Nationally Recognized Integrative Health Expert Karen Malkin Joins EWG Board of Directors

Sports Medicine Weekly is proud to announce that one of its valued partners, Karen Malkin, a leading integrative health coach and lifestyle practitioner, has joined the EWG board of directors, further raising the group’s profile as the nation’s leading nonprofit research organization advancing the importance of healthy foods free from toxic chemicals.

“Karen’s longtime commitment and expertise in helping people make healthier choices for themselves and their families aligns seamlessly with the core mission of EWG,” said the group’s president, co-founder and fellow board member, Ken Cook. “The advice and guidance around healthy diets Karen delivers could be found on some of EWG’s websites.”

“I have closely followed the work EWG has done pushing industry and the government to make healthy food more available and accessible, and I have relied on much of EWG’s research in my own work,” said Malkin. “I am excited to be part of such an important organization, and look forward to working with my fellow board members to build on their already incredible work.”

Malkin has a private health coaching practice in Chicago. As co-founder and CEO of MCT Foods, LLC, Malkin developed a line of high-quality vegan protein blends, MCT oil and superfood bars. She is the author of the “14 Day Transformation” series including “Toxin Takedown.”

Malkin serves on the advisory council for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern Medicine; the board of directors for Gardeneers, an organization that sustains and provides curriculum for Chicago Public Schools; and the advisory board for Spiral Sun Ventures, a mission-based capital fund investing in health and wellness products.

“Karen will undoubtedly bring her passion and energy to EWG’s board, and will be an important voice as we continue to take on new challenges and opportunities,” added Cook. “Karen’s fellow board members and I are thrilled she’s agreed to help chart our course going forward.”

Transform Your Path to Wellness

By Karen Malkin Health Counseling

Join one of several 14 Day Transformation programs designed to help you dig deeper into areas of particular interest for you, providing a personalized experience. Browse the programs for you.


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The Foundations currently running

Create the groundwork for building a lasting healthy lifestyle. We will cover what, why, and how to eat so you can understand your cravings and learn to feed your body what it needs. This program is great for anyone who is new to my programs. It will build a solid foundation for personal growth and development. The Foundations is a pre-requisite for any of the specialized programs below.

Master Your Metabolism currently running

Lose weight and boost metabolism through the elimination of potential toxic triggers such gluten, dairy, and high fructose corn syrup. You will introduce your body to ketosis, new exercise routines, and learn how to make protein, carbs, and fiber your friend.

  • 21 days of e-mail support from Karen essential to learning more about your area of interest
  • 25 minute private call with Karen to discuss your Transformation and review your health goals
  • Exclusive access to a program specific, private webpage that includes:
    • Transformation guidelines
    • Recipes
    • Shopping lists
    • Educational handouts and tips relevant for your Transformation
    • Prep video
    • Transformation Smoothie instructional video
    • Additional resources
  • Wellness bag containing a 14 day supply of MCTlean™ Vegan Protein Blend, MCTlean™ MCT Oil plus an assortment of superfoods and surprises valued at $175. We will ship this Wellness Bag to you via FedEx 2nd Day for FREE!
  • Private Facebook page for community support and direct Q&A with Karen

Have questions? If you have questions about which program would be right for you, schedule a free 15-minute call with Karen.

Have you tried Karen’s Transformation Super Food Bar?


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  • Packed with protein? Check.
  • No added sugar? Check.
  • Non-GMO? Check.
  • Provides clean-burning fuel? Check.
  • Aids in detoxification? Check.
  • Helps suppress cravings? Check.
  • Contains MCTs? Check.

This is what you’ll get with the Transformation Bar—and much more! Designed with the same dedication to quality as the Omega Meal bar, the Transformation bar is lighter, but still a delicious, nutritious and convenient option for keeping your blood sugar stable throughout the day.

Each box contains 12 bars. Stash one in your bag or in your desk and you can avoid the vending machine!

The Transformation Bar was personally formulated by Karen Malkin, Integrative health, nutrition, and eating psychology counselor, because she wanted to offer her clients a superior-quality energy bar that would support them during their 14 Day Transformation whole-foods cleanse. She went about creating the tastiest bar possible exclusively for them, but is now offering the Transformation Bar directly to you.


Bio-individual nutrition rules the day

By Karen Malkin Health Counseling

Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish your body. It’s easy to get seduced by the prevalence of trendy eating options. Gluten-free, paleo, ketogenic, macrobiotic, low-glycemic, low-carb, dairy-free, vegan, fruitarian, and the list goes on and on…. What makes this even more difficult is that for every physician or nutrition Ph.D. making a claim with science to back it up, there’s another researcher who can debunk it with an equally legitimate study.  

When presented with so many options, it can be easy for your judgment to get clouded. No doubt, it’s tempting to jump on the latest trend that promises irresistible results. But in my many years of working in with clients, I’ve learned that to achieve vibrant health, you need to get out of your head and tune in to what your body needs.

3 ways to optimize your health 

Regardless of your food plan, here are my favorite ways to help you listen to the messages your body is conveying:

  1. Keep a food journal. For one week, make notes about what you ate and how you felt after the meal: energetic, “normal,” low energy, low mood, etc, and try to connect the dots and notice patterns to help you identify underlying symptoms of your cravings and challenges. You will also need to consider other factors, such as how much sleep you got, how much stress you’re under, etc., but this will give you a good indicator of the foods that fuel you and those you may want to limit or eliminate altogether. Look for trends to help inform your decisions. This will help you personalize your plan. If you desire additional support, I am here to help you!
  2. Keep your blood sugar stable. As sugars are digested, they force the pancreas to produce excess insulin. Excess sugar in the blood, keeps the blood sugar unnaturally high. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) may be an early symptom of insulin resistance causing you to feel anxious, tired, and irritable: “Feed me now! Preferably something sweet and high in sugar” for that quick surge in energy. This is not what your body needs for nourishment—it’s more of a quick fix. Combat these imbalances by including protein, fiber, colorful veggies and healthy fats in your meals and snacks. Try one of my gluten and dairy free, no added sugar, Transformation Bars. Each bar contains 11g of protein and 12g of fiber. They make a great snack, especially for people on-the-go. I love these bars! Save $10 when ordering Transformation Bars>> Enter Code: ESPN1000
  3. Eat mindfully. Slow down while you are eating to help you become mindful of when your physical hunger is satisfied. You will also enjoy your food more. Turn off your phone and the TV. Put down your fork and breathe in-between bites. Take time to experience the smells, flavors, and textures of your bites. Notice your distractions and bring your awareness back to eating and assessing your hunger throughout the meal. Give yourself permission to stop or continue depending on how hungry you feel. This will get you in the habit of paying attention to what nourishes you.

If you follow my work, you know that my main focus is on consuming clean, whole foods and eliminating/limiting foods that can cause inflammation in your body. I don’t believe in “good” or “bad” when it comes to food. I prefer using terms like “helpful” or “not helpful”. I invite you to experiment and consider your own unique physiology before embarking on one path.

You are the best physician you will ever have!

Much of my client work entails helping you get clear on elements of your lifestyle that lead you to behavior change and discovering a way of eating that serves you best. If you’d like my support with this, please e-mail and we will create a plan together that works best for your lifestyle.

To your good health,


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