Marie-Annick Courtier

Member Since:
Dec 2016

I am a native of Paris, France where I grew up around sports, gourmet foods and wines. As a National/European Table Tennis Champion and tennis pro, I quickly realized the importance of physical and mental fitness to perform my best.

Combining the knowledge from my sports years, coaching career, chef experiences and endless education; I created “CM Academy” to promote healthy lifestyle. I have designed numerous educational tools to optimize performance and well-being within the Culinary, Fitness, Wellness, Scientific and Medical communities. I am the author of “Cooking Well” Cookbook Series which promote healing through specific nutritional recipes and lifestyle based on diseases. I created the “Personal Fitness Chef Certification Program”, an educational and business tool that has served the sport/fitness/Culinary Industries for 13 years. I am now working on releasing my own healthy eating program through my company and the second edition of my "Food and Wine Pairing Demystified" Book. I have also contributed to various fitness/coaching educational books and food related projects.

My company has received excellent reviews and my work has appeared in magazines such as OC Metro, Westways, Uptown San Diego, OC Flair, North OC, New York Post, New York Daily News, Life & Style, Vogue, Women's Health and Health News Digest. I was a guest speaker on various radio shows such as Dr. Stuart Fisher New York Radio Show and La Radio Française (French Radio) in San Diego.

My life mission has always been to make a difference in the health and lives of others. To teach sensible nutrition, fun exercise strategies, the importance of laughter, the pleasure of the table and every other aspect of a healthy lifestyle. I love inspiring others to travel their path, to diminish suffering, to promote compassion, to bring awareness to possibilities, and to encourage the right actions while purposely embracing the miracle of life and all its beauty. Happiness is no mystery to me.

One of my favorite sentence simply resumes my philosophy:  Only Passions, Great Passions, Can Elevate The Soul To Great Things! 

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Published Books

Food and Wine Pairing Demystified

An Educational E-Book on Grape Varieties, Cultivation Processes, Wine Making, Labeling, Taste Elements, Pairings, Recipes and more… By Marie-Annick Courtier

Cooking Well: Prostate Health

Easy Delicious Healthy Recipes Specially Designed To Improve Prostate Health by Marie-Annick Courtier

Cooking Well: Fibromyalgia

Healthy Lifestyle and Recipes Designed for Nutritional Healing for Fibromyalgia Patients by Marie-Annick Courtier

Cooking Well: Thyroid Health

Healthy Lifestyle and Nutritional Guideline designed for Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism by Marie-Annick Courtier

Cooking Well: Garlic

The Healing Power of Garlic with Over 100 Healthy Recipes by Marie-Annick Courtier

Cooking Well: Mediterranean

Secrets of the World’s Healthiest Diet with Over 125 Nutritionally Based Recipes by Marie-Annick Courtier

Cooking Well: Wheat Allergies

The Complete Healthy Guide for Gluten-Free Nutrition by Marie-Annick Courtier

Cooking Well: Multiple Sclerosis

A Healthy Lifestyle and Nutritional Healing Guide by Marie-Annick Courtier

Cooking Well: Osteoporosis

A Guide and Healthy Recipes Book to Build Strong Bones by Marie-Annick Courtier

The Body Sculpting Bible Express for Women

Sculpt The body of Your Dream while enjoying healthy foods. James Villepigue, Hugo Rivera & Marie-Annick Courtier

The Body Sculpting Bible Express for Men

The Fastest Way to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle – James Villepigue, Hugo Rivera and Marie-Annick Courtier

The Park Avenue Diet

A Complete 7 – Point Plan for a Lifetime of Beauty and Health by Dr. Fischer, Tinsley Mortimer, Laura Geller, Joel Warren & Marie-Annick Courtier

The Saint-Tropez Diet by Apostolos Pappas and Marie-Annick Courtier

A delicious and healthy weight loss plan presenting the best scientific principles of the French and Mediterranean Omega-3 Diet. Yes, you can enjoy dark chocolate & wine!

Published Articles (19)

I can’t get enough of Santa Fe!

After seeing a documentary on television, going to Santa Fe has been a dream of mine since my youth. Thanks to my husband, my dream became a reality this May…

Le Puy du Fou

Voted the second-best park in Europe, after Disney, Le Puy du Fou is in Vendee (middle west of France). Founded in 1989 by Philippe de Villiers and now ran by […]

A Charming Promenade in Bagatelle, Paris (France)

Created in 1775, the park and its chateau were built in 64 days after a wager between Queen Marie-Antoinette and her brother-in-law, the Count of Artois. The park was designed […]

Callaway Vineyard and Winery

Callaway Vineyard & Winery was started by Ely Reeves Callaway Jr. in the late 1960’s. Sold to Hiram Walker in 1981, it continued to see years of glory and mass […]

To Eat or Not To Eat A Cheese Rind

Before I answer, let’s learn a bit about cheese rind. The rind plays an important role during the process of cheese ripening. It is a protection against humidity, bacteria, mold, […]

Sterling Vineyards

Perched 300 feet above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Winery can be reached by an aerial tram. The tram became the winery designer preferred choice for visitors, over taking a […]

Thanksgiving and Wine Pairing

A Thanksgiving meal can be quite a challenge to pair with wines. Here are some suggestions….

La Couronne Restaurant

An amazing lunch at the oldest French inn, La Couronne, located in the west part of France. Established in 1345 in Rouen, this inn has seen much history and been […]

The Spirit of Versailles

Versailles was “Le Roi Soleil or Louis IV” home and where his government was installed. Come to read all about it and discover with us the Trianons and their beautiful […]

Modo Mio Restaurant

Located in the Newport Beach Crystal Cove Shopping Center, this charming restaurant is a gem. Parking was easy and so was the restaurant access. The owners, Phil and Linda Crowley, affirm their […]

San Diego Wine Council Review

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I had the privilege to attend a Wine Council reviewing delightful Kosher wines provided by Royal Wine Corp…

A Healthy Snack Attack!

Tired of the same old snacks or need to stay away from the high sugary pre-packaged snacks? Here are some of my secrets and clients’ favorites snacks!

San Francisco Grand Hyatt

While attending the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco mid-January, we had the privilege to stay at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The tall luxury building hotel staff welcomed us […]

Can Salt Sneak On You!

So you think you are controlling your salt intake by avoiding the shaker at the table. Think again, as the shaker is not the culprit!

Hartford Winery, Sonoma

Hartford Winery was founded in 1994 and had since then established quite a name!

Kean Coffee, Artisan Roaster – Part 2-2

What the precious little coffee beans go through, before ending up in your cup!

Kean Coffee, Artisan Roaster – Part 1-2

Considered one of the pioneers of the coffeehouse phenomenon in the US, Martin Diedrich, is well-known Master Roaster with decades of expertise in the coffee world.

The Vine Restaurant

A wonderful small and cozy restaurant in the heart of San Clemente, California. Don’t miss their “Ninja” bartender, Gabe Whorley!

A Las Vegas Valentine’s Escape

An adventure that included visiting French Master Chocolatier, Jean-Marie Auboine manufacturing facility, see a LV Show and dine at the exquisite Canal Street Restaurant.