My life took a turn when my wife died of brain cancer. I was raising two teenage girls and after losing my wife, I weighed 255 pounds. I had high blood pressure and very high cholesterol.
I suddenly had an overwhelming fear that something bad would happen to me since I was very obese. Fear set in as I realized that I am the only parent to my girls Meg and Catherine. They need me. My own parents both died far too young - deaths that may well have been delayed decades with a better diet.
One Sunday evening I decided that, instead of trying to lose 5 or 10 pounds, I needed to become radically healthy. I made myself a pledge to lose 70 pounds. I completely followed the teachings of the following doctors: Campbell, Fuhrman, Greger, Esselstyn, McDougal. I devoured some amazing books. The most meaningful was The China Study.
I immediately embarked on a nutrient dense, whole food, plant based diet with no added oils, processed sugars or salt. The weight loss was fast and steady. I mixed in intermittent fasting (which was easy with so much fiber from plants). And in 6 months I had lost 70 pounds.
Friends and family would ask me how I did it and to make meals for them. Guests staying with me and eating my meals lost weight and those who ate the meals said they loved them.
"This tastes so good that I’d eat this healthy everyday if only I had the time”, guests said.
Those words gave me the inspiration to start live young kitchen. They convinced me if there was more great tasting, convenient, really healthy food there would be more people ready to eat it.
So I decided I would share what I’ve learned and make great food with great health for others. I’m starting with a line of locally sourced, tasty and healthy convenient veggie sauces with no added oils, no refined sugars, and very little added salt. Sauces include Vegan Maple Barbecue Sauce, Butternut Chipotle Sauce, Butternut Cream Sauce and Sweet Potato Curry.
These foods are created to add simplicity to preparing zoodles, cooked and raw veggies and greens, pasta, rice and noodles. They are a way to put great health on great health and as great tasting backup plans for busy evenings.
Thank you for your interest.
Wishing you great health!