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As a physician, best-selling author, and motivational speaker, Dr. Ann Kulze is on a personal crusade to share with as many people as possible the joys of living well. She is a renowned authority in the areas of nutrition, healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. As a gifted teacher with unrivaled credibility and passion, Dr. Ann transforms all of the “new science” of healthy living into programs that are simple, easy and fun!
With her unique background and formal training in both nutrition and medicine, along with her extensive “hands on” experience as a wife, mother of 4 and trusted family physician, Dr. Ann has distinguished herself as a one-of-a-kind “real world” nutrition and wellness expert. Growing up in a family with a rich heritage in science and medicine, Dr. Ann developed an interest in wellness and specifically nutrition at an early age. Following her passion, she attended Clemson University and graduated with honors with a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she received numerous academic awards and graduated as the Valedictorian of her class. Following her professional training, she worked as a family physician for 14 years and established the wellness education firm, Just Wellness, LLC in 2002.
In addition to her private wellness coaching practice, she is a corporate wellness trainer and a highly sought motivational speaker. She has been the national spokesperson for Ruby Tuesday’s highly acclaimed SMART EATING Initiative and the nutrition spokesperson for the Healthy South Carolina Challenge.
Dr. Ann is the author of the award-winning, best-selling Eat Right for Life book series (WELCOA), Weigh Less for Life (WELCOA), and her latest release, Eat Right for Life: The Family Plan (WELCOA). Hundreds of North American businesses, including some of the country's leading medical centers, have used her books to guide their employees. Dr. Ann has created a host of other user-friendly wellness resources including podcasts, shopping guides, live life guides, and webinars to further leverage her inspirational wellness message.
Dr. Ann has been featured in a number of national media outlets including the Dr. Oz show, Oprah and Friends Radio, Time Magazine, NPR, WebMD, CNN Radio, Cosmopolitan, Woman's World, Prevention, and Redbook, among many others. She is a regular host of South Carolina’s NPR Your Day radio program and a regular guest on various radio programs across the country.
When she is not writing, researching or motivating others through her public or corporate speaking engagements, Dr. Ann lives her wellness message, enjoying swimming, running, kayaking, cooking and spending time with her wonderful family.
Dr. Ann lives with her husband and four children in her native Charleston, SC. She currently serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) and the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Scientific Advisory Board for Exercise TV, the Board of Directors for the Lowcountry Open Land Trust, and the Charleston County School District's School Health and Wellness Committee. She is a recipient of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s champion seal and the distinguished South Carolina Liberty Fellowship. She currently serves as the co-chair of the South Carolina Liberty Fellowship Health Forum.