23 Jul Real Foodie Interview – Jess Fisk From Eatwise
Jess is someone who I feel like I know incredibly well simply because we are on the same paths and spreading the same message. We have both been through a journey of healing and used real food to help us find real health and wellness. Even though I havn’t met Jess, I love that she is out there helping people discover the joys of eating traditional diets and using real food to heal. I loved this interview with Jess and I hope you do to.
Real Foodie Interview – Jess Fisk From Eatwise
Who is Jess Fisk?
Lover of all things simple, nutritionist at dinner twist and eatwise, surfer, health coach in remote areas of Australia, lover of all things science & our bodies ability to overcome many illnesses with the right nutrition.
What was your turning point that made you search for real health?
Mid teens diagnosed with ulcerative colitis ( read my story here if you like ). Initially I chose the band aid option and swallowed copious amounts of pills daily to control symptoms. As I got older my passion for nutrition as medicine continued to grow. The more I learned the sooner I realised I didn’t need to pop all these pills and my condition could be controlled through a carefully planned diet. Long story short, it worked! I haven’t taken a pill for over 4 years, am mostly symptom free and have so much more confidence knowing how healing food really is.
Would you say you are a “live to eat,” or “eat to live” kind of person??
Eat to live! I’ll eat anything good for me even if I have to screw my face up while eating it! But I’d by lying too if I didn’t say I live to eat as I’m sure I spend all my days dreaming of what I can cook and eat next!? Mostly as a creative and therapeutic outlet though.
How do you like to move your body?
Give me fresh air and ocean and I’ll be happy. But mostly surfing. Living in Western Australia means I have Indonesia and Margaret River at my door step, lucky girl! My job as a Health Coach means I take variety of fitness classes each day (spin, yoga, boxing etc) which are always heaps of fun.
How would you describe your philosophy around food?
I came up with “Inspired by nature, proven by science” for my slogan.
Inspired by nature = nature very rarely gets it wrong/ keep it simple/eating foods we are biologically designed to eat.
Proven by science = using unbiased scientific to it’s greatest ability to further advance our understanding of nutrition in disease management and its role in health and wellbeing.
How would you describe your philosophy around exercise?
Do what you love or else you won’t stick to it so whats the point!
What does your typical days food look like?
Mostly eggs + vege + coffee + salads + meats + seafood + green smoothies. Plus with added luxuries when I’m not working away like broths + homemade yogurts + fresh coconuts + home made cheeses + I try eat liver once a week for it’s amazing nutritional benefits.
What was your last workout?
Surf at Bornaup, Margaret River. Cold winters surf!
Whats your go to meal to cook?
If I’m not cooking for others I literally grab anything I can see and throw it together with a few herbs and spices. Bit of a curry fan. Cauliflowrer rice, coconut cream…and all the rest, yum!
Name your top 3 people you admire the most?
I can’t single anyone out in my family but I’m going to say firstly in no order my granddad who is one of the most wisest, humblest critters I know! From a young age he always said to me “If man made it, don’t eat it” and as I grew older he helped me understand why most of our health problems are often related to excessive insulin secretion and inflammation in the body. The more I’ve learnt the more I thing he’s pretty much bang on!
Secondly I’ll say my mum who I am so proud of having been diagnosed with cancer a year ago. Her willpower to learn and turn her health around is so inspirational.
Third is too hard. All the smarties out there who continue to teach and inspire me. The crew behind NZAHS, Western A Price, Michael Pollen and the girls at Fair Harvest who have inspired me to incorporate permaculture principles into my life.
Whats one of the biggest health myths you would love the world to really understand?
Where to start! Rather than rambling through them all, I guess all I want is for people to realise how removed from nature we’ve become. When people understand this, then everything begins to make perfect sense and the answers to most things are staring us in the face.
What does being foreverfit mean to you?
Free from disease and suffering, playing outside, eating nourishing food mother nature provides and enjoying the simple things to life.
What is so great about this recipe you are sharing?
Its got crickets in it! I wanted to share something a little different. I’m sure this will screw a few faces up but 80% of the world actually eat insects! It’s not as crazy as it seems. Crickets are an extremely sustainable source of protein, low in carbohydrates and packed with an abundance of nutrients, including omega 3.
Jess’s cricket balls (literally…)
- 1/2 cup dry roasted crickets (you can leave out the crickets if your not brave enough yet and just enjoy the combination of flavors from the nuts and all the added goodies!)
- 2 cups raw nuts of choice: cashews, almonds, linseeds
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 10 -15 soaked dates for sweetener
- optional: 1/4 cup cacao powder
- Roll balls in: shredded coconut, chia seeds, buckinis etc.
- Soak dates in boiling water to soften. In a food processor blend together nuts, softened dates, cacao and melted coconut oil. If mixture is too dry add a little more coconut oil or a few extra soaked dates.
- Roll into balls and roll in anything you like! Shredded coconut, cacao nibs, chia seeds, buckinis are all fun options!
Where can people find you?
Website almost finished www.eatwisenutrition.com
but until then you can follow my facebook page