Lise Battaglia began her career as a chef in the late 1980′s in NYC, while studying nutrition, anthropology and art history at Columbia University. Continuing her advanced training as a chef and culinary nutritionist from The Natural Gourmet Cookery School, on the farms, dairies kitchens, restaurants, catering firms and Grandmother’s kitchens in Italy, France and Great Brittan.
After 20 years as a personal chef, culinary nutritionist and special diets coach & educator , in 2001 Lise began her studies in homeopathy. Lise draws upon the therapeutic wisdom of traditional cuisines, anthropology and modern science to identify proper and healing choices for her clients. Homeopathy, Flower Essences and Traditional Hygiene and Cleansing practices combined with nourishment are a gentle, sustainable method of self healing.
Lise marries cooking with the science of nutrition. She facilitates food lifestyle change through personalized nutrition therapy and culinary guidance.
She educates people about nutrition through hands-on experiences with food— learning how to shop for and prepare food is paramount to understanding how to eat healthfully.
Central to Lise’s work is learning the language of our cravings, sensitivities and symptoms and teaching the ways that nourishment , homeopathic remedy and self cleansing support our self-healing abilities. Her goal is to teach people how to use these tools so we are better able to heal ourselves, whether we are living with illness or looking to prevent it. Her background qualifies her to educate her clients with concerns such as:
• autoimmune diseases (including Celiac Sprue)
• candidiasis (candida)
• childhood illnesses
• emotional concerns
• gastroesophogeal reflux disorder (GERD/heartburn)
• heart disease
• hypo/hyper thyroidism
• inflammatory illnesses
• irritable bowel diseases (colitis, crohn’s)
• irritable bowel syndrome
• kidney disease
• life purpose & proper vocation
• spiritual development
• stresses of all sorts
• vaccination injuries
• and many others.
One size does not fit all so all education programs are tailored to meet the needs of each client.
One on One
One-on-one with Lise is typically a three-phase program the goal being to prevent illness, manage health and restore wellness using personalized nutrition therapy, and culinary guidance.
Lise works with doctors and dietitians at several private practices and wellness centers throughout Central Florida, Southern NJ , Northern NJ, New York City, and in Europe. She is happy to work directly with your practitioner to provide you with the most comprehensive wellness program. Tailored to meet your specific needs, one on one is suitable for adults, children and families.
Phase One: Initial Evaluation & Food Counseling
The consultation takes place in the comfort of your own home. In this two-hour session, Lise will address:
• goals and objectives
• health history
• food behavior
• culinary knowledge/capabilities
• kitchen set-up/equipment
• current food product choices
You will collaborate with Lise to create a program that meets your specific needs. Shortly after meeting, Lise will furnish you with a comprehensive e-mail follow-up that will outline your Culinary Rx (plan of action).
Phase Two: Shopping Education
Over 15,000 new food products are introduced per year. In addition, the media offers an abundance of conflicting information about what is healthy and what is not. Thus, it is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate your way through the maze of food and food products in the grocery store. Lise will lead a private 90-minute tour of a local natural foods market to address your personal questions and concerns and discuss tips for being a more conscious consumer.
Phase Three: Hands-On Cooking Instruction
Based on the initial evaluation, Lise will create a Program Menu with recipes tailored specifically to meet your dietary needs. You will learn to cook, through hands-on instruction, in your home.
Lise creates menus and other food lifestyle tools to make this transition as seamless as possible. Lise currently has a team of chefs who will prepare your meals on a weekly or monthly basis if this is suitable to your needs.
Workshops in Culinary Nourishment,
Traditional Self Cleansing,