Mother of 7 Children
I have been actively involved in the healing arts since the early '80s and specialize in balancing health; through food and diet, in the body, and in the home. I offer macrobiotic cooking classes, coaching sessions, massage treatments, and feng shui consultations. I have written a number of books on cooking and health, which you can purchase on this site, along with enjoying my free articles and recipes.
For the past 27 years, I have embraced a macrobiotic lifestyle, which is based around a diet of whole, organic, living foods; grains, beans, vegetables, sea vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts. This delicious and natural way of eating has given me the strong foundation to enjoy an active and adventurous life.
From the early days until now, my life has been enriched with experiences. I have lived in three countries and worked with students and clients from all over the world. I have a great zest for life, tons of energy and a youthful outlook. As well as my work, I love to paint, garden, hike in nature with my dogs, dance, ride horses and do yoga. I strongly believe that I would be a very different person if I hadn’t changed my diet and lifestyle all those years ago.
I am also a mother and have given birth to seven fantastic children; 5 girls and 2 boys. We have a lively and loving family life. Our house is full of people, dogs, and cats at all times of the day. We have the usual dramas, the tears, and the laughter, which are part of family life. My children are strong, healthy, and self motivated. They give each other a great deal of love and support, whether it is with personal challenges or helping with homework. Every day we eat home-cooked macrobiotic food and sit together to enjoy our meals. I feel that this is one of the most important aspects of creating a happy, secure, and peaceful family life.
>My desire is to give back all that I have learned through the work I offer, and the information presented on this site. I am dedicated to helping people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. I offer information on different aspects of healthy living, and give my full support to organic farmers, organizations, and companies who are working so hard to protect and enhance our world.
YOU can and do make a difference. What you do today, will effect our world tomorrow. I encourage you to make simple changes to your life and diet; ones that will have a profound effect on how you feel emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. This is the time for new beginnings. Together we can work to create a beautiful world for every one of us, for our children, and for the future of this planet.
Back to School Naturally with Chef Mel
After a summer of sleeping in and doing things at a slower pace, the first day of school can be a rude awakening for both parents and children. Whether your child is starting kindergarten or in their last year as a senior, going back to school is a time of transition with new classes, new teachers, new schedules, and new friends. The end of summer and the beginning of a new school year can be stressful and parents can sometimes overlook their children’s feelings of nervousness or anxiety as school begins. Fortunately, children are extremely skilled at coping with change. Parents can help them in the process by providing a supportive home environment, nourishing food, and space to listen and offer encouragement.
To ease the transition, here are some simple ways to help your child get ready for the new school year. Read more
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The passion and heat of summer is upon us, and for many, it is a time to get outside, have fun, enjoy the beach, and travel. However, the scorching weather can trigger a surprising number of ailments. Here are some easy and effective remedies that we often already have in our pantry. Baking soda, apple cider vinegar, chamomile tea, and essential oils are some of the simple ingredients that can sooth away those summer bummers. Read more