Have you heard of Further Food? It is a community of inspiring people who are on a journey of healing themselves through food! For anyone, like me, who has chosen to use food as medicine to treat a health condition, you know that it is not the easy route, and can get frustrating and often be isolating. This online collection of stories, articles and recipes brings others who are in the same boat together to celebrate the triumphs of healing and support each other. Recipes are all geared toward a certain type of condition, contributed by someone who has overcome that condition through dietary changes, and expertly commented on by Further Food's own nutritionist and registered dietitians. These recipes and the stories of contributors give hope to anyone suffering from a condition and feeling alone in their struggle. I personally love the site because it celebrates the vibrant, beautiful, delicious and health-promoting foods that all the contributors have used to heal themselves, demonstrating that dietary change doesn't have to mean dietary restriction or deprivation. Whether or not you have a health condition, it is a wonderful resource for tasty, healthy recipe inspiration!
Below is a screenshot of the recipes page, where you can sort by the condition you have on the right to find recipes that are specific to your dietary needs!
I am honored to now be a contributor to this wonderful community! I suffer from a form of reflux called laryngopharyngeal reflux, or LPR, which affects my vocal chords and causes severe hoarseness and vocal fatigue. It has been a big struggle for me since I am a singer and a fitness instructor and use my voice for every aspect of what I do. Instead of using pharmaceutical medication to treat the symptoms, I used food and lifestyle changes to heal and am so grateful to have been successful and have my voice back. Thanks to Further Food, I am now able to share my story of healing with others who may be suffering from LPR. You now can read more about my story on my Further Food profile. Two of my own recipes are also featured on the site; my Easy Kale, Mushroom, Quinoa Miso Soup and Plant Power Packed Smoothie Bowl with Chlorella, which has already been shared 5,000 times on Facebook! I am beyond grateful to be able to share my experience to help others enrich their own.
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With love, light and gratitude,