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I am the author of Tikkun Olam In The Kitchen™, offering a unique approach to creating a health and wellness lifestyle that supports a sustainable, spiritual and healthy self. I borrow the primary theme of this project from a personal interpretation of what Tikkun Olam means and the potential this concept holds. One that enable us to transform our lives by creating positive changes within self, and ultimately the world around us. Individually and collectively, we hold the ability to heal ourselves and the world. This project has been an ongoing vision of mine for many years, and I've been witness to the power of my own transformation in all areas of life that provide me with meaning and purpose.




My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine and Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center. Instructors also included Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University, Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and numerous other leading researchers and nutrition authorities such as Neal Bernard MD. and Mark Hyman MD.

My spiritual guides are an eclectic group of clergy of all faiths and I would include secular, spiritual humanists, agnostics and atheists. There was a time in my life where I was hungry to seek out spiritual guides who were able to engage in a dialogue about life, love, gratitude and the pure potential for each one of us to "pay it forward". The result of this quest has been this idea of borrowing the concept of Tikkun Olam towards a simplified and easily understood process of steps on the road to healing the world with the deeper knowledge that it begins with self!


With "Tikkun Olam in the Kitchen" I adhere to the belief that food is medicine, food is sustenance and food is justice. Access to food is a basic human right and so I begin with taking an honest look at what we, as individuals, can do to wholly commit to these concepts in our own world. I think it is important to review our own perceptions and lifestyle habits when I introduce the concept of bio-individual needs as well as "primary foods". These concepts have nothing, and yet everything, to do with responsibility and holding self accountable. There is no sustainable healing of what is outside of us, unless we are willing to make changes within. You'll learn more about this as you journey through the process of healing the world, one "recipe" at a time. That recipe begins with you.

My personal journey has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health and well-being. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I help others make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

Tikkun Olam is an inside / out job! I know you'll enjoy the journey!


L'Chaim! To Life, Love and Joy!

Sylvie Waxman

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