Jonathan Valdez, R.D.N., ACE C.P.T.

Medical Reviewer

Nutrition, Fitness
Education: B.S. Food Science & Human Nutrition, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, M.B.A. at the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University in Chicago, Illinois
Expertise: Nutrition, Fitness

Jonathan Valdez is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified personal trainer. He currently works counseling older adults and adults with a wide range of disease states. Valdez also runs his private practice, Genki Nutrition, specializing in nutrition communications, consulting, and wellness.

Valdez has been featured in Food Network, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Shape Magazine, Women’s Health, Eat This, Not That, Parade, Daily Mail, Forbes Health, People, and VeryWell. When he is not assuring evidence-based science is being practiced, he plays tennis, hits the gym, nerds out on Steam, catches waves in Hawai’i, or travels to another country.

About the Edge

The Edge is an editorial outlet from Hone Health that delivers science-backed, expert-driven content to help you live better for longer. Our content is powered by experienced health and lifestyle journalists and reviewed by members of our Advisory Board, who are notable experts in their respective disciplines, from urology and endocrinology to nutrition and fitness.

Latest From Jonathan Valdez, R.D.N., ACE C.P.T.

Is Muscle Milk Good For You? Maybe. An R.D. Explains

It’s convenient and high in protein, but it also contains a few sketchy ingredients.

10 Best Low-Calorie Protein Powders for Weight Loss, Lean Muscle Gain, and More

Hit your protein goals while keeping calories to a minimum.

Cottage Cheese vs. Greek Yogurt—Which Is Healthier?

How these protein-packed dairy favorites stack up in nutrition, probiotics, and more.

Creatine and 10 Other Post-Workout Supplements That Deserve a Spot in Your Recovery Stack

Cut back on muscle soreness and boost gains.

How to Hydrate Fast: Rehydrate in a Hurry

13 Adaptogen Drinks That Soothe Stress Without the Hangover

Your favorite drinks just got healthier.

The Best Beetroot Powders for a Science-Backed Health Boost

Beetroot powder may boost exercise performance, brain function, your body’s inflammatory response, and a whole lot more.