FEATURE: Ruby Lathon, PhD

Dr. Ruby Lathon motivates and inspires with her powerful story of overcoming thyroid cancer through a plant-based diet. After learning how to care for the body naturally, Dr. Lathon left behind a career as an award-winning engineer and began teaching the benefits of plant-based nutrition.

Dr. Lathon chose a vegan diet after researching natural methods of healing cancer.  After successfully reversing her cancer with only dietary interventions and lifestyle changes, she became an advocate for the life-saving benefits of plant-based nutrition.  Dr. Lathon is a certified holistic nutrition and wellness coach and teaches others how to re-engineer their lives to live disease free.

Dr. Lathon received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a B.S. in Computer Science.  Dr. Lathon served as Vice President of an engineering and management consulting firm and was a Senior Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, a national security research laboratory. She also served as a Research Fellow at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Dr. Lathon later served as Nutrition Policy Manager at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine where she developed and led a national grassroots campaign to advocate legislation for more healthful, plant-based meal options in the National School Lunch Program.

Through her organization, Roadmap to Holistic Health, Dr. Lathon hosts a number of health conferences, workshops and vegan cooking classes and provides customized nutritional consultations, including therapeutic diet plans.  In 2014, Dr. Lathon launched the “Re-engineer Your Life Holistic Health Summits”, a conference that provides laypeople with a roadmap for obtaining optimal health.

Dr. Lathon is a contributing health writer for African American Lifestyle Magazine and was a speaker at the Congressional Black Caucus Panel, In Pursuit of a Healthier Black America.  Dr. Lathon is an invited member of the African American Speakers Bureau on Health and has been an invited keynote speaker at several conferences and other events such as the Washington DC, San Francisco and Rehoboth Beach Vegetarian Festivals.

Dr. Lathon is host of The Veggie Chest, a plant-based cooking show, featured on FoodChannel.com, AOL.on, kweliTV, IfoodTV, and many other outlets.

Dr. Lathon’s services:

  • Nutrition, Holistic Health & Wellness Speaker
  • Seminars & Workshops
  • Cooking Demonstrations (Vegetarian, Vegan & Raw Food)
  • Personalized Nutrition Coaching & Consultations


Website:     www.RubyLathon.com 

YouTube:     www.YouTube.com/TheVeggieChest

Facebook:     facebook.com/TheRubyLathon

Twitter:        @RubyL

Instagram:    Instagram.com/RubyLathon