CONNECT WITH ME According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two American adults suffer from either heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, or arthritis. Health and wholeness are not all about food, but why the kale not give ourselves a fighting chance? Get insider tips straight from my kitchen, including (1) whole & raw food recipes, (2) natural health tips, and (3) natural beauty hacks. And remember, healthy - it's not all about carrot sticks, baby! Join me and be deliciously healthy! JENNIFER MAC
ABOUT JENNIFER MAC
- I do this because I love -
The foundation of this work is built on love. As a dreamer and doer, I am dedicated to the culinary craft of whole food and raw food cuisine. In the realm of spiritual, physical, and emotional health, food is often ignored and overlooked. Instead of short-term diets, a lifestyle change often sets in when people discover just how delicious the journey to health can be. Join me. This is only the beginning.
"My friend, I pray that you enjoy good health, and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well."
(3 John 1:2)
How can fresh fruits and vegetables transform a life? I entered my late teens feeling fatigued, bloated and clouded in my thinking. For over ten years, I suffered from Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, a form of hypothyroidism otherwise known as an underachieve thyroid caused by an autoimmune deficiency. I'll never forget when the doctor said diseases are degenerative and my medication would increase with age. This was my fate, or so I thought.
Athletic since youth, it was hard to view myself as ill. I had a lot going for me. Growing up on a farm in Idaho, fresh air, clean water, and seasonal produce surrounded me. This was part of the benefits package that came with country living. I grew up in a small town called Fruitland. With a name like that, no wonder the peaches were sweeter, the plums juicier, and the apples crispier than any from supermarkets. Contact for Deliciously Healthy™ Services.
My idea of eating fresh fruits and vegetables was just something to add to processed meals as a healthy addition. A bowl of fruit or a green salad often accompanied larger portions of processed foods with mysterious fillers, neon colors, and preservatives. I considered myself a healthy eater, preferring bottled juice over soda pop and whole wheat bread instead of bleached, white bread, but the truth is I ate many over processed and additive-filled foods from cans, packages, and boxes labeled "healthier", "low fat", or "low calorie". Despite my efforts, my diet resembled too closely the Standard American Diet, also known as the S.A.D. diet. Little did I know killing the nutrients almost killed me! Over time, my health improved and the common denominator was my gradual move toward eating more naturally, specifically whole and raw foods.
I believe whole and raw foods help heal the body. While I don't believe health and wholeness are are entirely about food, it certainly plays a big part. I'm a believer in overall health (Proverbs 3:7-8; 4:21-22), health through food (Genesis 2:9), and spiritual and supernatural health (Matthew 10:7-8 & Isaiah 53:5). After studying at Living Light Culinary Institute in Northern California, I started teaching raw food cuisine while living in China doing business along with my studies through Malaysian Baptist Theological Seminary. Today, I work in recipe creation, recipe development and specialize in probiotics, fermentation, raw pastries and whole foods creations -- steamed, baked, prepared raw or just eaten whole!