My name is Melissa, I’m very passionate about food, health and wellness. I’m all about cooking meals from scratch, using fresh ingredients whenever possible. I love trying new foods and experiencing new tastes and flavours. The kitchen is probably my most treasured room in my entire house. It’s where I spend a great amount of time cooking and devouring delicious, home-cooked meals. Growing up in an Italian household, food has always been a major aspect of my life.
‘You are what you eat.’ I couldn’t agree more with that statement, because the foods we eat play a vital role in our overall healthiness. I live my life eating wholesome, nutrient rich foods, but I don’t deprive myself. It’s good to make exceptions every now and then. Indulgence is a good thing when appropriate, and in moderation of course. But when this becomes a habit, that’s when health problems occur. Many people have grown up eating foods with imposed beliefs of what they should be eating, when really you need to look outside the box. Be your own doctor. Educate yourself. The consumption of processed and ‘fast’ food in today’s society, especially in the North American culture, is insanely high. We need to reverse this and start eating wholesome foods with actual nutrients, as opposed to these highly processed, artificial foods that are incredibly harmful to our health. Nutrition is essentially what keeps you going, so it’s important to stop and listen to your body, take care of it, and enrich it with real food.
Other than my passion for food, I have really acquired an interest in natural health. I love natural products, foods, and remedies, as I am a true believer in natural healing. As previously mentioned, it’s very important, especially in today’s society, to adapt a healthy diet and lifestyle. I truly believe that all of the synthetically made products that we use or ingest pose great harm to ourselves, which unfortunately lead to terminal illnesses and ultimately, a shorter life.
Living a holistic lifestyle is a way of life. I believe it’s about balance. We all need good rest, wholesome foods, regular exercise, and positivity. That being said, I hope this blog will inspire and have a positive impact on others as I share recipes, knowledge and experience. Through proper awareness, we can step forth towards a healthier path, adapting more of a holistic lifestyle. I am definitely not a perfect role model, but slowly and surely I hope to achieve my desired path.
My great interest in natural nutrition and wellbeing, has directed me towards starting school again. This time I wont be writing torturous philosophical papers about the meaning of life (love Nietzsche), or studying for various tests comprised of knowing the fundamentals of certain religions etc. This time around, I will be enrolling in the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition’s program to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. This title really excites me, because I have been so conscious about my health and wellbeing for many years now, and I am always interested in learning new ways of natural healing, and proper nutrition. I’ll be sharing my progress and what I will be learning with the readers on my blog. Most importantly, this program is to educate oneself to essentially help others, so I hope my future posts will inspire and influence you to better yourself naturally!