I have been a food writer and champion of farmers for far too long to change now. So for those of you who have followed me along my journey, it may seem like a whole lot of changes on the outside. But let me tell you why it’s really not anything new on the inside.
Holistic nutrition is about more than just food. It takes into account a person’s daily habits, their environment, surroundings, emotions, stress levels, and sleep habits. It aligns all these factors in a way to reap joy and vibrant health into someone’s life where it was once lacking.
It’s very much like understanding the benefits of eating local, whole foods. Eating seasonally and locally provides nourishment to the body, it brings people together around a table, it nurtures the sick, bonds a friendship, it takes time and patience to stir a simmering pot into a delicious meal that is equal to the time and attention a grower takes to nurture a tiny seedling into a fully mature plant. It brings joy.
Eating local foods at their peak of ripeness and holistic nutrition are parallel acts in so many ways that it is often difficult for me to separate them as easily as others do.
So if you’re thinking my dialogue has changed, what I believe in and what I’m doing has not. It’s just that I now know scientifically and biologically why local food is the best food you can feed your body. I’m still designing quick and easy recipes, but now they’re a little more strategic and now I can put them together in a meal plan to support health. I still get excited about a local harvest, but now I know that we can harvest our health with everything we eat.
Working as a food writer is a delicious and often times a pretty solitary existence, whereas now as a nutritionist, I’m reaching out sharing my knowledge with the community to see how and where I can do the most good. I hope you’ll join me.
“My philosophy is simple; eat well, buy local and live a good life.”