Achieve True Health, the makers of Digestive Pro+ was founded on a simple principle: “To help people live full and amazing lives—free from the burden of preventable illness that results from poor digestive health.” In addition to our natural based approach to wellness, all Achieve True Health products are developed by medical experts who specialize exclusively on digestive health, and with formulations that are backed by scientific research, testing and government approval.
Dr. Christian Turbide, Co-founder and Director
Christian is one of North America’s leading gastroenterologists, a marathon runner, and a passionate advocate for nutritional wellness care. He believes firmly in preventive care and in the body’s natural healing abilities. Christian is fascinated by the relationship between health and diet/lifestyle, and is an avid reader of medical literature on emerging nutritional therapies.
As a health advocate, Christian believes we need to see a paradigm shift in the way medical care is conceived of and administered. “Doctors are still trained primarily to end disease and write prescriptions,” he says. “The training we receive in preventive care and nutrition is negligible; teaching patients how to maintain their wellness is not given the priority it deserves. The change toward a wellness mentality has so far been driven mainly by the grass roots, almost in spite of the medical community. It’s time we caught up with the rest of the population.”
Christian received his Bachelor of Science degree at Acadia University in 1994, and his MD from the University of Sherbrooke in 1998. He practiced Internal Medicine at University Laval from 1998 to 2002, and completed his gastrointestinal fellowship at McGill University in 2004. He has received further training in Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine with the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Angella Thompson, Co-founder & CEO
Angella is a whole health evangelist who is passionate about advancing affordable healthcare while educating people about natural and preventive wellness alternatives. Previously, Angella suffered from debilitating digestive issues which impacted her health, quality of life and her relationship with her young family. Empowered by nutritional knowledge, lifestyle changes and working with Dr. Turbide, she was able to transform her health and her life. She has made it her purpose to empower others to improve their lives, sustain their health naturally and to connect people to affordable, yet powerful, health options.
Angella led the creation of Achieve True Health’s transformative 21-Day digestive health program and helped build the organization’s extensive health knowledge base. She published “Real Foods to Achieve True Health” with co-author Michal Ofer. In addition to leading the vision for Achieve True Health, she also manages the company’s day to day strategy of “healing the world, one gut at a time”.
Angella believes in the power of nutritional psychology. She is certified as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Angella also received her certification in Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She holds a license (with distinction) in Child Nutrition from the Stanford University School of Medicine and has completed additional courses in Modern Psychology from Princeton University.