As a child, I was brought up with the principles of Ayurveda and whole food plant based diet. Ayurveda emphasizes that our kitchen is our pharmacy. The food we eat can either be the best medicine or poison.
As my family migrated to the North East USA in the 70’s the first thing that changed was our diet. Overnight gone were the days where we shopped at open market straight from the farmers. Our open market farmers were replaced by packaged food at the supermarkets. We missed the joy of running into our friends at the market and conversations with the farmers. We were no longer eating foods that were “in season” or local. This new lifestyle had negative effects on my personal health in the form of weight gain. At the time being so young I didn’t know why that was happening until much later in my life when I started educating myself on food and how it directly affects our health and wellbeing.
After experimenting with many types of diets I have traveled back to my roots of whole food, high quality plant based, high nutrition lifestyle. In today’s society where everyone is too busy, most often the quality of food is the thing that is sacrificed the most. I want to hold space for people who are searching for a better, healthier way of life to attend to their whole being
It’s a platform were people can be empowered through knowledge to take back control of their health and choose the nutrition path that is right for them.
Knowledge is power. My podcast focuses on topics such as why eating locally grown organic foods is the single most important thing you can do for your health. The importance of whole ancient grains to getting your body in more alkaline state. Mindset and the power of asking questions. How do thoughts effect your health and how can one move toward wholistic living to enrich the body, mind, and spirit. The role exercise play in your overall health. The protein myth. We interview people who are taking the steps to take charge of their health by educating themselves and then applying the knowledge.
I share plant based recipes that are simple, nutritious and taste great. Simplifying is the key to cooking healthy meals. When you start with great ingredients, you end up with delicious meals. I talk about how to read labels on products and how to find hidden poison in food. How to think ahead when traveling to make sure you are ready to travel without sacrificing healthy eating habits. I share ideas and recipes for kids meals and how you can turn adult meals into kids meals just by altering small things.
We are in the age of information, I call it the age of information overload. The result? Often times there is too much conflicting information which leaves people confused and paralyzed. We must be able to sift through all the information provided, simplify it, use what serves us best and discard the rest.