Hi, my name is Dara Akdamar. I believe in living life with intention. Intentionally choosing to do things and choosing to receive things that give our lives purpose. This takes time, self-reflection and thoughtfulness, but this does not always come easy. We are on this life journey together and we all offer extraordinary gifts to this world. I believe we benefit from listening and learning from each other, enabling us to set our goals wisely so that we live radiant lives allowing the light inside us to shine brightly.
I believe Hippocrates when he said “Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food”. My intention and my passion are in helping people realize that what we put in our bodies matters greatly and should promote health not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. AND, be an enjoyable and delicious experience! By choosing quality foods, tasting new flavors, smelling new spices and creating meals that promote health you can love cooking, love eating and love reaping the benefits that nature has to offer. I believe that if you give your body half the chance by providing it with the ingredients it needs, it will do its part and begin to heal itself. With this lifestyle of eating, your body will naturally decrease inflammation (the root cause of all disease) while at the same time begin boosting its immunity against disease. You will discover that delicious quality foods are what your body actually craves and desires and it will graciously thank you by giving you greater mental and physical health.
Read about my health journey here.
Certified Functional Nutrition Health Coach IIN (Institute of Integrative Nutrition)
Certified International Health Coach IIN
Graduated with honors at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition
Bachelor Degree in Education and Teaching.
My Food Philosophy
Eat nutritionally-dense foods and know what foods promote health to your own body.
Preparation is key (always have a healthy snack or meal ready).
Give yourself grace with imperfect food choices. Let it be the exception and without guilt (Begin thinking of this as a lifestyle and jump back to living it).
Dara Akdamar Certified Nutritional Health Coach