Despite being an advocate for healthy cooking and authoring a line of cookbooks, Charles Mattocks was shocked when he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2011. Knowing very little about the condition affecting over 30 million Americans, Mattocks set out to lose weight, eat healthier and change his entire outlook on life. After his diagnosis, Mattocks traveled to countless countries to meet and interview people living with diabetes. This led him to produce The Diabetic You, a documentary film that explores the condition and why it’s become a worldwide health issue. Recognized as a strong voice for change in the diabetes community, Mattocks created a new reality TV show called Reversed on the Discovery Channel.
Mattocks grew up in Jamaica. When celebrating the holidays with family, his Ackee and Salt Fish and Jamaican Red Peas Soup recipes have all the familiar flavors of home.