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Ashley Madden


Ashley Madden is a pharmacist turned plant-based chef, certified holistic nutrition consultant, and best-selling cookbook author. She decided to pursue an education in holistic nutrition after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis over a decade ago. The diagnosis triggered an overhaul of her personal and professional life and ultimately, she traded prescriptions for plants! Ashley collaborates with other health and culinary professionals in recipe development, wellness writing, and food photography.

She shares her flavorful and inventive plant-based, gluten-free, and oil-free culinary creations in her weekly Rise Shine Cook recipe newsletter. Her cookbooks (The Plant-Based Cookbook and Plant-Based Delicious) are mainstays of plant-based cuisine. She has been featured in Forks Over Knives Magazine, Alive Magazine, Vegan Living Magazine, Global Vegan Magazine, on Veg News, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, Ashley currently resides in Taipei with her husband Bernard, son George, and beloved collection of cookbooks.


The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition was exactly what I was looking for. It gave me the tools to pivot from my career as a pharmacist and introduced me to concepts, ideas, and frameworks that not lonely changed my personal life, but allowed me to work in a field I was truly passionate about.

Ashley Madden, C.H.N.C.