q & a

Q: I already eat healthy. Why should I eat like this?

A: Just about everyone thinks they eat a healthy diet. Unfortunately, on closer examination, they really don't. Just because you buy take-out from the health food store doesn't mean you're eating a good diet. And if you think you're eating a healthy diet because you avoid fat, cook with canola oil, or stay away from dairy products, you may be suffering from "misleading media syndrome"!

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Q: What are the benefits of this style of eating?

A: Every body is different, of course, but our clients have told us that after as little as a week, they start to notice a significant, positive difference in the way they feel. Their digestion is improved, they have more energy, they feel calmer, they don't get late-afternoon (or middle of the night) cravings, they start to lose the taste for unhealthy foods, and much more. People following this way of eating long-term have reported that they easily maintain a healthy weight, they don't seem to get sick nearly as often and that they feel more emotionally balanced overall.

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Q: What makes you different from other services offering organic foods? I mean, I see food labeled "organic" at almost every store, not just health food stores, so what's so special about you?

A: Let's face it, organic is hot these days. The big stores know there's money to be made by selling organic foods. Sadly, the fact that something says it's organic doesn't always mean it's fresh, or even that it's good for you. Even the term "organic" has been watered down, so lacks the significance it had even a year ago. Our approach to food encompasses much more than the concept of organic. Sure, we cook with organic ingredients. But we also make sure that we start with the freshest foods, and we prepare them in ways that enhance their nutritional value, as well as make them taste terrific. There's a whole lot more to cooking and eating than a label can convey, and thank goodness for that!

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Q: OK, so maybe I need to change what I'm doing, but it sounds overwhelming. How do I get started?

A: Just let us know you're interested in our services. We'll ask you some questions, and work out a plan tailored to your specific goals and objectives. Whether you need just a few hours of coaching, or a more extensive menu of services, we're here for you every step of the way. Give us a call and see if it's time for you to get real.

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Q: Are you one of those services that brings a week's worth of meals at a time?

A: While we can certainly bring you a week's worth of lunches or dinners, our main goal is to empower you to incorporate fresh, whole foods into your life on a daily basis, and teach you how to do it on your own! We'll happily teach you to cook, prepare foods for you while you're in transition, show you where (and how) to shop for the very best ingredients, revise recipes you love so that they're even better, and much more! If you'd like to read about our personal chef services in more detail, click here.

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Q: You say you're inspired by Dr. Weston A. Price. Who is he and why should I be impressed?

A: Good question! Dr. Price, a dentist, was also a pioneer in the study of nutrition. He traveled the world (from Switzerland to New Zealand to Africa) to find and study isolated, non-industrialized populations. He found that these healthy people shared several dietary characteristics. For instance, all ate animal foods; all ate fermented foods; all had special ways to prepare grains and legumes (if they were part of their diet), and so on. His studies established the parameters of human health and the ways to best support it through incorporating nutrient-dense foods into the diet. We find his work to be both inspiring and relevant. If you'd like to learn more about Dr. Price and his travels, click here. (link opens in new window)

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Q: You must be out of your mind. How can I possibly take the time to cook every day?

A: You don't have to! Most of our clients have hectic lives. In fact, we do, too. Crazy schedules are par for the course these days. What we'd like you to know is that it really is possible to cook and eat real food every day (without giving up sleep). Honest. All it takes is some real-world strategizing for your specific needs and situation, and that's what we're here for. If we can do it, so can you!

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