I'm Lisa Mase', culinary medicine educator and food sovereignty activist.
If you’re exhausted, unhappy with your weight, suffering from a chronic condition, or needing to change eating habits, food as medicine is for you.
After a decade of healing from chronic parasites, anxiety and depression, an eating disorder, and food allergies, I took my health into my hands with food as medicine. I have never been better.
I grew up in Italy, cradled by the Adriatic Sea and the Dolomites that define the border between Italy and Austria. I believe that healing comes from eating local foods, as close to the source as possible, that are attuned to the foods of our ancestors.
I am grateful to all my teachers, including the original ones: my dad and my grandmother. I create food-based healing programs for you to find a balanced weight, feel energized and nourished, work with food as a form of stress reduction, and practice cooking seasonal meals that are attuned to your body type and health goals.
When we work together, you will learn how to use food to heal common dis-eases, from the cold and flu to indigestion and constipation. I work to make myself obsolete so that you hold the nutrition knowledge necessary to heal yourself and be well.
I am passionate about food sovereignty, which is "the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems". As a white woman with a great deal of privilege, I strive to do work that centers people of color and holds space for the leadership of those most affected by lack of access to food.
Food sovereignty holds space for all people to gain control of their nourishment. When we stop letting corporations make our food choices for us, we work towards the collective liberation of all people so that all people may have equal access to food.
I offer consulting, training, and curriculum development on equity and inclusion in the food system. I work with research and story-based strategy that centers the power and dignity of underrepresented communities. I collaborate with groups, businesses, organizations and institutions that are passionate about developing tools and capacity to promote equity and inclusion.
I serve as an ally organization for the International Food Sovereignty Alliance. I collaborate with a consensus-based group to organize and host our annual regional assembly.
I am certified in Sustainable Food Systems through the University of Vermont and continue attending courses on Mindful Eating, Mind-Body Healing and Culinary Medicine. I am a member of Food Tank and Slow Food.
I draw from the wisdom traditions of European Herbalism, Ayurveda, Macrobiotics, Mindful Eating, and Chinese Five Element Theory to offer a comprehensive, universal view of food as medicine. I stay attuned to nutrition and diet trends to better support you and answer questions.
I work with those who need support in healing from chronic conditions such as parasites, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colitis, IBS, and auto-immune disorders. I work with FODMAPS, SCD, GAPS, Paleo, Gluten-free, and other dietary protocols.
I help busy families and those who want to learn more about whole, local, seasonal eating to achieve their goals.
Food is at the root of our well-being.
Let's work together to bring vibrant health to people and planet. Simplify your food choices to reduce stress, save money, feel well, and enjoy life!
I am happy work in partnership with your health care provider if you like.
We can start with an intake and culinary medicine consultation or a two week cleanse. You will feel knowledgeable and ready to choose whole foods, as close to the source as possible, which reflect the food your ancestors ate.
Heal yourself so you can inspire the healing of family, community, and planet.