Eating To Live was founded on the simple but life-changing premise that personal health starts with your gut.
Far too many people today suffer from inexplicable symptoms that diminish their health and quality of life, and sadly, the majority of them fall through the cracks of Western medicine.
Middle-aged individuals often believe issues like fatigue, pain, weight gain, or brain fog are a natural part of growing older when in reality, they might be symptoms of a leaky gut!
Our mission is to help as many people as we can heal themselves from inside and out by offering a natural solution that doesn’t involve harsh pharmaceuticals, expensive medical treatments, or quick fix gimmicks.
Eating To Live is about starting from scratch to get a complete picture of your health.
Our method teaches you to pinpoint which foods cause or decrease inflammation and symptoms in your body, so you can tailor a fully personalized lifestyle that heals your gut and restores optimal health.
We founded Eating To Live because we’ve been there.
As the married founders of Eating To Live, we fought a long battle together before finding a solution that has since changed thousands of people’s lives. If you do the work to heal, it will change yours too.
Meet Carla Meine, CFNC
CEO & Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor
An award-winning businesswoman behind multiple wellness companies, including IdealShape, Carla Meine comes from a lengthy health and nutrition background.
The Eating to Live method was born after Carla used it to help her husband David recover from cancer, neuropathy, and chronic pain––all issues that traced back to his undiagnosed leaky gut.
After years of intense studying, researching, and working closely with renowned gut specialist Dr. Gundry, Carla finally developed a unique step-by-step elimination approach that resolves leaky gut syndrome by removing individual sources of inflammation.
“When my husband first got diagnosed with cancer, I had no idea what to expect. Facing the unknown, I certainly couldn’t have imagined it would unravel a deeper health issue that affects millions of others.
Sadly, David’s battle story isn’t unique.
While both of us have always led an extremely athletic lifestyle, being active and burning calories doesn’t make up for an inflammatory diet. If anything, strenuous exercise leads to more inflammation unless mitigated by the complete opposite––anti-inflammatory foods that promote recovery.
As an active woman in my young 60s, adopting Eating To Live has made me realize how many of my own health concerns were caused by concealed triggers in my seemingly “healthy” diet.
By removing inflammatory food components like processed sugar, saturated fats, chemical additives, and gluten, I’ve not only eradicated what I thought were natural symptoms of “aging”––I feel younger, healthier, and more energized than in decades.
After experiencing the dramatic results of Eating To Live first-hand, I feel passionate, if not obligated, to share my knowledge so other women can experience the same life-changing benefits.”
– Carla Meine, CNFC
CEO & Certified Functional Nutrition
Counselor at Eating to Live
Founder of IdealShape
Founder of O’Currance
Chair Member National Advisory
Council at the Woodbury School of
Business at UVU. Expert Advisor at
Women Success Center at UVU
VP of Communications
National Association of
Women Business Owners
Mentor at Women’s
(WNET) at Salt Lake
Advisor to the Women’s
Meet David Meine
A cancer survivor, competitive road bike cyclist, and dedicated pickleball athlete, David Meine is an experienced career entrepreneur with a long list of successful launches under his belt.
When he’s not out winning athletic medals, holding motivational talks, or advising business boards, David dedicates his time to furthering the mission he and Carla are most passionate about: Eating To Live!
Over the past two decades, David’s work, books, and remarkable journey have inspired thousands of people to transform their health in the same way.
“When I was diagnosed with bladder cancer, my life and identity fell apart. How and why did I, an avid athlete in his early 60’s who never smoked or drank alcohol, get dealt such terrible cards?
Had it not been for my wife’s never-ending support and commitment to my recovery, I wouldn’t be standing here today. Before she connected the dots back to my leaky gut,
I never considered that my excessive consumption of sugar, NSAIDs, saturated fats or gluten intolerance could have fueled my cancer and a lifetime of health problems. Looking back, I’m surprised I didn’t get sick sooner!
My cancer was a massive tip of a giant iceberg, but it gave me a much greater goal––sharing my story of Eating To Live so that more people can heal in the same way.”
– David Meine