It’s hard to believe that just one year ago I was packing my bags for LA to attend The Longevity Now Conference and today one of my favourite speakers from it is here on the blog with us.
Nadine Artemis of Living Libations is not just an encyclopaedia of knowledge on natural dental and pure botanical beauty care, she is one of the sweetest, most authentic and truly caring humans leading the health scene today. And to prove my point, she saw I posted THISon Facebook after hearing her speak and sent me a whole selection of her exquisite line of serums, elixirs and essential oils as a thank you. I mean, seriously what a woman!
With her home nestled in the Canadian woods, and a business that is all about how to glow from what grows, Nadine has made living with nature a priority in her life. She is also the author of Holistic Dental Care: The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums.
Described by Alanis Morissette as “a true-sense visionary,” I am so excited for you to meet our March Master of the Month…
DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY OF EATING AND DRINKING.
We eat what is fresh and seasonal, so our meals are vast and varied but always whole, organic and wild. Our meals are gluten free and processed food free. We live on a beautiful cold, spring-fed lake with many springs in the area. Spring water is the best.
WHAT (OR WHO) INSPIRES YOU TO EAT WELL AND STAY HEALTHY?
My body inspires my health. We, (me and my body), are going to be hanging out together for many years, so I listen and align to my body’s wisdom.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD AND HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?
Every option in our kitchen is a whole, healthy, beautiful food. So our cravings are always a celebration and eating is a delight.
MY TOP TIP FOR:
Improving your diet is… Go fresh and get real! Eat only fresh, real food. Nothing processed.
Staying healthy while travelling is… Take your own supplies and preplan. Our supplies always include a shower filter too. Arrive at your destination already knowing where you can get organic food and spring water. Check out findaspring.com
Detoxing is… Avoid toxifying the body with chemical products and processed food to start with. And, make excellent health choices every day to activate the innate intelligence of the body that expertly filters out and eliminates toxins.
Immunising is… Playing and bathing in the sunshine! The sun feeds and lubricates our cells with vitamin D, which mediates our immune responses and boosts our protection against pathogens. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
WHAT’S THE NICEST THING ANYONE HAS EVER SAID TO YOU?
“Mom, you are like no other mother. I love you like a celebration.” (My Son)
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?
I would like my legacy to be a life of love. Love is my motivating force and my intuition’s source.
IF YOU GOT TO KEEP ONLY 3 OF YOUR BELONGINGS: 1 THING FROM YOUR KITCHEN, 1 THING FROM YOUR GARDEN AND 1 THING FROM YOUR BOOKSHELF- WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
A few years ago our house burned to the ground in the middle of the night. My family escaped safely, but we lost everything in the fire. Everything in our house had to be re-gathered, and I feel less attached to things… Though maybe that is dodging the question…
1. From my kitchen, I would take our go-to large, sharp knife that we use in preparing every meal.
2. I would dig up the bountiful blackberry bramble from my garden to take with me.
3. There is a beautiful edition of The Flower Adornment Sutras on our bookshelf.
IF YOU COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY FOR 3 GUESTS (DEAD OR ALIVE)- WHO WOULD THEY BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU SERVE?
I am a poet at heart, so if I had to choose three guests for a dinner party tonight, I’d pick three Sufi poets: Rumi, Attar of Nishapur, and Lalla Ded. We would feast on dates, oranges, and mead.
WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THAT LIFE IS BETTER RAW (OR WITH MORE PLANTS IN YOUR DIET)?
The first and best reasons to eat more plants is that they are a treat for your taste buds and a plate full of fruit and veggies looks like a painting on a plate. Beautiful!
Also, over the last few years, scientific researchers have demonstrated repeatedly that our whole body health, and even our happiness, relies on a diverse population of microbes in our gut. These friendly flora thrive when fed a diet rich in oligosaccharides. This prebiotic is found in an incredible variety of plant foods, such as artichokes, asparagus, beets, beans, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, fennel, garlic, Jerusalem artichoke, chicory root, leeks, lentils, okra, onion, peas, shallots, apples, persimmon, pumpkin, and watermelon.
Nadine shares her favourite raw food recipe…
CHOCOLATE BLUEBERRY CREPES
Image courtesy of Meghan Telpner
What you’ll need:
2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
½ cup ground chia (sprouted ground chia is the best)/or fresh ground flax seed
1 cup tocotrienols (rice bran solubles)
3 drops lemon essential oil
Mix all of the ingredients in a food processor.
Spread out like a pancake on a dehydrator tray and dehydrate over night.
Wake up and dress your pancake.
Roll raw chocolate into the pancake, almond butter icing, or a nut cheese. Whatever takes your fancy!
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