Getting Away from Food Dogma with Home Cooking

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Home cooking is a great resource for getting back in touch with your body and understanding which foods nurture your body best.
Air Date: 1/3/17
Duration: 24:43
Host: Dr. Taz
Guest Bio: Laura Lea, Certified Holistic Chef
Laura-LeaLaura Lea is a Certified Holistic chef, recipe developer and writer. On LL Balanced, you will find affordable, comforting, often make-ahead meals that are packed with nutrients and flavor.

Laura's hope is that her recipes will impact every aspect of your health, from weight goals to managing allergies to improving your relationships. If they inspire you to get out there and start creating some delicious, satisfying, real-food dishes of your own, all the better! There is a way to enjoy nutritious food without feeling deprived, stressed or uprooted.

The stress and chaos of life has taken so many people (women in particular) away from their kitchens. As a result, they're relying on trends and diets and false promises, or just following what works for someone else. When that doesn't make them feel good (e.g. going paleo or vegan), they get frustrated and result to old unhealthy habits, as well as takeout/dining out.

Laura is empowering women to take back their kitchens and start playing with food, through her omnivore-friendly, family-friendly, approachable dishes. The leads to being tuned into our bodies, which then lets us determine what we need as individuals.

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Getting Away from Food Dogma with Home Cooking
It's easy to get caught up in following one way of eating... vegan, Paleo, gluten-free are all popular fads.

To add to the dilemma, book after book will tell you one way is the best way.

But, far better for your health is to find a balance of what works for you and your body, regardless what the "experts" say.

Home cooking is a great resource for getting back in touch with your body and understanding which foods nurture your body best.

Unfortunately, our culture is not set up to honor taking time to go to the grocery store and choose healthy, nutritious foods. 

Laura Lea, Certified Holistic Chef and founder of LL Balanced, offers a few key pieces of advice:

  • Recognize home cooking is going to be difficult at first. But, it will get easier the more you do it.
  • Set yourself up for success with a proper pantry and cooking utensils. 
  • Go through recipes and gather 12-16 that you and your family members will enjoy, and ensure the staples you need to create those meals are constantly on hand.
Listen in as Laura joins Dr. Taz to discuss how you can become more balanced in your nutritional regimen. She also shares some of her favorite recipes and offers a preview of her new cookbook, which will be released in Spring 2017.


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