Hi and welcome!
For almost every day of my life, strangers have stopped to ask me...
"What are you?"
So, I'll start by introducing myself with the simplest answer to that question. The short version is that I'm Malawi-African born to a Punjabi/Malawian Mom and an Austrian Dad - they separated when I was three. A year later, my mom met my soon to be step-dad, East Vancouver raised, who was on the last leg of his trip around the world. 12 months after their first encounter my mom and I traversed the globe with all of our belonging in tow. The mosaic beauty of British Columbia has been my home ever since.
The long version is that I'm still creating what and who I am each day. Science tells me one thing - I'm the expression of my DNA which is a reflection of the environment I'm exposed to or create for myself. I'm also the sum of my values and philosophy, spiritual and physical life experiences, and the nutrients and toxins that I consume daily.
However, I'm really just like everyone else - despite the colour of my skin, the experiences I've had, or where or who I came from - I'm a spiritual being having a human experience.
And I'm loving every moment of this glorious existance - the good, the bad, and the ugly.
And I'm an optimist. I thrive on hope. I believe in miracles and I experience them every day. I've been called a Master Manifestor and bringing my ideas and dreams to fruition is what I do well. Loving deeply and feeling the interconnectedness of EVERYTHING is my gift that I pour freely into this world. I care deeply for the environment, our planet Earth, and this universe in which we live that it pains me to live in the 21st century. Instead of wallowing in the doom and gloom of our ways, I return to my deeply seeded roots and I stand on the shoulders of the giants before me - and I work diligently - to share with YOU what I've been privileged to have studied, experienced and learned in my life.
3 of My Favourite Things
Beyond being a serial entrepreneur, I'm in love with Speaking, Writing and Researching...all things orthomolecular health and nutrition.
What this means is that I teach people how to Eat Real to Heal, how to use food as medicine, or even more simply, how to nutrify and detoxify their bodies so they can reverse their diagnosed cancer and chronic degenerative diseases. Though prevention and management of disease is important - I prefer to work with people who've been diagnosed, who are facing surgery or are on prescription meds and who want to completely heal their bodies and their lives. I work with my client's medical team to not only eliminate the disease, but to also cancel a looming surgery, get off the prescription medications for good, and to finally achieve energy, longevity, vitality and optimal health.
I love to teach and share what I know about nutrition and healing. Speaking on stage, like at this TEDx event, is my jam but I also love educating in classrooms, on a podcast or even at a local bus stop to a unbeknownst passerby. Stop me at the grocery store and you'll get the low down on the molecular pathway of insulin and animal fat as they relate to diabetes. If you're not as jazzed (yet) about biochemistry as I am, then catch me out on a nature walk with my dogs and you'll be sure to be topped up with a books worth of salad dressing recipes that will make your mouth water for days. Whatever I research and study, I want to share with the world. The way I do it best is on a stage or at the front of a classroom.
Want to book me as a speaker, educator, or podcast interview-ee? Want to be interviewed by me? Please send your request and relevant details to info [at] richerhealth.ca
This is my new book, set to be released August 15th. After delivering hundreds of workshops, events and speaking gigs, guests would always ask if I had a book. Writing doesn't come easy to me, so instead of writing this book - I spoke it. Thanks Brené Brown! And instead of relying on my below par editing skills, I sought out writing guru Alexandra Franzen. And this lead to innovative and fresh Mango Publishing picking up my book!
Eat Real to Heal is a book that guides you through 5 weeks of nutrient-dense eating and the most effective detoxification protocol to reverse chronic degenerative diseases of all kinds, including cancer. I taught the Gerson Therapy for 10 years as a certified Home Set Up Trainer. After witnessing hundreds of my clients reverse their illnesses, I decided to create an easy to follow program that would make implementing optimal health lifestyle changes less daunting and confusing, more inspiring and motivating, and most importantly that would get you long lasting results. You can preorder a copy here.
If I have one addiction, it's doing research, I admit it. It started as early as I can remember. My 'need to know' was strong. I remember endless library books on mushroom spores in grade 2, existentialism for kids in grade 3, twin telepathy in grade 5 and so on. Today, I continue to devour non-fiction books, magazines, scientific articles, podcasts, trainings and documentaries like a tree's insatiable need for water, air and light.
However, what I'm most excited about today is that I'm co-designing my next research project around using Traditional Foods to reverse Type 2 Diabetes in Indigenous communities. And I invite you to follow this open-sourced research journey alongside me.
I strive to live without regrets, but if I have one regret, it's that I didn't take you along on my Masters Thesis journey. I read countless books on deschooling, homeschooling, unschooling and dozens of other inspiring learning environments from around the world. I studied - into the wee hours of the night - the politics, history, and social and economic implications of compulsory education systems...and all I have to share with you is a crafted thesis that most will never read. I won't let the same thing happen with my Doctoral Studies.
Throughout the next four years of my dissertation research, I'll share with you via this site, every detail and step by step process of my research. Every journal article, book, interview, 3 AM thoughts, hopes, fears and contradictions that arise will be yours to consume, including the final documentary and paper that will result. And in return, I encourage you to counter offer your own research and ideas. Or you may just want to enjoy the ride, soak it all in, and hopefully be inspired to launch into your own research interests within or outside of a formal education system. Both ways are legitimate. But not everyone is able to or wants to attend a formal educational institution. I'm able to and I choose to. And I know this choice is a privilege which is why I want to share my experience with you.
By making my research process available online, I hope to evoke your innate curiosity and bring forth the savvy researcher in you. As well, you'll come to learn more about the healing potential of the human body, and more importantly, that type 2 diabetes is reversible. Yes. Curable. Together, we'll add value to this world and to others.