An evergrowing list of influencers and inspiration on health and food.
Natasha St. Michel
A former advocate of raw foods turned coach for healthier eating, she posted many videos – genuine, interesting and friendly- on You Tube under the name Raw Radiant Health, these days she’s got a channel called Radiance Central. It’s a bit commercialised these days but was one of my main sources of inspiration back in the day when I was starting my blog and for that – I love her. Here’s a YouTube video on how she quit smoking and addictions.
A former surgeon turned critic of modern medicine. In his medical TED talk (which every medical professional or medical student should watch) he reflects on the way doctors look at patients with diabetes. He also has a blog: EatingAcademy.com . You have to love some science to like this blog, but no worries, I’ll have you updated on the most important things here.
Australian entrepreneur has a moment of enlightment, decides to leave his job and go on a juicing spree of 60 days while travelling the States. Films a movie on the way, appropriately named Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead – the whole film is available on YouTube, and starts a new entreprise in juicing and recipes on the Reboot with Joe Cross website.
Clear Skin Forever
A blog written by Devin Mooers. He battled his own skin problems and now provides free advice as well as an e-book. Effective in providing tips for clearing up your skin through diet. I like that this guy did his research, that he is not sponsored and that he does not push for prescription drugs or any other cosmetic products. My only remark is that he recommends some supplements which I think would be better to try to get from diet.
Admittedly, her desserts are really too much. But, many meals she makes are actually pretty healthy! In her videos (many of which you can find on you tube if you don’t want to buy them on DVD), she makes dishes that combine fresh, healthy ingredients. She uses a lot of vegetables in amazing ways and uses them raw or just shortly cooked. She knows how to cook food so that it doesn’t lose its flavor and vitamins. I would say Nigella Lawson is a cook of very varied meals, and that’s what I love about her if we forget about her butter and chocolate addiction (but even when she eats chocolate, you will notice it is always high quality pure chocolate (and hence less sugar)). I also absolutely love her fighter spirit (did you read up on her background yet?), her love of good food and her tips on making preparation of holiday dinners stress free (stress being a big influence on your health, as well).
The author of book and website, The Diet Cure. What if you are craving a lot of chocolate because your body does not have enough serotonin (the happy molecule)? Eating which amino acids could give you the same effect in your brain making your chocolate cravings completely disappear? Still looking more into her book and tips, but they were recommended to me by someone who is very successful in the field of preventive medicine! I will get back to you with more details.
Held a TED Talk explaining how sustainable fish is actually fed chicken (since chicken is a very abundant source of protein, and therefore ‘sustainable’) and how that is completely crazily un-natural. He explains how a fish’s ecosystem should look like an how a fish farming business in the south of Spain applies this natural method to farm the perfect fish.
A highly educated internist-endocrinologist who actually believes in the importance of food in treating and reversing diabetes type 2. Professor of Endocrinology at Leiden University Medical Centre and the first one there to put nutrition & food on the medicine map. One of the founders of ‘Doctors & Nutrition’ Foundation (here’s the “Arts en Voeding” website, in Dutch only, alas) and a delightful inspiration to work with.
Susan Jane White
An Irish genius in the healthy kitchen, although a tad bit overboard at times with her medical statements, makes scrumptious treats that are actually good for you and has a hilarious picture of an artichoke for her head at her blog, SusanJaneWhite.com .
This funny guy
Who makes a tasty healthy banana ice cream to resist his sweets cravings, and makes it into a Youtube video.
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