Dr. Katherine Reid is a biochemist and the founder of Unblind My Mind (UMM), a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving health one bite at a time.
Because she is a biochemist, she researched brain chemistry and discovered that many of the foods she was feeding her daughter were causing her daughter’s autism symptoms. She discovered how free glumates in food can cause symptoms of autism, and her TEDx video Unblind My Mind: What Are We Eating? Dr. Katherine Reid at TEDxYouth@GrassValley has been viewed over 250,000 times.
In graduate school, she studied biochemistry and was a teaching assistant for Chemistry of Nutrition. From a scientific perspective, she appreciated the link between nutrition and vital biochemical functions. Her career has focused on protein chemistry mainly as it applies to developing protein therapeutics.
She has conducted her own scientific investigation, researching manufacturing processes used in foods, supplements, body products, and many over-the-counter medications. She unveiled that certain ingredients and additives in these products are associated with many chronic illnesses. UMM is dedicated to raising awareness of how these ingredients, abundant in our environment, impact our health. UMM’s vision is to create a community with greater understanding and heightened awareness of the foods we eat and their impact on our health.
UMM, guided by Dr. Reid, helps individuals, families, and groups implement healthy food choices, providing unique educational programs to this end. Many have told Dr. Reid that despite their training in the medical or nutrition field, they were never taught the information that she shared. You can find out more about her and her work at her website: https://unblindmymind.org/