After 10+ years on medication for an autoimmune disease, Jennifer Mac’s happy to say she kicked the ol’ bottle... pill bottle, that is! With roots on a farm in Idaho, Jennifer Mac traveled overseas and got her start pioneering the raw food movement in China after graduating from Living Light Culinary Institute in Northern California. She is a raw food and whole food chef and the author of Detox Delish: Your Guide to Clean Eating and The Right Blend: Blender-only Raw Food Recipes.
Jennifer Mac’s journey is one of entrepreneurship. As the only American girl at the time, Jennifer Mac worked in Beijing’s famous pearl market district, learning the ropes of China’s wholesale market. Jennifer Mac’s business background includes Public Relations Director for the Idaho Senate Caucus, International Trade Specialist for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, Trade Specialist for the Idaho Department of Commerce with prior internships at the US & Foreign Commercial Service (Chengdu, China PRC) and the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (Idaho). Jennifer Mac currently works as a political consultant for local public servants and has volunteered for one national campaign. She studied History with thesis work in Sino-Iranian Relations.
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.
Sure, 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". However, 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 foods with mysterious fillers, neon colors, and preservatives.
Despite my efforts, my diet resembled too closely the Standard American Diet, also known as the S.A.D. diet fresh fruits and vegetables are lacking and many of the nutrients are zapped out ...little did I know killing the nutrients were killing me!
Today I'm medication free. Healing and body is a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional phenomenon and I don't believe food to be the only solution for good health. However, it is one of the facets in our daily lives that we have the most control over. I encourage you to take the step and discover your own health as I share my be deliciously healthy® cuisine, lifestyle and journey with you.
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