Praise for the Whole30® program from a variety of medical professionals and experts in their field.


“I have done the Whole30 and prescribe it to my patients. In my clinical practice, I have had patients lose weight, lower the amount of insulin they need to take by up to 80%, lower their hemoglobin A1c by three full points in three months, improve or completely resolve symptoms of brain fog, fatigue, and chronic pain. More importantly, patients look and feel better when they eat this way.” -Luc Readinger, M.D. VMH Family Practice and Complementary Medicine


“I use the Whole30 protocol in conjunction with acupuncture in a wide range of patients, from those looking for relief from a specific pain complaint to those suffering from more amorphous diagnosis (chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, insomnia, etc.).  I’ve had over 30 patients complete the Whole30 as part of their treatment plan. I have had two rheumatologists and a neurologist contact me to find out what kind of magic I am performing on their patients! I’ve also seen extremely good results using the Whole30 protocol in post-surgery patients who are not yet ready for active rehab. It gives them a tool to hasten their recovery and also manage post-surgical inflammation in a way drugs simply cannot.” -Duncan Macdonald, L.Ac., San Francisco, CA


“I have personally experienced the benefits of the Whole30 program, and I wholeheartedly recommend the Whole30 plan to my patients to optimize a woman’s health during pregnancy and lactation. The nutrient-dense foods recommended provide ample vitamins and minerals without the need for the standard prenatal supplement. Eating real food Whole9-style will also help regulate blood sugars, alleviating hypoglycemic spells common in pregnancy. In addition, the Whole30 will reduce the likelihood of gestational diabetes, excess pregnancy weight gain, and possibly macrosomia (large babies) and polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid).” –Michele Blackwell, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology


“The Whole30 is by far one of the best programs available to help individuals learn how and why to make the best food choices. While Dallas and Melissa’s information is based on credible scientific references, the information is presented in an easy-to-understand and captivating manner. There are thousands of testimonials available that give credit to this program’s success, and I highly recommend it.” –Stephanie Greunke, R.D.


“I have been using the Whole30 with my patients, and have seen some amazing and exciting results. One patient in particular has lost 20lbs, and her most recent lab studies show a normal A1C, increased HDL, and lower overall cholesterol and LDL. She also was able to completely resolve her non-ulcer dyspepsia without the need for medications. For those patients that are compatible with the recommended program I have seen similar results. I have spent many hours reading and reviewing your program and I feel it is a no-nonsense approach to nutrition that covers all the macro- and micro-nutritional needs for people.” -Chad Potteiger, D.O. ABIM certified Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine


“I love this program and recommend it to all my chronic pain patients. I’m typically not one to jump on any bandwagons but I truly think the research and what I have seen in my clinical experience speak for themselves. Thank you Whole30 for improving my life and the lives of my patients.” -Matthew Lane, D.C. F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic


Regarding the Whole30 Meal Planning Template: “While it’s obviously important to have excellent food quality, you also have to be in the right neighborhood with macronutrients. I tore your meal planning template apart, put it back together, and did all the math. When all was said and done, I realized you had a really well organized plan for people.  You put thought into your recommendations and your meal planning template… and you got it right.” –Michael Hasz, M.D. Spinal Surgeon, Virginia Spine Institute


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Melissa Urban

Co-Founder / CEO

Melissa Urban is a 7x New York Times bestselling author (including the # bestselling The Whole30) who specializes in helping people establish healthy boundaries and successfully navigate habit change. She has been featured by the New York Times, People, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, and is a prominent keynote speaker on boundaries, building community, health trends, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her husband, son, and a poodle named Henry.