San Luis Obispo Events
Oct 10, 2017
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

Beginning Sourdough – Tue, October 10, 11am – 12:30 pm
Meet Virginia
About Virginia Marum, creator of Vert Foods

Vert Foods was created out of my passion for food and life. I have become aware over the years of our need to return closer to the earth and have real, whole food – easily accessible to our families.

My story with food is a long one and began as a battle. I suffered with years of eating disorders, fad diets and a general obsession with not only hating the way I looked but hating the food I ate. Later I became a vegetarian; yet found myself not eating vegetables but instead immersed in processed soy products and other toxic food items that I ate because they were “meat-free”. After a decade I found myself sick and toxic, and no medical doctor knew what was wrong with me. I struggled with a skin problems, hair problems and insomnia. I had no esteem for life or myself.

Then I begin healing my relationship with food – real food, real live food. The journey was simple – learning to love food again. . .the texture, the colors and the flavors. What I put in my mouth was there to heal me, nourish me, and bring me joy – no fear! The process began by resisting the need to detox or strip my system of anything – it had been denied of so much for so many years, and this time it just need nutrient dense foods and wellness.

I had always had a passion for cooking and as an artist loved seeing the details and colors of the harvest. I began researching nutritional therapy and the study of diets and the history of eating. I was fascinated by the science of human cooking and how we process our minerals and vitamins. And then I began reading up on herbs and the power of healing through foods according to non-Western ideologies (caraway seeds can reduce inflammation!).

My husband and I opened a wellness studio a few years back and I worked with clients on the preparation of their foods and their weekly menus. Now, I realized my joy is in the cooking and preparation of these foods for them. And therefore I continue my journey with Vert Foods and hope you join me!

Virginia Marum

You can hear Virginia talk nourishment every Wednesday night at 6pm on 1280am Living the Run radio ( Virginia hold certifications in Biomechanics and pre/post natal fitness training, professional license in food handling, and a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Visual Culture and Printmaking.

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