I help busy people streamline their home cooking to learn how to cook and eat healthier to improve their overall health. My own journey has included interest in both medical science and nutrition + cooking, leading me to the healthcare profession, cooking instructor profession, and ultimately the combination of both: I’m a kitchen coach, teaching my students that food IS medicine and an important part of our healthcare. The right food can move you from disease to wellness, right in your own kitchen! I bring the knowledge of healing spices, nutrient-dense foods, and culinary skills together to help you improve your health.
As a culinary instructor, meal-planning consultant, and trained physician assistant with medical knowledge and expertise, I can help you incorporate healthy, seasonal, global-inspired recipes into your home cooking. I’ve been training for years in healthy cooking, nutrition, the anti-inflammatory diet model, and how food is medicine. Contact me to see how I can help you eat healthier and follow your doctor’s nutritional prescription or see our schedule for public culinary medicine classes.
I took your Food as Medicine class a couple of weeks ago with my daughter. (Best Mothers Day gift!) I have prepared 3 of the recipes and my husband loved them all. That’s a quite an accomplishment for a born & bred west Texas meat, potatoes & something fried boy… Thank you for a wonderful class.
I wanted to thank you for giving us a fabulous class. I learned a lot and got so motivated that I tried the carrot-ginger soup, the plant-forward taco night and they were delicious. The fenugreek fish curry was so good that I went to the Shoal creek nursery and bought the seeds of the plant and hopefully the plant will grow in my garden very soon. Once again, thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Cecilia La Cour
Dr. Shelly Sethi
Dr. Sethi is a board certified family physician with additional fellowship training and certification in Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine. She completed her degree in osteopathic medicine and then went on to study integrative medicine at University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil. She also is completing in-depth training in botanical and herbal medicine with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog. She has a keen interest in culinary medicine and continues to teach cooking classes with a culinary instructor throughout Austin. She enjoys the practice of yoga and has studied various methods of meditation for over twenty years.
She believes that health is a journey and manifests through a balance of nutrition, environment, community, spirituality and physical movement. She addresses the root cause of illness rather than simply treating the symptoms. By focusing on diet and lifestyle factors, she helps empower her patients to make sustainable changes that allows them to thrive.
You can find more information at her website.