Inmersed into the world of food from a very early age, the author spent most of his free time in family owned restaurants. This allowed him to witness and experience first hand the importance of good ingredients and the joy that well prepared food can bring to people. It wouldn't be long before kitchens and food would become so natural to him, that even at the age of 5 it just seemed 'right' to volunteer his help in a restaurant kitchen.
With a family abundant in medical professionals, including doctors and trained nurses, perhaps it was inevitable when the author took an interest in health and other science related topics. Also unsurprisingly, both logic and a desire to help others became highly developed in him.
The author spent many years honing his analytical and logical skills as a successful computer programmer, although his spare time was often spent learning about health and personal development related topics. The desire to help others in a more meaningful way finally led him to a dramatic career change, and in 2005 he became a holistic therapist and meditation guide.
This new career path would bring him into contact with people from many walks of life; therapists devoted to restoring the health and wellbeing of others, as well as people of different shapes and sizes with a desire to be helped. These experiences made it obvious to the author that there are many different roads that lead to health and wellbeing; food being an easily accessible one. He also realised that different people have different needs and how it's important to cater for these individual circumstances. Time and time again, the author witnessed the enormous power that the individual has over his or her own health, and how even the little things make a huge difference. Working with his clients on a daily basis taught the author how to explain things without the need for technical jargon.
The author's trajectory and experience give him a unique perspective on food, health and people - and the way they are intimately connected. Just as Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.