Bringing families back to real food.
"I just wanted to let you know that we are pregnant and thrilled! I really attribute this great feeling and incredibly easy fertility to the diet which we have been on the past 3 months and very into.
I just wanted to thank you for you knowledge and support and I look forward to continuing the Weston Price methods/way of life, into the pregnancy and beyond! We are so happy."
-T., Brooklyn (NY)
"You have no idea how much you have changed our lives. You give great explanations to questions (and I have had plenty of them) and provided great step by step instructions in your cooking lesson. I'm so proud to know how to prepare of lot of the ingredients in recipes like dripped yogurt, broth, and fermented vegetables."
-Nicole, Queens (NY)
"Hannah, THANK YOU SO MUCH! This is all so helpful and informative. I have a new view on food and now have to start implementing and learning more. I am really happy Eden (Dr. Eden Fromberg) lead me to you."
-Mara, Brooklyn (NY)
"Hannah, thank you for last night, I feel re-inspired and hopeful! I want to cry tears of joy."
-Ivette, Brooklyn (NY)
"Hannah knows there is no one-size-fits-all fix to getting healthy. She helped me conquer my negative eating habits and regain my self-esteem. It wasn't about dieting, it was about a new lifestyle. I learned to think about what I put in my body and how it affected my health. I could not live in denial anymore. Hannah is the kind, encouraging teacher most of us never had. When it comes to getting healthy, she is the best in her league."
-Michele, Albany (NY)
"Eating healthy nowadays can be a very difficult thing. There's so much misinformation out there and confusion as to what really is good for you. Having Hannah's personal attention and insight makes this process a lot easier. So far, in just a few sessions, my toddler son is already becoming less hooked on sugar and carbs and I'm learning how to treat his tooth decay without resorting to surgery. As with everything worthwhile, good nutrition's a commitment that is so worth it in the long run. Hannah's dedication to real nutrition ensures that my son and I face a healthy road ahead."
-Tennille, Brooklyn (NY)
"You have helped me a great deal and went over and beyond your call of duty and I truly appreciate and recognize that. I like you and your work and it has added greatly to what my child eats today. Lots of things you say hit home with me. I don’t know why, but you do speak to me and not many people do, including my best friend who has been trying to get me to eat healthy/organic for a long time now. It's nice that you treat me with kid gloves when it comes to this new way of eating. I have no idea how but you successfully realized this needs to be a slow process for me in order to incorporate it fully. Again and again, thank you. Also, thank you for opening doors and introducing me to all the other stuff like homeopathy."
-Victoria, Marine Park (Brooklyn)
"When I decided to start working with Hannah, I was at a point where I was fed up with food. I found eating a waste of time. My meals consisted mainly of microwaveable meals, or leftovers from having eaten out. I found eating a chore. The cooking I did consisted mainly of just spaghetti.
After having worked with Hannah for just a couple weeks, I found myself caring more about food, and looked forward to cooking. I was a complete novice at cooking, but Hannah walked me through a few easy recipes, and soon enough, eating become a wonderful experience. I enjoyed flavors once again. Hannah’s knowledge of food and nutrition is amazing. Her enthusiasm was infectious. I found myself being more thoughtful of what I was putting into my body, and enjoying the benefits of eating well.
It’s amazing how sometimes you aren’t aware of just how bad you feel until you start feeling better. I had suffered for years with a stomach pain in my abdomen. (What I say next is by no means advice to not listen to physicians. I go to them as needed.) Physicians had previously suggested antacid tablets. But I’ve never been a fan of living on pills. After listing my daily caffeine intake, Hannah strongly recommended I work my way down to cutting out caffeine. Well, I resisted at first, but as a little more time went on and I became more tuned in with how my body was feeling, there came the day when I felt I needed to stop drinking coffee. I do enjoy warm liquids so I stuck to herbal teas for a few days, as well as cutting out sodas. After a few days, the persistent stomach discomfort faded away. I do still enjoy a cup of coffee, but I also notice much more when my body has had enough and I am able to pinpoint the culprit. It is an empowering feeling.
The second half of the health counseling program involved dealing with the emotional aspects of life. Hannah is a great listener and very insightful. She was able to recommend some great books that helped with my particular set of emotional obstacles. But even more importantly, her sheer willingness to listen, and her non-judgmental approach were of great comfort.
I am extremely satisfied with the whole experience and very much appreciate all the knowledge that Hannah 'fed' me. Though I don’t have children now, I at least feel that this new knowledge will go far in helping to ensure my children will be healthy too, and that is of great comfort also."
-Lydia, Chicago (IL)
Reviews from cooking class students:
"I always feel renewed and inspired by Hannah's classes. She is a gifted teacher and I love learning about these foods and eating ways from her."
"I never ate oatmeal, now I eat it everyday with lots of butter and cream. I feel a lot better throughout my morning shifts."
"I feel like my unabashed consumption of fat has made me calmer."
"I’m very happy we took the class. It helped to get us [my wife and me] on the same page."
"Great class! Very informative, well researched and extremely interesting even for someone who is familiar with WAPF [Weston A. Price Foundation] principles."
"I loved the breakfast class. I have made the oat cakes, thickened milk, rice, etc. a lot since the class. I have also started saving my bacon fat drippings as per Hannah's recommendation! All the classes were great, especially for the tidbits that I picked up that may or may not have been a part of the official 'curriculum'- Just seeing Hannah's cooking techniques, kitchen supplies, hearing interesting notes, etc. were all great."
"I get hypoglycemia almost never now! My breakfast holds me over until 2 or 3 pm! All the healthy fats and protein really fill me up. Also, I am less bloated around my belly."
"[I've been incorporating] soaking (this was a big one, since before the class I was intimidated by this prospect!), using natural sweeteners (and very little!), eating more liver. Wow - I loved your chicken liver pate!"
"The first class was so great. I tried a lot of the recipes and breakfast ideas and they were all delicious and sustaining!!!"
Reviews from workshop participants:
"I was at your workshop last night at the Park Slope Food Co-op about Traditional Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy and Babies' First Foods. I didn't get a chance to speak with you at the end of the workshop, so I just wanted to shoot you an e-mail and say thank you so much for your presentation. You did such a wonderful job presenting vitally important and potentially life changing information to the group. Although I am not yet a mother I do plan on becoming one within the next several years. I know that the important nutritional information I learned at your workshop will one day help me grow more healthy (physically and mentally), robust children who I hope will grow up to become happy and productive members of society. In advance, thank you for your impact on their future... The presence of your son Oliver at the workshop spoke strongly in favor of the efficacy of your traditional eating philosophy. What a beautiful and healthy looking child he is!"
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