Welcome to Table to Crave - I am here to help you take control of your health through food and lifestyle changes. If you are struggling with gut dysfunction, looking to improve your skin health, are craving a lifestyle shift, or want to experiment with a plant-focused 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, some eggs, and fish on a rare occasion. I followed a strict vegan diet for over 2 years, but due to health issues in August 2019, I began to introduce eggs and occasional fish as additional 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 create the meals on a table that YOU crave!