So yes, I grew up knowing absolutely nothing about nutrition. Being an immigrant child from Costa Rica, I simply adopted common American eating patterns and that led to the world of dieting. It has been a life journey trying always to secure health and fitness while meeting up with temporary successes and numerous failures along the way. I went on to become an ICU RN. Working in the ICU made it even more crystal clear that one’s health is of ultimate importance. But I had become pre-diabetic, hypertensive, overweight, and was well on my way (just like my family) to be a full-blown Diabetic type 2. Thank heaven, I discovered that FOOD IS MEDICINE! Hippocrates was right! Although genes load the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger. I am no longer pre-diabetic and my blood pressure is now normal, too. Side effect to the right foods is weight loss.
Discovering that Food is Medicine developed in me a deep passion to help others (the Nurse & Mom inside me) so I became a Licensed Food for Life Instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. (Founded 1985 by Dr. Neal Barnard, the PCRM combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and around the globe).
We eat every day, many times! My passion is to empower YOU with the information needed to reclaim your health, thrive in this life, and be the ABSOLUTE BEST "YOU" ever! Learning simple recipes (vetted by physicians and dieticians) from the Food For Life Cooking Classes is the practical aspect of your foundation for a healthy, thriving, life. And we will have fun and eat! Come join me!
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