About Let My People Eat
If you’ve ever rolled your eyes at the “gluten-free” craze but secretly avoid gluten, you’re one of us.
Healthy eating has become hard work as we aim to take nutrition seriously while sidestepping scientific-sounding blabber. Can’t we all just sit back, relax and enjoy our health?
On Let My People Eat, co-hosts Jill Sharfman, a holistic nutritionist, and Dr. Andrea Moskowitz, MD, an accomplished psychiatrist, demystify confusing talk about food, arming you with the knowledge and confidence to eat, feel and be healthy every day.
Listen in for wholesomely nourishing knowledge, as we discuss, dissect and dial down the hyperbole of the latest in holistic living.
Why focus on Kosher?
The kosher lifestyle makes for a special kind of food frustration, as eating is a symbol of celebration and connection and a time-honored feature at every Sabbath, holiday, and community event. Additionally, the sheer explosion of available packaged and prepared options is a completely new phenomenon in kosher homes. We’re here to say: you can have your babka and eat it too!
Please remember that while we are certified professionals, this is not a medical advice podcast. No content, posts or comments should be interpreted as professional guidance. Always speak to your own doctor about making the right life changes for you.
Jill + Andrea
As a health-conscious mom in diet-obsessed LA, Jill discovered how difficult it can be to raise a family with healthy food and lifestyle habits. Her background as a senior executive at Grey Advertising helped keep her sane, as she deftly decoded the marketing language and health claims splashed across food labels.
Soon Jill found herself answering lots of questions from family and friends about the seemingly straightforward activity of eating. Driven by her passion for nutrition and cooking, she shifted professional gears to become a board-certified holistic nutritionist.
Through her own self-discovery and ongoing training, she’s been able to identify the inherent challenges on the path to optimal wellness. She now loves wading into the minefields of misinformation to help others make lasting improvements to their own holistic health. Her indulgences include Bravo TV and chocolate chip cookies.
Dr. Andrea Moskowitz
Healthy living begins with healthy thinking, and Dr. Andrea Moskowitz, a medical professional with a degree in neuroscience, knows a thing or two about the human mind. As a psychiatrist, she often integrates nutrition and exercise interventions in her work with clients and their families.
Dr. Moskowitz has served on the psychiatry faculty at UCLA, treated patients in private practice and worked at a residential treatment facility and with Los Angeles Unified School District. For the past 10 years, she has been the child and adolescent psychiatrist for Edelman Westside Mental Health Center, which is operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
In the past two years, Dr. Moskowitz has healthfully shed 65 pounds herself and gained strength and energy by following her own advice. She enjoys chocolate cashew ice cream and re-reading Harry Potter.
Eating for Health System
Our nutrition approach is based on Dr. Ed Bauman’s Eating for Health® system, which teaches the intrinsic pleasures of choosing nutritious foods and eating them mindfully and with gratitude. This mindset makes food the absolute “best medicine” not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.
Eating for Health® is about developing strategic food plans that can holistically nourish everyone, rather than fad diets that work for some people in some cases.
It focuses on fresh, whole foods that align with people’s needs, preferences and cultural backgrounds.
It also appreciates changes in seasons, situations, aging and health.
These principles combine to make Eating for Health® a rock-solid foundation for the unique challenges of a kosher lifestyle.