What is Salubris?
Salubris is the feminine nominative in Latin for health, or wellness, or wholeness. There are a number of aspects to that which have become a part of my journey over the years which will be reflected in the various pages on this site, including:
The Nutrition Kitchen
(4/21/22: for an update on this service, see my blog post: the curious case of the reluctant chef.)
This is my healthy meal prep service which I have been offering for a number of years, and have seen people lose hundreds of pounds and heal from chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes. It is a system I developed to help people reset their metabolism for long term wellness, and I will be making all of the resources I have available through this site, including hundreds of recipes and an on-line video training program to help you understand how I created the Nutrition Kitchen for clients every week. You can check in with that page to see if I am currently offering the food myself, but the plan at this point is to continue to create the menus and production list each week, which I do anyway, and make those available with the training program for anyone who wants to do their own meal-prep (or can find someone who does).
My goal is to "die young at a ripe old age." To that end, I keep up with the latest information that would support that goal, especially including what I consider the three legs of the wellness stool: Nutrition, fitness, and stress management. When something comes along I feel strongly about and I think I can put in in a form that might be helpful, I will be creating posts on this blog to share that.
I definitely adhere to the notion that holistic wellness includes mind, body and spirit. My own spiritual journey has taken some interesting (at least to me) twists and turns, including receiving a master of Divinity and pursuing the pastorate vocationally for a season. I think there are ways of approaching spirituality that definitely support your wellness, but I think that there are also forms that can be detrimental to that, or even toxic. As I have traveled beyond my fundamentalist upbringing, I find it interesting to have conversations with people on that topic, especially with regards to processing how to think about the narrative I grew up with and where we go from here. My thoughts on that will be showing up on this blog.
Chef Brad's 10%
I am a believer in the 90-10 rule when it comes to nutrition: If you do the right thing for yourself 90% of the time, you can play around with the fun stuff once in awhile, because your immune system can easily handle it: it might even be the stronger for having something to deal with, who knows? Although I firmly hold to the notion that you don't have to sacrifice enjoying your food to eat healthy, knowing that you're going to rock it down with the buffalo wings and a home brew this weekend will help you go the distance. Whatever the case, here's where you may find a recipe and video blog for how I make my fried chicken and biscuits and gravy, possibly a beer recipe now and again.
Wellness, in my view, is not just individual but connected to community and society as a whole. We all travel the path of Salubris together. I have come to the conclusion that our political, economic and religious systems that we thought were going to create the world we wanted to live in are failing us. The question is what comes next? I don't pretend to have the answer, but I'm interested in being a part of the conversation as we (hopefully) move forward as a species. I would like this to be a forum, especially with resources from other people who are in on that conversation.
Weddings. If you need an officiant for your upcoming ceremony, I may be available for that. For more details navigate to the weddings page.