• Faith,  Health,  Nutrition,  Resources,  Uncategorized,  wellness

    Hi, I’m Grace

    My name is Grace Soeter and I am Natalie’s mom and partner in this adventureof healthy living. Having recovered from lupus, an autoimmune disease throughnutrition plant therapy ( click here to hear my story in more detail) I believe in thepower of plants to nourish and protect our bodies. This first hand healingexperience was not something I could keep to myself. I educated myself onnutrition and started to educate other moms and families. I heard speakers likeDr David Katz from Yale University say, “This is the first generation where ourkids will have shorter life expectancy than the parents. This has never happenedbefore in the history of mankind. There will be…

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    Healthy Substitutions

    When shopping at a grocery store, go around the perimeter of the store: produce, dairy, meats, and then come right out. Avoid the middle aisles with all the processed foods. If possible, shop at places that sell healthy foods like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Henry’s, Clark’s or health food stores. In general, avoid whites: white flour, white sugar, white rice, fat, salt. Eat more whole grains, fresh raw fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds. Less processed the better; natural is best. If you can’t pick it, fish it, or milk it, don’t eat it! Instead of bleached flour, use unbleached flour or even better, whole wheat or whole grains. Breads,…

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    Life Is Adventure

    Hi! I’m Natalie. I am an adventure enthusiast who has ventured herself into the city of Los Angeles as a private chef. It did not just happen this way….at all. I was a biology major in college, I went to Azusa Pacific University where I served in missions all four years. I thought I was going to be a doctor, and be the HERO to the sick and needy. Well, turns out 4 years post grad and I am medical degree-less and more so a hero in the kitchen to some the amazing families in West LA. God sure does have a funny way of creating space for us to…