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Tammy Westney - Food is Foundational

September 26, 2018

Aired Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Tammy Westney – Food is Foundational

In the sixties, I remember the popular expression, “You are what you eat.” It turns out the origin of this observation dates back to 1826 France and Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. In his seven volume work, The Physiology of Taste, he wrote, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” His attribution of diet to mental, emotional, and physical health was as an astute observation then as it is today. How does what we eat and how we eat affect us and can a study of our dietary habits provide ways to restore health, happiness and well-being?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Tammy Westney, says you can achieve better living with the right nutrition. Tammy Westney has a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health. She is the owner of Coffee Owl Nutrition, located in Bucks County Pennsylvania. Coffee Owl provides a blend of science and culinary art with an emphasis on both life cycle nutrition and enhancement of the microbiome. She works as a culinary nutritionist teaching healthy cooking classes on numerous topics. She sees individual clients for a range of health issues from digestive problems and autoimmune disorders to weight loss. She’s also worked as a clinical nutritionist for Meals on Wheels and at the Holistic Healing Center, providing assessments, interventions, and hope to the people she has served. She’s the author of four books including Food is Foundational, A Workbook to Identify Your Nutritional Needs and Food is Foundational, A Nutritionist’s Guide to Seasonal Eating. Her website is and she joins me this week to talk all things nutrition.