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EP 173 - Healing Power of Food

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Award-winning chef Seamus Mullen shares how he used food to overcome his RA and why it's so important to have the "right" relationship with food -- whether or not you're suffering from a chronic illness.
Air Date: 3/31/20
Duration: 35:39
Host: Dr. Taz
Guest Bio: Seamus Mullen, Chef
Seamus Mullen is an award-winning New York chef, restaurateur and cookbook author known for his inventive yet approachable Spanish cuisine, he is also a leading authority on health and wellness. Seamus opened his first solo restaurant Tertulia in Manhattan in 2011, which was awarded two stars from The New York Times and was a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant. In 2013, he opened El Colmado, a Spanish tapas and wine bar at Gotham West Market, a food hall in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen.

After cooking throughout Spain, New York and San Francisco, Seamus first rose to national prominence in 2006 with Boqueria, one of the first critically acclaimed and highly successful Spanish restaurants in New York. In 2009, he was one of three finalists on the Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef.” He can often be seen as a featured judge on the popular Food Network series “Chopped” and “Beat Bobby Flay,” and is a frequent guest on programs such as The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show and CBS This Morning.

More recently, Seamus has become a leading authority in the conversation on food, health and wellness. An avid cyclist who raced competitively in his twenties, he was diagnosed in 2007 with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that forced him to rethink his relationship with food, and led to his first cookbook Hero Food, published in 2012. Through food, exercise and lifestyle changes, Seamus was able to successfully turn his health around. He shares his story through numerous speaking engagements around the country, and has been featured in major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago-Tribune, and The Guardian. He has written about his experience for The New York Times and through his bimonthly column in Men’s Journal.
  • Book Title: Real Food Heals
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/seamus.mullen/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @SeamusMullen
EP 173 - Healing Power of Food
An avid cyclist who raced competitively in his twenties, award-winning chef Seamus Mullen was diagnosed in 2007 with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that forced him to rethink his relationship with food.

Initially he enlisted the pharmaceutical options available for his disease. Instead of feeling better, he became increasingly worse and even died in the ICU.

Thankfully, he came back to life. It was a gift he used to course-correct his approach towards his illness. 

Listen as Seamus joins Dr. Taz to share how he used food to overcome RA, the role food plays in chronic illness, and why it's so important to have the "right" relationship with food -- whether or not you're suffering from a chronic illness.
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