Katherine Reid, PhD
Katherine Reid, PhD in biochemistry, is the Executive Director and founder of Unblind My Mind (unblindmymind.org), a nonprofit that educates on the links between the foods we eat and the chronic illnesses we suffer. Katherine has over 20 years experience in biotechnology and molecular diagnostics research, training that would find her ideally suited to tackle her most challenging scientific endeavor. In 2006, her youngest child was diagnosed with autism. Through her research, Katherine determined that certain foods common in the Western diet were associated with her daughter’s autistic behaviors. Seeing the profound effect of diet on the brain with many of her clients, she has become a provocateur questioning medical approaches and food manufacturing practices relating to health.
Most recently Katherine has been researching how food influences microbial metabolism and its connection with health and disease and has designed a treatment program.