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I’m a certified clinical nutritionist, a food writer, and a passionate vegan. This blog is a chronicle of my adventures in the kitchen, a community-driven celebration of nourishing food, and a space in which I sometimes share thoughts on disordered eating, animal rights, and nutrition science.

I was a book editor when I started this blog in 2009. Before too long, I had obtained a certification in clinical nutrition (C.C.N.) from NHI college and was contemplating a full-time shift into health care. Between 2010 and 2014, I completed a pre-med, post-bacc degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with the intention of going to medical school. That didn’t come to pass, but the experience led me back to my true passion: nutrition. Now, I’m working toward my nutrition master’s at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, so that I can ultimately become a Registered Dietary Nutritionist. In addition to my part-time student life, I run my nutrition practice, which is designed to help men and women around the world find wholesome, healthful, and satisfying relationships with food.

I’ve written about plant-based lifestyle for VegNews, O Magazine, Whole Living Daily, and Food52, among other online and print publications. I also curate and publish a series called Green Recovery, which features the narratives of men and women who have found peace and healing from eating disorders with the help of plant-based diets. In 2014, I published my first cookbook, entitled Choosing Raw. It is a tribute to the raw food recipes that have enriched my life, as well as a no-nonsense nutrition primer for those who are curious about vegan and raw food diets.

The title of this blog is “Choosing Raw” because I adore raw food, and I think everyone has something to gain from adding more raw, plant based foods to his or her diet. But as you’ll see from flipping through my recipes, I’m not a strict raw foodist. I had a wonderful raw honeymoon phase four years ago that changed the way I think about food and informed my style of eating forever, but I think that a healthy vegan diet includes raw and cooked foods. No matter what, my diet is 100% vegan.

I grew up in a Greek family where lamb and cheese were the order of the day, but I can’t remember a time when the mainstream diet— especially meat— felt right to me. I believe that many girls who become susceptible to eating disorders feel disconnected from the prescribed way of eating in their lives; this was definitely true in my case. At the age of twelve, I realized that eating healthier foods would help me lose weight. That summer, I lost almost twenty pounds from my already petite frame. The intervention of my mom and my pediatrician stopped the weight loss in its tracks, but for the next thirteen years, I would struggle with restrictive eating and body dysmorphia. I relapsed into anorexia twice: once as a junior in college, once early in my career. I recovered with time, patience, and outpatient therapy, but I was left with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and a very sensitive digestive system.

After my recovery and two subsequent relapses, I started to take a plant-based diet more seriously. I, like many other women, found that eating plant-based food contributed immensely to my healing process. For the first time, I ate, cooked, and studied nutrition with a sense of enthusiasm and confidence. Exploring a cruelty free, eco-friendly, and body-friendly way of life made me proud of my food choices for the first time in my adult life, and gave me the capacity to take pleasure in mealtime again.

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Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat

Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat

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Vegan Nutritionist, Blogger, Author of "Choosing Raw"

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Gena Hamshaw Biography

I’m a certified clinical nutritionist, a food writer, and a passionate vegan. This blog is a chronicle of my adventures in the kitchen, a community-driven celebration of nourishing food, and a space in which I sometimes share thoughts on disordered eating, animal rights, and nutrition science.

I was a book editor when I started this blog in 2009. Before too long, I had obtained a certification in clinical nutrition (C.C.N.) from NHI college and was contemplating a full-time shift into health care. Between 2010 and 2014, I completed a pre-med, post-bacc degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with the intention of going to medical school. That didn’t come to pass, but the experience led me back to my true passion: nutrition. Now, I’m working toward my nutrition master’s at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, so that I can ultimately become a Registered Dietary Nutritionist. In addition to my part-time student life, I run my nutrition practice, which is designed to help men and women around the world find wholesome, healthful, and satisfying relationships with food.

I’ve written about plant-based lifestyle for VegNews, O Magazine, Whole Living Daily, and Food52, among other online and print publications. I also curate and publish a series called Green Recovery, which features the narratives of men and women who have found peace and healing from eating disorders with the help of plant-based diets. In 2014, I published my first cookbook, entitled Choosing Raw. It is a tribute to the raw food recipes that have enriched my life, as well as a no-nonsense nutrition primer for those who are curious about vegan and raw food diets.

The title of this blog is “Choosing Raw” because I adore raw food, and I think everyone has something to gain from adding more raw, plant based foods to his or her diet. But as you’ll see from flipping through my recipes, I’m not a strict raw foodist. I had a wonderful raw honeymoon phase four years ago that changed the way I think about food and informed my style of eating forever, but I think that a healthy vegan diet includes raw and cooked foods. No matter what, my diet is 100% vegan.

I grew up in a Greek family where lamb and cheese were the order of the day, but I can’t remember a time when the mainstream diet— especially meat— felt right to me. I believe that many girls who become susceptible to eating disorders feel disconnected from the prescribed way of eating in their lives; this was definitely true in my case. At the age of twelve, I realized that eating healthier foods would help me lose weight. That summer, I lost almost twenty pounds from my already petite frame. The intervention of my mom and my pediatrician stopped the weight loss in its tracks, but for the next thirteen years, I would struggle with restrictive eating and body dysmorphia. I relapsed into anorexia twice: once as a junior in college, once early in my career. I recovered with time, patience, and outpatient therapy, but I was left with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and a very sensitive digestive system.

After my recovery and two subsequent relapses, I started to take a plant-based diet more seriously. I, like many other women, found that eating plant-based food contributed immensely to my healing process. For the first time, I ate, cooked, and studied nutrition with a sense of enthusiasm and confidence. Exploring a cruelty free, eco-friendly, and body-friendly way of life made me proud of my food choices for the first time in my adult life, and gave me the capacity to take pleasure in mealtime again.

Gena Hamshaw Videos

  • Gena and Kathy's Vegan Summer Recipes - YouTube
  • How Choosing To Eat Raw Vegan Impacts You - YouTube
  • Gena Hamshaw Talks About Choosing Raw - YouTube

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  • How to book Gena Hamshaw?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gena Hamshaw for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Gena Hamshaw, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gena Hamshaw or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Gena Hamshaw?

    Booking fees for Gena Hamshaw, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gena Hamshaw, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Gena Hamshaw?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gena Hamshaw for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gena Hamshaw for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gena Hamshaw or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gena Hamshaw or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Gena Hamshaw is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gena Hamshaw for your event is available upon request. Gena Hamshaw generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alice Waters, Tal Ronnen, Amanda Chantal Bacon, Jocelyn Delk Adams and Tim Hayward. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gena Hamshaw for an upcoming event.

Gena Hamshaw Speaker Videos

  • Gena and Kathy's Vegan Summer Recipes - YouTube
    How Choosing To Eat Raw Vegan Impacts You - YouTube
  • Gena Hamshaw Talks About Choosing Raw - YouTube

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