In this episode, I chat with Chef Nina who is a leader for women in the culinary world about food & nutrition and what it means to thrive. 

Nina Curtis is the Director and Executive Chef for the Adventist Health, Roseville Campus Café and Culinary Arts department. At the helm of this dynamic culinary division, Chef Curtis continues to be recognized as a leader and trailblazer in the plant-based culinary movement. 

As the former Executive Chef at The Ranch at Live Oak, Malibu, the acclaimed seven-day fitness and wellness boot camp and the Chief Nutrition Officer for the Ranch Daily a meal subscription service in Southern California, Nina keeps her finger on the pulse of the wellness and plant-based lifestyle trends. 

Nina has been an avid proponent of a plant-based lifestyle for the past twenty years. Nina’s food and beverage background over the years include working with the Marriot Group, Hilton Hotels, Baxters, Manhattan Beach, the El Caballo, Oakland, Pure Food and Wine in New York and the Springs Restaurant and Wine Bar, Los Angeles. 

Chef Curtis presents lectures and demonstrations on health, nutrition and whole foods all around the world. She has developed wellness training programs, set up kitchen operations and has worked closely in conjunction with culinary master gardeners to develop seasonal and gorgeous garden-to-table recipes that are essential to having a delicious plant-strong culinary experience.

An MBA graduate of Pepperdine University, Curtis was also trained at Living Light Culinary Institute, Trinity School of Natural Health, the Natural Gourmet Culinary Institute and she holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies, Cornell.

Social Media Links:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/botanicalchef/

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice* 

In this episode of Thrive Bites, I chat with Chef Doctor Julia on how to prepare meals and how to rethink food for kids and the family!

Dr. Nordgren has the unique distinction of being a physician and a trained chef. Her years of treating patients for cholesterol disorders and childhood obesity motivated her to inspire people to make healthy eating part of their daily lives.

Dr. Nordgren received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, completing her pediatrics residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where she was elected Chief Resident.  

In 2012, she took a break from medical practice and enrolled in the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. She graduated with honors. She now combines her passion for great food and her knowledge as a physician to help families make sustainable, impactful lifestyle changes.

Now a Californian, Julia practices medicine at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and does hands-on culinary medicine teaching at the Stanford Teaching Kitchen. She tests many of her recipes on her husband and two boys, who luckily have adventurous appetites and honest opinions!

Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.drjuliacooks.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjuliacooks/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drjuliacooks/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-nordgren-md-a3864164/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drjuliacooks

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this episode, I have this extended interview with Terra Rose Ganem, a powerhouse coach, and speaker, about coming back to ourselves and igniting that fire to creating the life that we want! 

Dedicated to helping people create a life of freedom, Terra Rose Ganem uses the platform of social entrepreneurship as an avenue to unleash her dreams to the world, serve her community and do it from a place of total alignment with her soul. She leverages the powerful life and business lessons being an entrepreneur offers to support others in rapidly reconnecting to their authentic & unstoppable inner power, create brilliant energy & live their passions through her coaching and speaking. She is highly intuitive and uses this gift to greatly shorten the distance between those she works with and their success. Her methodologies create confidence in their natural skills and build on their existing inner strengths. At terraroseganem.com, Terra shares the lessons, experiences, stories, and tools she has to help you ignite and cultivate your authentic inner power, living from a place of joy and flow to make your biggest dreams a reality. Additionally, she may be the world’s biggest fan of alliteration, walking around barefoot and raw chocolate. She loves all things adventurous/outdoors, thought-provoking conversations about the universe and is currently building two companies in the superfood product realm and developing a hydroponic/biodynamic community-driven farm. 

Social Media Links: 

Website: https://www.terraroseganem.com 

Insta: https://instagram.com/terraroseganem 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trglife 

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this episode, I chat with Chef Muriel Samuels about the importance of culture, community and the interpretation of food! 

Chef Muriel is the founder of ETON Foods. The business teaches and trains groups and corporations on evidence-based, practical, actionable solutions for sustainable tasty, healthy eating. Through speaking & consulting engagements including seminars, workshops, and retreats, ETON Foods offers Sierra-Leone inspired holistic, natural, health-supportive concepts that make you rethink your relationship with food. 

Social Media Links

www.etonfoods.org 

www.instagram.com/etonfoods 

www.facebook.com/etonfoods 

www.twitter.com/etonfoods

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*