FOOD IS MEDICINE
My interest in food and it's effects on my body was sparked with my very first job - strawberry picking and baking at a country store in upstate New York. I believe it was here, at Yonder Farms that I began to understand how lucky I was to be surrounded by the positive benefits of home cooking. Throughout my adult life I have been inspired by my mother, my roommates, my travels and my desire to feel good after eating. A lifetime of stomachaches and bloating pushed me to investigate how much effect my diet was actually having on my digestion. While I reportedly had no allergies that registered on a skin, blood, or breath test, I began to see the link between food combining and digestive upset. I spent 1 year eliminating wheat and dairy. After about 3 months, my husband noticed I no longer complained of low energy, headaches and back pain. I now allow myself all foods across the board but my philosophy in life and food is about taking the 70/30 mindset. Eat until you are 70% full, make 70% of what you eat, alkaline (lots of greens, avocado, leaves and stems). I feel it is imperative to teach each patient to look at how specific food combinations can effect their energy, mood and joints.
Breakfast just got better!
An easy curry that everyone will think you spent hours preparing.
Chocolate is one of the foods I could never live without, really the only other one is pizza. As prep for some endurance riding and because my husband wanted a tasty recovery snack, I began my long quest to make the perfect "power ball".
This recipe was adapted from Nom Nom Paleo’s “Better Off Bread”. It is easy to make and has a dense, moist quality that will definitely have your guests begging for the recipe. I serve with butter and jam, cheese and chutneys.
Everyone loves it, on or off the cleanse, and I love the variations it offers. Recently I used basil and cilantro as the main herbal ingredients, and I think each and every person who ate it, asked for the recipe. Wanna be that person at your next potluck?
Sometimes chocolate is the perfect cure. These flourless chocolate bites are loaded with good protein, good fat, good fiber and great taste! Don’t let the black beans scare you away, they are the secret ingredient that will get you that blue ribbon at your next brownie bake-off!
Take advantage of these energetics and start each day with a meaningful end to your overnight fast. I love juicing this time of year because I feel like it sets to me up to make the best choices for my body through out the rest of the day! So dust off the juicer, keep it in sight for the next month and haul your body over to the farmers market and get those greens!
Practitioners are not always the best patients, but when you take the time to prepare your food and drink your medicine, good things happen for all to see.