Plant Prescription Podcast

Spice up your life with "Food as Medicine" Practitioner Kanchan Koya, PhD

October 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 21
Plant Prescription Podcast
Spice up your life with "Food as Medicine" Practitioner Kanchan Koya, PhD
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Plant Prescription Podcast
Spice up your life with "Food as Medicine" Practitioner Kanchan Koya, PhD
Oct 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 21

Our guest today is Kanchan Koya and we’re taking a deep dive with her into the power of spices. Kanchan combines her PhD in Molecular Biology from Harvard University and training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to bring the power of spices to kids and families. She is the author of Spice Spice Baby, a cookbook designed to educate families on the science-backed health benefits of spices and show how easily they can be incorporated into nutritious and delicious meals. Kanchan is also a “Food as Medicine” Practitioner and coaches clients to improve their health using food and lifestyle changes. 

In this episode we cover: 

  • How she became passionate so about spices 
  • Why spices are so powerful 
  • The mechanisms behind spices and disease prevention 
  • How turmeric fights inflammation 
  • Why spice blends may be more powerful than single spices 
  • The top spices Kanchan thinks should be in your life 
  • Ways to incorporate spices into meals 
  • Fresh vs dried and cooked vs raw 
  • Which spices should be consumed together 
  • Why she wrote Spice, Spice Baby  

You can connect with Kanchan on Instagram: @chiefspicemama and Twitter: @KKoya  

Her website is here: https://www.spicespicebaby.com 

Episode Resources: 

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IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled

Facebook: @theplantprescription

Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

*Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*

Show Notes

Our guest today is Kanchan Koya and we’re taking a deep dive with her into the power of spices. Kanchan combines her PhD in Molecular Biology from Harvard University and training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to bring the power of spices to kids and families. She is the author of Spice Spice Baby, a cookbook designed to educate families on the science-backed health benefits of spices and show how easily they can be incorporated into nutritious and delicious meals. Kanchan is also a “Food as Medicine” Practitioner and coaches clients to improve their health using food and lifestyle changes. 

In this episode we cover: 

  • How she became passionate so about spices 
  • Why spices are so powerful 
  • The mechanisms behind spices and disease prevention 
  • How turmeric fights inflammation 
  • Why spice blends may be more powerful than single spices 
  • The top spices Kanchan thinks should be in your life 
  • Ways to incorporate spices into meals 
  • Fresh vs dried and cooked vs raw 
  • Which spices should be consumed together 
  • Why she wrote Spice, Spice Baby  

You can connect with Kanchan on Instagram: @chiefspicemama and Twitter: @KKoya  

Her website is here: https://www.spicespicebaby.com 

Episode Resources: 

Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening through Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled

Facebook: @theplantprescription

Music credit: Scott Holmes. 

*Please appreciate that this information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, always seek the opinion of a physician or qualified healthcare provider!*