In this episode of What The Fat, I sit down with Christina Curp, better known as Castaway Kitchen. At 29 years old and 2 years postpartum, Cristina hit rock bottom with her health. On top of an inflammatory skin condition she had lived with for years, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, she began to experience many mystery symptoms and inflammation, Cristina took to the kitchen to find wellness.
Using her culinary prowess and love of research, she began to discover the connection between her symptoms and the food she ate. This ongoing experiment birthed her blog, which is a collection of inventive, allergen-friendly, low carb, whole-food recipes that have helped her reverse autoimmune disease, lose weight, and take control of her own health and well-being.
The recipes were a hit on the internet and social media and The Castaway Kitchen was born! This opened doors to writing books and prompted her enrollment in the NTA program. It's been a lot of hard work, but for Christina, helping people has been worth it.
Links and Resources
1:30 How Christina’s Passion For Real Food First Started
4:02 Using Food As Medicine
5:32 Taking The Homeopathic Approach and Its Effects On Christina’s Son
7:16 How to Get Picky Kids to Eat Healthily
9:55 Why Food Quality Matters And How To Choose The Right Cooking Oil
15:15 Dealing With Dairy Tolerance
17:00 The Food Industry is A Profit Industry
18:30 Cost As A Prohibiting Factor
20:09 Following an Ancestral Template
23:29 Metabolic Flexibility & Taking A Cyclical Ketogenic Diet Approach
26:27 Exercise & Starting Weight Lifting
28:19 Christina’s New Book- Make Homemade Simple
30:28 One Of Christina’s Favorite Recipes From Her New Book- Crispy Chicken Chips
32:00 How To Get Started With a Simple Ketogenic Diet Approach
34:53 What To Expect From Her Latest New Book
38:41 Where To Find Christina’s New Book
40:30 Where To Find Christina On Social Media
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