Leading a plant-based lifestyle, since January 2017, Canan transformed her health, winning her years of battle with chronic pain. She has become passionate about sharing the benefits of plant-based nutrition and teaches Food for Life classes online from her new home in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). She also teaches at her home in northern Italy, and at different venues in Istanbul, Turkey, when she returns to Europe. In addition, she has been working internationally in the field of nature and biodiversity conservation for 35 years and holds a M.S. degree in Environmental Science.
After hearing about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, in 2016, she immersed herself in learning about whole-food, plant-based nutrition. Canan received her Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University and was certified as a Plant-Based Chef through Rouxbe Online Culinary School and she is a licensed Food for Life Instructor with the Physicians Committee.
Combining her two fields of interest and expertise, she actively promotes the links between a healthy plant-based diet and the health of the planet. Canan believes despite the gloomy outlook with regards to Climate Change, if we can create a sea change in how nutrition and agriculture is viewed globally, we still have a “climate chance” and a brighter future.