Food is the Root of Health ~Lisa Mase


Lisa Mase’ is a culinary medicine educator, food justice activist, and folk herbalist born and raised in Italy. She’s been living in Vermont for the past 20 years. She offers individual nutrition consultations and teaches classes. Her work is grounded in her studies of Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Macrobiotics, and the Mediterranean Diet.

Here is a little bit about Lisa Mase’

I grew up in Italy, cradled by the Adriatic Sea and the Dolomites that define the border between Italy and Austria. I believe that healing comes from eating local foods, as close to the source as possible, that are attuned to the foods of our ancestors.

I am grateful to all my teachers, including the original ones: my dad and my grandmother. I create food-based healing programs for you to find a balanced weight, feel energized and nourished, work with food as a form of stress reduction, and practice cooking seasonal meals that are attuned to your body type and health goals.

You will also learn how to use food to heal common dis-eases, from the cold and flu to indigestion and constipation. I work to make myself obsolete so that you hold the nutrition knowledge necessary to heal yourself and be well.

I am passionate about food sovereignty, which is “the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems”. As a white woman with a great deal of privilege, I strive to do work that centers people of color and holds space for the leadership of those most affected by lack of access to food.

Food sovereignty holds space for all people to gain control of their nourishment. When we stop letting corporations make our food choices for us, we work towards the collective liberation of all people so that all people may have equal access to food.

We will be featuring many of Lisa Mase’ articles, food recipes and more.

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