In Home Cooking Instruction
Learn the basics of a health supportive diet, in my home or yours. Learn healthier cooking techniques; sautéing, steaming, stir-fry and stewing. Learn the healthy eating principles, starting with; What is Whole Foods and Plant-Based Proteins? Learn life altering foods from cultures around the world that are known for longevity. They are simple fundamental foods; whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds, flax and chia seeds, sprouts, coconut oil and flax oil.
Coaching and Teaching
Learn foods that bring balance and nourishment to body, mind and spirit. I can help you expand your horizons on learning how to prepare a diverse diet. We can’t eat the same foods all our life, our foods need to change with the different stages in our life’s. The body needs rotation of nutritious foods to spark the life within. We will choose foods with a wide spectrum of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. When organizing your meals think seasonally and learn the benefits of the “Rainbow diet.” Learn the “dirty dozen” and the “clean 15.”
Let’s establish the keys to a healthy path. Discover simple strategies in preparing meals to help smooth your path toward healthful living. My favorite aspect to coaching is: How to create “The Empowered Kitchen.” Let’s start with organizing a weekly menu and clearly planned out shopping list with a focus on efficiency. I provide tips on navigating the markets where you shop. I encourage my clients to cook in quantity and I can show you how effortless this tool is. I can make your health-promoting choices as convenient as possible.
Guaranteed Weight Loss Management
Learn common sense strategies for controlling weight through the knowledge of “Fat Flushing Foods”. They are the Superstars, the Cruciferous family- you know them- broccoli, cabbage, kale, collard greens, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, bok choy and more. Let’s create healthy good gut microflora to rebalance your metabolism and maintain a lifelong healthy metabolism. Learning proper meal timing, meal composition and food combining are key to maintaining a healthy weight. I will be suggesting a clean-out of your pantry, taking out the old dangerous fats and bringing in the healthy ones. Learning how to read food labels can help you choose items with low sodium and fat which eventually contribute to weight gain.
Supportive Cancer Care
Implementing a cancer action plan, or dietary prescription for a successful protocol for healing and maintain optimum health. I will be providing a specialize meal plan that will be easy to absorb and digest, (a low residue diet.) It’s important here to build meals around plant-based foods to ensure proper digestion. They have less input of harmful toxins and more immune boosting antioxidants. Eating foods that are real, fresh seasonal and unprocessed will flood the body with the nutrients needed. The right foods for cancer patients play a pivotal role, foods should be more alkaline than acid and the American diet is sadly mostly acid producing. The essential foods will be lots of fresh vegetables and fresh juicing, all from organic vegetables high in protective phytochemicals. Certain organic teas and herbs and spices are equally as important as the foods mentioned above. One of the most crucial components to a cancer recovery program is “controlling one’s blood-glucose levels through diet, exercise and meditation (sugar feeds cancer.) I can help you balance blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation.
Take Control Your Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Most of the chronic diseases plaguing our nation and contributing to diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and heart disease are largely preventable with proper lifestyles and dietary changes, experts say.
For all of the illness mentioned above, it’s crucial to keep a food diary, writing down what you eat even for just one week, this can shed surprising light on your true eating habits when hiring myself or any health practitioner.
For High Blood pressure
I suggest reading all labels to decrease sodium in the diet. Learn the DASH diet. The Dash diet reduces high blood pressure by lowering the amount of sodium in your diet to 2300 mg a day. It also includes a variety of foods rich in nutrients that help lower blood pressure, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium
For Diabetics
I suggest avoiding bad fats, choosing good fats as omega-3 fatty acids. Your extra pounds can drive up your risks of becoming diabetic. Compounds secreted from fat cells can help control blood sugar and block hardening of the arteries. There are key vitamins and minerals for prevention of diabetes, such as calcium and vitamin D. Let’s learn the best foods full of those minerals which helps several enzymes that regulate blood sugar levels
For Arthritis
Because arthritis is a disease of inflammation, the most effective and logical treatment is anything that fights inflammation. Learn these foods and other nutritional alternative’s as ginger and turmeric. Learn how food affects Arthritis an aggravator or combatant. Green tea contains a natural antioxidant that works to stop the production of certain inflammatory chemicals in the body. Heart Health- Prevention is key here. Leading experts in alternative and complementary medicine, working with clinical trials over 12 years have shown that heart disease can be arrested by a plant-based diet. Following the Mediterranean Diet can show to be very useful in prevention coupled with regular exercise. The amino acid called arginine found in nuts, beans and numerous vegetables are very beneficial to prevention of heart disease. The leaders to help with blood flow are: Salmon, Cod Halibut and Sardines. Learn how to cook these foods and make them delicious for the entire family.