning finalist in both the Cookbooks: General category and the Diet: Health category in the Best Books 2006 National Book Awards.

» Award-Winning Second Place Finalist for the 2006 Colorado Independent Publisher Association’s Evvy Awards.

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