Author and Healthy Foods Advocate Designated American Diabetes Association Ambassador

Texas-based lecturer and meal consultant says wellness can come naturally
Debra Peek

Nationwide ( – Author Debra Peek-Haynes, a long-time holistic health and nutrition champion, has been recognized recently for her exceptional work with faith-based communities around the country. Because of her commitment to community wellness, she was recently appointed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as the community health ambassador.

Known as a lifestyle consultant and for appearing in local and national media where she shares her personal story of transformation through diet, as in a recent TV One interview (, Peek-Haynes has gained attention as a leading voice in health advocacy.

Peek-Haynes, who was once told she couldnt have children, adopted a regimen of natural foods and recently saw her daughter graduate from college. Her book Healing Kitchen: The Beginners Guide to Healthy Living was published in 2013 and remains one of the top-ranked books in its category.

Its a great privilege to share what Ive learned during the past 25 years, especially in communities where diet and lifestyle choices are having a negative impact, Peek-Haynes says.

After relocating to Texas from Detroit, Peek-Haynes was diagnosed with early menopause and told she couldnt conceive. Consulting Michigan Dr. Jewel Pookrum changed her life, giving her a new outlook that led to pregnancy and a mission to teach others how green vegetables and organic food products can change their lives, too.
You dont have to sacrifice good, flavorful meals to do whats best for your body, adds Peek-Haynes, who conducts cooking workshops and gives recipe demonstrations. You just have to make wiser choices.

Available for media interviews, speaking engagements and cooking demonstrations, Peek-Haynes is eager to help others begin journeys toward good health. Her book Healing Kitchen: The Beginners Guide to Healthy Living is available at or For additional information, visit the website or contact Brenda Peek at 248-227-1350.


Photo Caption: Author Debra Peek-Haynes is now the community health ambassador for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).