I have met so many wonderful people here in southern NH and thoroughly enjoy the beautiful New England scenery and our ample fresh milk and wonderful grass fed farm-fresh products, it will be sad to leave.
Lots of people have asked me why I made the move from Hawaii to New Hampshire.
I came to Bedford, New Hampshire because the nutrition science most patients will hear from a doctor or nutritionist or anyone working within the medical system is upside down and backwards (because that’s what we’re taught) and I wanted to do something about that. I didn’t know quite what would happen when I came here, but thanks to the vision of Catholic Medical Center’s administrative team, I was able to take many steps toward my goal. I have succeeded in starting a program in which patients can stay within the medical system and actually get diet advice that works!
Why is this such good news?
When I was a little girl I dreamt of being a doctor. In that dream I did not envision what the doctors office has been almost totally reduced to: A place where chronically ill people march in and out all day for refills of prescriptions. I dreamt of being able to help people have as much fun in their lives as they want to, and being sick is no fun. I envisioned helping people themselves recover from almost anything, and to accomplish this without side effects, without complications, and without fear. By allowing me to develop and implement the T.R.I.M. program for hundreds of patients, Catholic Medical Center has enabled me to fulful a good part of that childhood dream.
But I can’t consider this job completed, not by a long shot. While I have already found a few like-minded progressive physicians who want to be able to bring T.R.I.M. to their own practices, my new goal is for any patient anywhere to find a T.R.I.M. doctor in their area. And for that to happen, I need to finish The T.R.I.M. Solution, a manual for working with your favorite local health care provider to safely get off medications and rehabilitate your metabolism from the inside out.
And for The T.R.I.M. solution, I need recipes. LOTS of recipes.
While I have already developed a small collection of health-promoting recipes, I need many more. Especially important will be a series of super-fast, super-healthy, not-that-expensive meals that you don’t need to be in your kitchen to make. Right now I have about 30 of these, and to help more people get on board with this program, I need about 100. So onward and upward we go to a place where we can, hopefully, work closely with the world-famous chefs and restauranteers of Napa Valley.
I have learned from working closely with people who have tried and failed to follow diets that even if the recipes are healthy, many programs fail because, in part, the recipe-writers assume you’ll have time to cook breakfast, lunch AND dinner. I know most people expect to ASSEMBLE breakfast and lunch, not cook it.
Hopefully, with the expertise of culinary artists, our next book The T.R.I.M. Solution, will enable people to create a taste sensation worthy of a high-pressure first date by, for example, simply blending 3 spices together with salt and sprinkling them over a hard boiled egg. Simplicity is key because its one thing to know what to eat, it’s another to have the time and equipment on hand to cook it.
That will take a few months (I’m hoping to get it done in 2012)
But you don’t have to wait long at all for more life-saving health tips a.k.a easy, great recipes. We’ve been fortunate to partner up the leading on-line cooking school specifically catered to the needs of home cooks, culinary students, and culinary students who want to cook better. Starting today, we will be adding instructional videos and helpful links to our older posts and recipes courtesy of the webs number one address for kitchen-empowerment: Rouxbe.com. Find out which posts have had Rouxbe.com videos added to them by following DrCate on facebook.
I’m going to kick it all off with a link back to one of my very first posts and still a favorite, on the silent killer lurking in your (store bought) salad dressing. To get a feel for Rouxbe.com, watch their video (the second one down) and please use the comment box tell us what you think!