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Erin Parekh, Integrative Nutritionist and Women's Wellness Expert, holding curly kale in her kitchen
January 15, 2020

Real Food. Real Life. Made Simple.

Erin Parekh, Integrative Nutritionist and Women's Wellness Expert, shares her philosophy on healthy living and more.

By: Erin Parekh, Integrative Nutritionist and Women's Wellness Expert

Hi! I’m Erin Parekh, Holistic Health Coach, Culinary Nutrition Expert, and plant-based recipe developer.

My Philosophy

I believe that being healthy doesn’t have to be hard or complicated—that living a fulfilling life and eating the most beautiful, delicious, nourishing food is well within reach for all of us.

But, in order to do this, we have to cut through the noise (there’s a lot of it) and get back to basics. No diets or programs. No hours spent in the kitchen. No killing it at the gym every day.

Just Real Food. Real Life. Made Simple.

This little mantra is what I strive for personally. It’s how I develop recipes and how I coach my clients. Because at the end of the day, no one (not even a health coach!) is going to stick with healthy habits long-term if they aren’t enjoyable or easy.

My Story

I spent the majority of my early adult life struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, disordered eating, and a 50-pound weight fluctuation. I tried every diet book, workout video, and weight-loss supplement available—thinking that if I could just maintain a certain number on the scale, everything would fall magically into place. But as I’m sure you can guess, that wasn’t the case at all.

My real transformation happened when I moved to New York City for grad school and started to change my diet, not to diet. I’d always loved being in the kitchen, and now that I had my own place, I began experimenting with different ingredients and a more plant-based diet. Cooking became a creative outlet after a long, hectic day and the kitchen a space where I could unwind and get out of my head.

Slowly but surely, I began enjoying the food I was putting into my body instead of regretting it. I was excited to eat fruits and vegetables because I realized how amazing they made me feel. I had more energy, my weight stabilized, and my digestion improved, too. I was healing myself from the inside out and just so happened to find my passion in the process.

How I Live Life Positive

At it’s core, living a healthy lifestyle boils down to making it as simple and as stress-free as possible. And one of my favorite ways to do this is by incorporating Navitas Organics superfoods into my daily diet. I love a breakfast bowl of cashew yogurt mixed with chia seeds and hemp seeds, topped with fresh berries and cacao nibs. It’s the perfect blend of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants to keep me fueled and satisfied for hours. Plus, I can make it the night before, which means an easy grab-and-go option for hectic mornings.

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