My Philosophy

There's really nothing more intimate than the food we eat. The environment enters our cells and our blood via food. What we eat affects us physically, politically and communally. Food mirrors our life, our family, and who we are to the core. 

The way we maintain our health and well-being comes from more than just food intake though, it's a result of our day-to-day choices: How do we prepare our meals? How do we deal with stress and illness? How do we find balance in the midst of our busy lives? Holistically speaking, everything is intertwined.

Having been in the wellness industry for more than thirteen years now, I've noticed that most people find themselves, at some point or another, stuck in habits that no longer serve them. Or likely one or more types of diets were attempted; maybe the diet worked for a few weeks or even months, however emphasis placed on willpower, deprivation and denial is both unnecessary and counter-productive. Reality is, unless you have a plan that is practical, works with your lifestyle, and takes your individuality into account, it will not last.

The way I work with clients: we'll look at the whole picture of what's currently happening in your life and envision together the goals you want to actualize. Then we'll focus more on what you'll add in rather than what you'll take away. We'll gradually introduce new, healthful foods, and new activities. Such positive habits have a natural tendency to take hold and ease out the less healthful ones. Almost guaranteed, you'll naturally begin to crave those foods and activities that make you feel and look your best.

I believe... food should be FUN and DELICIOUS as much as it should be REAL. I believe... food should give all the energy necessary to do what's required/desired during any given day. I believe... that every person on this planet has a right to pure food, we just need to get back to our roots of understanding our bodies and learning what fuels us best as individuals. I believe... that families can eat healthily, even when taking shortcuts to save time. I believe... families should eat together, that children should learn good food habits directly from their parents (it's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it!).

Note that I do not do "the work"; I simply team up with clients to guide them towards what's best for their bodies. Doctors and other healthcare providers are more than welcome to be part of the team!

For various personal reasons, my family and I eat a plant-based ( = vegan) diet, but I partner with clients of ALL dietary backgrounds. I do find that most people are at least a little bit "vegan-curious", desiring to add more plant-based meals into their diet. If so, I can definitely help. Even if not, we'll upgrade your food and life choices, wherever you stand.

Do you know where you stand?

leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food. 

tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are. -anthelme brillat-savarin

a man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time: pills or stairs. -joan welsh

my doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. unless there are three other 
-orson welles