Tips for Healing Using Food as Medicine

Hay House Radio Episode Recap

  • Episode Name: “Tips for Healing Using Food as Medicine”
  • Live Broadcast: April 11th, 2016 at 3:00 pm Pacific Time

Episode Summary Re-cap

Learn tips for turning your food into medicine, how to make bone broth and veggie broth and more!

Ariane Resnick, Certified Nutritionist, author, and celebrity private chef turned to nutrition to heal her end-stage Lyme disease and chemical poising. This inspired her to begin using delicious food to heal others. She has cooked for celebrities, world-class athletes and clients wishing to use food to heal from multiple conditions.

Episode Replays: Mondays at 11:00 pm Pacific Time / 2:00 am Eastern Time and Sundays at 2:00 pm Pacific Time / 5:00 pm Eastern Time

Ariane ResnickSpecial Guest: Ariane Resnick. Ariane Resnick is a private chef and certified nutritionist who specializes in organic farm-to-table cuisine and creates indulgent, seemingly “normal” food out of impeccably clean, whole-food ingredients. She has cooked for celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, Matt Groening, Lisa Edelstein, and Jeff Franklin; and has been featured inYahoo! Health, Well + Good NYC, In Style, Star,,, the Huffington Post,, Muscle & Fitness, and Men’s Fitness, and on Food Network’s Chopped.

Ariane is also a survivor of late stage Lyme disease and chemical poisoning, and recovered holistically from both. When not crafting beautifully presented tasty dishes that accommodate any combination of dietary restriction, Ariane consults with individuals and chefs on wellness and nutrition, and provides hands-on instruction for simple ways to cook more healthfully. She lives in West Hollywood, California. | Facebook | Twitter

Ariane’s Tips on How to Use Food as Medicine

  • Separate ideology from diet – As your body and life circumstances change, your needs change as well. If you get too stuck on a certain diet (grain free, Paleo, vegetarian, raw, etc.), you may miss your body’s cues for what it needs. Our bodies are always speaking to us and giving us clues for the foods that will be most healing. And what works today may not work tomorrow.
  • Start with what you know: ask yourself how you feel about different foods and start there – If a certain type of food feels and sounds good to you as you think about it, this is a good indicator that you want that food in your diet. If you crave a food like cake or lasagna, you can choose the best ingredients you can to make these foods. A cake could be made with almond flour instead of gluten and honey instead of sugar. Lasagna could be made with gluten free noodles and grass-fed, organic, raw cheese. Start by thinking about what you love and what works for you and then take dietary changes step by step.
  • Listen to your body and give yourself permission – what are you craving? It may not be something that fits into a certain type of diet. For example, you may be following a grain-free diet and suddenly find yourself craving whole grains. Give yourself permission to try these without guilt and then listen to your body for signals about how they worked for you. If you’re still not sure what works best for you, keep a food diary for two weeks and record the food you eat, plus any symptoms you may be feeling that day (see instructions in Chapter 2 of Loving Yourself to Great Health: Thoughts & Food – The Ultimate Diet).
  • Consider brain foods – foods that are good for the brain often help us create energy and better moods. Energy and better moods help us shift our habits. Ariane craved avocados when she was recovering from chemical poisoning and allowing herself to consume them as needed helped her brain heal from the poisoning. Healthy, unrefined fats and oils and short-chain fatty acids in MCT oil tend to be great brain foods.
  • Really taste your food – does it taste good to you? Do you feel satisfied, not just at the taste bud level, but full body satisfaction? If the food doesn’t create symptoms and feels satisfying, it’s a good indicator that it works for you.
  • Start with hope and take steps to feel empowered – hope is tremendously healing. One thread of hope can help you start making changes in your habits. Anything you can do to cultivate hope and empower yourself to make changes is a step in the right direction. This could be as simple as choosing a recipe that sounds wonderful to you and learning how to make it. Or trying a new food that really appeals to you.

Try Something New!
Here Are Some Healing Foods That Ariane Loves

  • Bone Broth – Bone broth has been one of the most healing foods that Ariane has used to help her clients heal from Lyme disease, infertility, SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), arthritis and more. Full of collagen (gelatin), bone broth helps to heal and seal the small intestine, reduce inflammation and boost immunity. It’s a wonderful foundation for a healing diet that also tastes delicious!
  • Medicinal Mushrooms – like shitake, maitake, reishi and cordyceps are foods that Ariane loves to add to bone broth to make a tea. They have properties that help the body deal with stress, boost energy and build immunity.
  • Probiotic Foods and Drinks – sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, young coconut kefir and miso are wonderful options.
  • Greens Greens Greens – green vegetables are hands down one of the best healing foods, however, some people may find they can’t digest them well with certain health conditions. In a case like this, it’s okay to avoid them and focus on other cooked vegetables until you heal enough to tolerate greens.
  • Herbs, Spices and Adaptogens – Herbs, like thyme, dill and rosemary and spices, like turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger and cloves all have medicinal properties that can help us heal. Adaptogens, like rhodiola, holy basil and schisandra, help the body regulate stress and boost energy. 

Ariane’s Recipe for Probiotic Tonic

Ariane’s recipe for Lavender Soda (a stress-relieving tonic to replace regular soda)

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup Swerve (Swerve is erythritol, a natural, calorie-free alcohol sugar. If you have severe digestive issues, this may not work for you, but try it and see how you feel!)
  • 1 big sprig of lavender
  • Bring water and lavender to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Add Swerve to the boiling water constantly. Then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, allow to cool and strain the liquid into a jar for storage. This simple lavender syrup will store in your refrigerator for a week or two.
  • To make your lavender soda, take 6 – 8 oz. sparkling mineral water and start by adding a teaspoon of the lavender simple syrup. Mix thoroughly and taste. You can add more if you want to boost the sweetness or flavor.

Join Hay House Wisdom CommunityListen Again!

Hay House Wisdom Community Members can listen to this show again anytime, and you can download and podcast this and over 10,000 archived audios from your favorite authors.

mineral expert, Morley RobbinsTune in Next Week

Tune in next week to Loving Yourself to Great Health, mineral expert, Morley Robbins, will join me as we discuss how to raise your moods and energy with minerals! If you have chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue, insomnia, depression, anxiety – or any mysterious condition, you’ll want to find out why minerals are the spark plugs to every function of the body. We’ll give you some easy tips that can help you feel better right away!


Look Below Arrow
Listen Now to Hay House Radio For Your Soul

(Visited 555 times, 1 visits today)
The following two tabs change content below.
As a coach, writer and recovered former executive, I understand the challenges of creating a balanced, healthy lifestyle when over-scheduled. In my journey to radiant health, I created a whole health system of eating, exercise, renewal and recharging -- a roadmap toward health & vitality. I empower clients to create their own whole health systems, in their own unique ways. I have seen amazing results in working with my clients!