Michelle’s interest in nutrition and natural healing began the summer of 2001. She took the summer off from studying at the University of Florida and read, among others, a book called The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing: Guarding the Three Treasures by Daniel Reid. This book changed her whole outlook on health and the bodies natural ability to heal itself.
After graduating from UF with a degree in Advertising, Michelle moved to Seattle, where she would eventually study Nutrition at Bastyr University. Always having had a passion for cooking, her favorite class at Bastyr was the whole foods cooking class. After taking this class, she knew that she wanted to use her love of food and healing to help educate people and improve their well-being.
Michelle absolutely believes that the key to preventing health problems, instead of just treating them, lies in the foods we eat. Food is the bodies fuel source and “medicine”. The earth has provided us with so much nutrition that we can enjoy, and prevent and heal from disease. She is VERY excited to be able to share recipes and nutritional benefits of the various foods to the readers of Society Wellness.
Michelle’s all time favorite part of life is raising (and being raised!) by her fabulous daughter. In her spare time she enjoys time with family, growing food, star-gazing, peace on earth and spending as much time as possible on her bike and paddle board. ♥
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~Hippocrates
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food” ~ George Bernard Shaw
Photo Regina Peterson Photography