My name is Briana Santoro and I am a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, author and speaker. I am also the Chief Product Undresser and Founder of The Naked Label.
The most important thing you need to know about me is that I have a deep seeded passion for food! I love eating it, cooking with it, learning about it, and most importantly, sharing what I know about it.
My foundation in nutrition started the moment I was born. This is because my parents were sprout eating, supplement taking, health food store shopping, hippie like health nuts. Looking back on those years, I am grateful for the food they fed me. However, to be perfectly honest, there were a few hairy years full of multiple teary eyed outbursts. I just couldn’t understand why my friends all got Jo Louie’s, Flakies, Gushers, and those yardstick rolls of fruit roll up, while I had to sit there eating fresh fruit & veggies with the odd treat of homemade fruit leather. The older I got however, the more I realized how right they really were and have been following in their footsteps ever since.
Although nutrition has been my passion for a long time, my career didn’t start here. Previously I attended Wilfrid Laurier University where I graduated from the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration program. With this degree I worked as a business strategy consultant with a specialization in marketing. It was this understanding of marketing that made me realize some companies provide healthy products and clear accurate messaging. Where others unfortunately, provide messaging that I believe to be misleading to consumers. Many of these products make various health claims, use ‘fancy’ wording, or omit information to boost sales while simultaneously misleading consumers into thinking the products are healthier than they really are. These companies are more concerned about their profits than they are about our health. I feel like it’s time we stood up to them and said, NO MORE!
I created The Naked Label because I wanted to provide a resource for unbiased information about food. I wanted to undress the food we were eating to see what it was really made of, and to determine if it looked as good naked as its marketing messages claimed.
This includes products that are healthy and some that in my opinion don’t live up to their health claims. Since I also love cooking, I throw in some recipes and other nutrition related tidbits.
That’s me in a nutshell. Welcome to The Naked Label family, the home of ‘tell it like it is’ nutrition information that you can TRUST!
I look forward to doing some serious undressing with you in the future!!
Yours truly in naked health,
The Fun Facts:
Favourite Food: Hummus
Favourite Exercise Activity: Spinning
Favourite Sport: Downhill Skiing
Favourite Saying: It’s a tie between “Aim for the moon; even if you miss you’ll land among the stars” and “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right!”
Craziest thing I’ve ever done: Walked across burning hot coals in my bare feet without getting burnt at the Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within Course in LA. AMAZING!!!
Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Traveling the world, reading nutrition books, and creating new recipes while dancing in the kitchen!
Something most people don’t know about me: I am passionate about world cultures and traveling. I have traveled or worked in over 30 different countries.