Elle Russ chats with Cristina Curp – a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and former restaurant chef with a BA in Anthropology. Her love of food, and particularly using real food to heal, birthed her popular food blog and wellness site, TheCastawayKitchen.com, Author of Made Whole cookbook, co-host of Kitchen Table Talks Podcast and food as medicine advocate. She is a Miami native with Cuban roots who is currently living in Virginia, or wherever her husband’s Navy career takes them. At 29 years old and 2 years postpartum, Cristina hit rock bottom with her health. On top of an inflammatory skin condition she had lived with for years, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, she began to experience many mystery symptoms and inflammation, Cristina took to the kitchen to find wellness.
Using her kitchen prowess and love of research, she began to discover the connection between her symptoms and the food she ate. This ongoing experiment birthed her blog, which is a collection of inventive, allergen friendly, low carb, whole food recipes that have helped her reverse autoimmune disease, lose weight, and take control of her own health and well being. Cristina is relentless in her mission to spread the food as medicine message, she has witnessed the power of it with her own family, her readers and her nutritional therapy clients. Empowering people to heal from the inside out is her life’s work! With a mix of grit, sass and a lot of love, she continues to do just that through her books, her social media platform and her NTP work.
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