What does life look like through an ancestral lens? Do we have a connection to nature in our culture? What does it mean to look within and really know ourselves? What is our true nature? How can herbal medicine be incorporated in our diets and help to heal us? Don’t miss Fouad’s beautiful heart and incredible wisdom as we discuss all this and more.
Fouad is a wholefoods chef and writer who grew up in Lebanon during the peak of the civil war, at a time where real food wasn’t always easy to come by. His diet consisted of refined foods such as sugar, white flour, processed dairy and other processed carbohydrate products. To top that off he also took antibiotics for many years and struggled with being overweight and chronically ill for much of his life.
One of the turning points was coming across an article in 2011 by science writer Gary Taubes on the role that sugar and processed carbohydrates plays in obesity and illness (not calories or fat as we are commonly told). This influenced a shift and challenged Fouad to let go of what he thought he knew to be true about weight loss, food and health. He decided to change the way he ate to a wholefoods, low carbohydrate, paleo-style approach which has resulted in restoring his health, including a by-product of losing more than 30kgs and clearing up many health issues that he dealt with for so long. Listen in to hear more of his story on the show…
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His cook book, Life Changing Food in collaboration with Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking is due for release in April 2017. You can order it at: www.quirkycooking.com.au
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