In her late teens, Kroeger traveled to Central America and discovered her life’s passion of herbs, food, and nutrition. She says, “I really began to use foods more like medicine in the same way that I had learned to use herbs. . . people love food and food is easy and it’s available everywhere.” She also encourages us to avoid refined foods and, for the most part, when shopping for foods go for the ones that you’ll find in the perimeter of the grocery store instead of the packaged foods found in the center aisles. Kroeger is a wealth of information about inflammatory foods and anti-inflammatory foods as well as how to begin a weight loss program and why sugars and starchy carbohydrates can lead to insulin resistance. She describes what nutrient rich foods are and how to add them to our diets. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Kara Kroeger is a certified nutritionist and herbalist. nutritionist graduate of American Health Sciences University and the Rocky Mountain Center of Botanical Studies. She is an instructor of nutrition and cooking foods to heal specific ailments at the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, and offers nutritional consultations.
She’s the author of:
- The Healthy Weight Eating Program and Cookbook (Kara Kroeger 2011)
To learn more about the work of Kara Kroeger go to www.KaraKroeger.com.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
- How she learned from Central American healers who treated both the psycho-spiritual body and physical body
- Why more people are experiencing food allergies and sensitivities
- How to test for food allergies
- What are nutrient rich foods
- The upside and downside of eating meat in our diets
- Why we should be using unrefined oils in our cooking
- Why losing weight needs a sustainable food plan
- What is gluten and how does it affect our bodies
Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 9/18/2012 Program Number: 3453