Words of Wisdom
|“Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.”
"Melanie's cooking classes have made it easy for me to love and eat natural foods every day. The variety and delicious food prepared and savored in her home has kept ...Read On
Mother of 7 Children
Welcome to Celebrate Health. I have been actively involved in the healing arts since the early '80s and specialize in balancing health; through food and diet, in the body, and in the home. I offer macrobiotic cooking classes, coaching sessions, massage treatments, and feng shui consultations. I have written a number of books on cooking and health, which you can purchase on this site, along with enjoying my free articles and recipes.
For the past 27 years, I have embraced a macrobiotic lifestyle, which is based around a diet of whole, organic, living foods; grains, beans, vegetables, sea vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts. This delicious and natural way of eating has given me the strong foundation to enjoy an active and adventurous life.
From the early days until now, my life has been enriched with experiences. I have lived in three countries and worked with students and clients from all over the world. I have a great zest for life, tons of energy and a youthful outlook. As well as my work, I love to paint, garden, hike in nature with my dogs, dance, ride horses and do yoga. I strongly believe that I would be a very different person if I hadn’t changed my diet and lifestyle all those years ago.
I am also a mother and have given birth to seven fantastic children; 5 girls and 2 boys. We have a lively and loving family life. Our house is full of people, dogs, and cats at all times of the day. We have the usual dramas, the tears, and the laughter, which are part of family life. My children are strong, healthy, and self motivated. They give each other a great deal of love and support, whether it is with personal challenges or helping with homework. Every day we eat home-cooked macrobiotic food and sit together to enjoy our meals. I feel that this is one of the most important aspects of creating a happy, secure, and peaceful family life.
My desire is to give back all that I have learned through the work I offer, and the information presented on this site. I am dedicated to helping people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. I offer information on different aspects of healthy living, and give my full support to organic farmers, organizations, and companies who are working so hard to protect and enhance our world.
YOU can and do make a difference. What you do today, will effect our world tomorrow. I encourage you to make simple changes to your life and diet; ones that will have a profound effect on how you feel emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. This is the time for new beginnings. Together we can work to create a beautiful world for every one of us, for our children, and for the future of this planet.
*Please note that every child on this site has been raised on a grain-based diet without animal and dairy food.