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Stop Using Your Body As a Trash Can with Cynthia Lair

bright leafy greens

Cynthia Lair, nutrition and culinary arts professor at Bastyr University, and author of Feeding the Whole Family, reminds us just how important mindful eating is when it comes to nourishing our bodies. (After all, we’re not goats, people!) Listen to the podcast here: Cynthia’s lighthearted thoughts on the benefits of developing a personal relationship with […]

Vegetable Fermentation with Elijah Santoyo

Elijah Santoyo man making kimchi

In this episode of Living Upp’s Conversations with Smart People, I interviewed Elijah Santoyo, who serves as director and professional chef at The Permaculture Academy in Los Angeles, about how to get started with fermentation. Q: What is the most difficult aspect of vegetable fermentation? Elijah: Fermentation is very simple and elegant, the only practical problem […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 1): Learning the Art of Fermentation

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Today, I’m learning the art of fermentation as part of my journey toward cultivating a personal self-care practice. Why fermentation, you ask? As a down-to-earth dietitian, I’ve always been intrigued by traditional methods of food preservation. My great-grandparents in rural Ohio used canning, salt-curing and smoking techniques to make sure there was enough food to last the winter […]