“Changing your plate can change your fate….it changed ours!”
—Ivy & Andy Larson, M.D.
Hi there! We are the Larson family. Welcome to our Clean Cuisine website… and to our kitchen. Whether you are already living an organic lifestyle or a clean eating enthusiast looking for new, inspiring recipes and additional healthy living resources, or you just so happened to have landed here by accident, we are so glad you stopped by. The “Start Here” section is the perfect place to begin.
a Little Bit About Us…
We have been eating clean for over 15 years, ever since Ivy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 22, and way before it was the trendy thing to do. Andy was in medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine at the time of Ivy’s diagnosis and neither of us knew a thing about nutrition. But, because Ivy’s neurologist at the University of Miami suggested an anti-inflammatory diet could help slow the progression of her disease, our nutritional odyssey began from a relatively early age. That was back in 1998.
Although Andy did not have any specific health concerns other than a few unwanted pounds he had gained during medical school along with borderline high blood pressure, he started eating clean to support Ivy (and also because his new wife was preparing all of his food!) When our son, Blake, was born in 2001 we started him on the same clean and “real food” diet we were following after he was weaned. As a side note, we are pretty confident Blake’s nutritionally superior diet is responsible for the fact that he is rarely sick and has only been on antibiotics once in his life.
Andy has since become a board certified general surgeon while Ivy has combined her nutrition knowledge with her passion for cooking to become a Clean Cuisine recipe developer and cooking instructor. Together we have taught numerous “Health & Body Makeover Programs” and written five books on the subject of healthy living, anti-inflammatory nutrition and “clean” cooking, including the bestselling Gold Coast Cure (HCI Books, 2005) and Clean Cuisine (Penguin, 2013). Our son shares his mother’s same passion for cooking and plays an important role in recipe development. He is also our official Clean Cuisine recipe taste tester.
What is Clean Cuisine?
Clean Cuisine is an anti-inflammatory way of eating and cooking based on unrefined ingredients with a heavy emphasis on plant foods. To see the Clean Cuisine food pyramid and learn more about what it means to eat Clean Cuisine click HERE.
If you are new to clean cuisine the following resources might be helpful:
- The Real Food Diet Difference
- All Calories are Not Equal & Why Calorie Counting is Not Helpful
- Quick Tips for Eating Clean & Reducing Inflammation
- Are Stored Toxins Making You Fat?
- The Best Anti-Inflammatory Diet Secrets for Weight Loss
- Juice Bars, Juice Fasting & Juice Detox: Not As Healthy As They Sound
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