Welcome to Table to Crave - I am here to help you take control of your digestive issues through food and lifestyle changes. If you are struggling with bloating, stomach pain, fatigue, acne, are craving a lifestyle shift, or want to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet - you are in the right place!
Hi, I'm Daina!
Nutrition Therapist Master
What is Plant-Based?
Plant-based is not necessarily vegan. Or vegetarian. It can be. But it focuses on eating mostly plants. For me personally at this point of my life, my diet consists of 95% plants, eggs, and fish on a rare occasion. I followed a strict vegan diet for over 2 years, but due to health issues, I began to introduce occasional animal protein sources. When I do eat animal products, I make sure they are the highest quality. Eggs are always organic pasture-raised and the fish is wild caught. I believe that a 100% plant-based diet can work for some people, but it requires supplementation, education and dedication!
Why Table to Crave?
Table to Crave comes from a play on “cradle to grave” – a term used to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of the life-cycle of a product or service (yes, it’s very sexy…). This could include the impacts from raw material extraction and processing (cradle), through the product's manufacturing, distribution and use, to the recycling or final disposal of the materials composing it (grave).
Table to Crave represents considering the life-cycle of your food, being intentional about health from your cradle to grave, and learning how to put meals on the table that YOU crave!