Gillian McKeith

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Date of Birth September 28, 1959
Place of Birth Scotland
Age 61 years old
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Gillian McKeith

Gillian McKeith is a Scottish television presenter, nutritionist and writer. She is the former host in the UK of Channel 4's You Are What You Eat and Granada Television's Dr Gillian McKeith's Feel Fab Forever, and as of 2010 presents Eat Yourself Sexy on the W Network in Canada. She is the author of several books about nutrition, including You Are What You Eat, and Dr Gillian McKeith's Ultimate Health Plan. McKeith advocates a pescetarian diet high in fruits and vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, and tofu, and the avoidance of processed and high-calorie foods, sugar and fat, red meat, alcohol, caffeine, white flour, and additives. McKeith's work has met with commercial success. You Are What You Eat has sold over two million copies, and in 2005 she was awarded a Consumer Education Award by the Soil Association. At the same time, the validity of her approach and the safety of her recommendations have been strongly criticised by health professionals.

Born: September 28, 1959, Perth, Scotland
Education: BA (linguistics, 1981), MA (international relations, 1984), "Doctorate" from non-accredited American college
Alma mater: University of Edinburgh, University of Pennsylvania, Clayton College of Natural Health
Occupation: Nutritionist, television presenter, writer
Television: You Are What You Eat, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, Dr Gillian McKeith's Feel Fab Forever, Eat Yourself Sexy
Spouse(s): Howard Magaziner
Children: Two daughters, Skylar (b. 1994) and Afton (b. 2000)
Awards: Soil Association's Best Organic Businesses 2005 Consumer Education Award
Website: Gillian McKeith's Official site

About Gillian McKeith

Health guru and nutritionist who became a bestselling author from her book, You are What you Eat, which sold over two million copies.

Before Fame

She attended the University of Pennsylvania and Clayton College of Natural Health.


She hosted Channel 4's You are What you Eat, which is based off her book.

Family Life

She married lawyer Howard Magaziner. They have daughters, Skylar and Afton.


She became a celebrity health reporter for the Joan Rivers show.

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Latest information about Gillian McKeith updated on January 15, 2021.

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