You should love what you eat.
Your body has an innate power to heal itself; you just have to get out of its way.
Learn to crave what supports your health; don’t focus on restrictions.
True beauty comes from the inside out.
When what you’re eating is amazingly delicious as well as nourishing and healing for the body and mind, guilt fades away and magic happens!
My food philosophy
Everyone is unique and no one way of eating is right for everyone.
Having said that, in general, for peak performance, to regulate blood sugar, boost beauty and reduce aging, we should focus on veggies, protein and fat.
Foods I love – an abundance of organic raw and cooked veggies, fruit, gluten free whole grains, avocados, olives, coconut oil, olive oil, nuts (including almond and peanut butter), seeds, grassfed beef, wild salmon, organic eggs, organic chicken, bone broth, herbal tea, kombucha and frozen banana chocolate ice cream!
My food and health story
I’ve always had a healthy appetite and loved food. During my master’s, I studied food from an anthropological perspective; I looked at our history from the agriculture revolution to present and did my master’s thesis on the nature / culture divide and modern food anxiety.
I’d never had health problems, but at the age of 24 I started experiencing digestive issues, allergic reactions, rashes and migraines. I was having episodes where my stomach was sensitive to the touch and I was dizzy with fever and extreme stomach pain. Over the next few years I tried to figure out what was going on through doctors – I got tested for Celiac, which came back negative, and paid thousands of dollars for an endoscopy and colonoscopy, both of which came back with the result of “mild inflammation” and no answers. The turning point came when my PCP declared I had food poisoning and referred me to a nutritionist.
Finally, things started to make sense. We were able to identify my food sensitivites (wheat) and rebalance my gut (candida overgrowth). I was amazed that after all of my time seeking help, the solution was so simple. I began eating and loving a plant based diet and saw – and continue to see – major improvements in my health and energy. I believe everyone has the power to transform their health through a holistic lifestyle.
I am currently finishing up a degree as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition.
I hope the site is informative for your own health journey. Thank you for visiting!