I began eating paleo-primal in my 30s, while studying medicine. Before that, I spent 10 years on a nutrient-poor vegetarian diet – even when it no longer served my body or mind. (These days, at age 44, I eat mostly vegetarian, plant-forward paleo-primal – yes, you can do both!).
Getting honest about my eating patterns was painful. It was also a key piece in my healing and shaped my practice as a doctor.
It took a health crisis in my 20s for me to face how my own eating needed to change. This filled me with compassion for others on a similar path. It also created a strong desire to ease the way, providing the sort of knowledge, skills and support I could have used.
In changing my relationship with food, I changed my health, body and life. I know the alchemy of holistic medicine, mindful eating and minimalism works...and I’m passionate about sharing it.