Empty Plate – Food, Sustainability, Mindfulness
by Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCHN®, CNW®, CGP
Kathleen Bell, RN, MSN, CNM, AHN-BC®
At no other time has it been more important to examine the way we care for ourselves and others. Our physical, mental, and spiritual health is being tested at a high level. At times, life feels beyond full and without goodness. By pausing long enough to explore aspects of our lives that we often take for granted, we can begin to see patterns steeped in tradition that support health at a cellular level.
Tammera Karr and Kathleen Bell have taken that pause to show us how the foods we eat, the thoughts we think, and the sounds and colors that surround us affect our well-being. Based on clinical experience, research, personal reflection, and a passion for advancing healthcare perspectives, this book is a guide for nourishing mind, body, and spirit by integrating today’s rapidly changing landscape with nature’s wisdom.
In our immense capacity to care for others, this book will challenge you to examine your plate, scrape it clean if needed, and begin to fill it with the understanding that the mind and body are inseparable. To nourish one means to nourish the other, allowing us to heal.
Praise for “Empty Plate”
“Empty Plate is a refreshingly original and insightful approach to true ‘Holistic’ health. An enjoyable, thought provoking blend of history, tradition, and science … A must read for those with a serious interest in integrative approaches to health.”
~Terry Wahls, MD
Researcher, Educator, and Author of the Wahls Protocol
“Empty Plate is a little gem, not only in the world of nutrition – it also reminds us of our interconnectedness with the natural world and its influence on our well-being. It creatively connects food with mindfulness and sustainability, offers key principles to support healthy living, and is peppered with thoughtful personal reflections. Kudos to the authors – well done!”
~Veda L. Andrus EdD, MSN, RN, HN-BC®
Vice President, Education and Program Development
The BirchTree Center for Healthcare Transformation
“Every nurse should be required to read Empty Plate for their benefit and that of their patients.”
~Mary Hagood, FNP-C