I’m a lover of nature, a mother, wife and best friend, cyclist, hula hooper, swimmer and a food enthusiast. I love to create, be in the kitchen, dance, laugh, sing and feel the beat. Every day it is important to me to pause and to feel my surroundings, be silent and be rooted.
For many years I have struggled with digestive problems that resulted as a side effect of having to take a lot of antibiotics to treat a serious life-threatening surgical complication. It caused me to have an overwhelming bout of bacterial overgrowth, leaky gut, parasitic infection, liver and gallbladder issues. It ultimately resulted in massive distension, pain, and malnutrition. My health has caused agony, sorrow, depression and confusion. It has caused me to miss out on many life events.
It wasn’t until I began to see food for its healing properties that my life began to make sense. I became a student at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a student at Ayurvedic Nutrition and Culinary Training and have enjoyed studying what each ingredient can do in a person's body and the effects they can have. I learned how to cook for health, how to see food as medicine and how to utilize spices and herbs as healing remedies. I have learned from top doctors, professors, health chefs and food advocates from all around the world.
I have made it my life's purpose to educate people about food choices, the power that food has, and how to achieve better life balance through better eating. When I cook with people, my goal is to educate them on what ingredients do for the body and get a better understanding of the true “brilliance” foods have. When you know your food, and how to use it, you are then able to eat your way to better health.
Here I am in Potomac, MD taking a walk on a nature path. It was a beautiful fall day!