I struggled with these all of these issues for years, and I used to beat myself up about them until I learned how to cook for myself, naturally and easily.
When I was young I suffered from an eating disorder and took a lot of antibiotics. As a young adult, I found myself saddled with leaky gut syndrome and a whole host of associated ailments. I spent so many years trying all the things everyone said would make me healthy. I exercised every day and tried different health food diets, but I kept getting worse.
Eventually I got off the exercise and diet hamster wheel and took an introductory course to macrobiotic cooking. I learned how food could be medicine, how to take responsibility for my own health, and how good health equals freedom. Most importantly, I learned about how to create balance in my life. I had studied biology in both college and graduate school, but this was a different type of learning. I learned the practical things I could do in my every day life to create better health.
I learned first hand that we are literally what we eat – and our health is also directly tied to how we eat and how we treat ourselves. But to really benefit from this knowledge, we have to learn how to cook for and nourish ourselves.
At this point, I wasted no time to enroll in a macrobiotic and natural foods culinary school and learned everything I could. After a few years of learning, cooking, and healing myself I became an instructor at the school and eventually revamped their curriculum. Now I’ve spent the last fifteen years teaching people from around the world, and I’ve learned even more from helping students who have come to me with all kinds of backgrounds and challenges.
I’ve put together this short course to get you started on this same journey to better health through cooking for yourself.