You can eat delicious food, and it can be therapeutic…too!
I had a French restaurant in Belgium. That was before I trained in holistic health. The gastronomic life I tasted, lived and experienced transformed my palate and taste buds, and changed my approach to food and dining.
Come join me in these gastronomic recipes imbibed with holistic health juices!
Just so you know, I am not a chef. And you and your maid/cook/chef, most probably, can cook better than I can.
Yes, I can cook well for small dinner parties. But give me a cook any time for bigger do-s! Lazy, lah!
However, my trump card is that I can design menus with ease. Delicious meals with prime ingredients filled with therapeutic properties for specific health issues! The Ah-ha meals to make you want to live again…
A very short story:
I’m a reluctant hero (not really a hero – just borrowing from Joseph Campbell)…I felt compelled to start this project, (I’d been ooh-ing and ahh-ing for several years) and the new year 2018 felt like it was really the best time…so I bit the bullet on January 3rd, and here we are.
The real story is this: My Mum fell critically ill in 2015, and her physicians told us in not so many words that she wouldn’t make it: she’d broken her shoulder, had subsequently suffered a massive heart attack from the shock and now her heart was failing; she was a mess, she was old, etc. etc…
We brought the priest to the ICU to give Mum her last rites.
Then we took her went home from the hospital, a near-cripple, in an appalling state…basically, to die.
And since there was no way forward with medical science as the doctors had exhausted all medical avenues, I used my naturopathic training plus my years’ experience in my gastronomic restaurant to actually help her transition into death with ease and dignity and…eating REAL food…that’s what I knew best.
To my utter relief and joy, instead of dying, she gradually got better. It was a long, slow process but get better she did. And she started walking again. Additionally, she’s been off all (allopathic) medication for the last several years with her physicians’ approval.
So here I am! I’ve been working on a book about Heart Health called ‘My Mum Beat Heart Failure’ (a lot is about…guess what?….food!)
I love good food, and so does nearly everyone I know. Those who don’t, I wouldn’t know how to help.
Do write to me about your health challenges, and also your diet – what you eat, etc. Please share your favourite recipes! The best will be published on this blog.
We can discuss and help you find a way forward with (delicious) food and proper supplementation.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Bon appétit !
Helen Chow, ND