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Your food should make you feel Ahmazing
be simple to prepare, and taste divine.
The Healing cuisine offers online courses, conscious cooking classes, and consultations with a spotlight on anti-inflammatory, plant-based whole food so you can learn to create healthy and delicious meals in an uncomplicated way.
It can feel overwhelming to begin something new.
Especially when it comes to what we eat.
Learn to create
mouth-watering meals that are….
My intention is to consciously meet you where you are and help you simplify.
How do you know what foods to choose and what to avoid?
Where can we integrate more plants into your current lifestyle?
How do you prepare healthy foods that taste good to everyone?
Are you ready to transform your relationship with food?
Introducing Chef Jo
Hi, I’m Joanne Gerrard Young, but you can call me Chef Jo. Thanks for dropping in.
We all have our personal journey with food.
I believe each of us can connect to our higher selves when we feed ourselves healing living foods.
We are all children of Mother Earth. We all cope with the same issues and undergo similar struggles.
You are not alone. You are worthy.
My food journey isn’t perfect. By accepting my imperfections, I’ve found so much more joy in my life. As a plant-based chef and health educator, my passion is to make eating healthy delicious food uncomplicated. I’ve seen this inspire change in my students and my clients live’s creating clarity, balance, happiness, and trust in their own choices.
Are you ready to feed your light body and elevate your consciousness?
Learn more about me.
Sharing the love.
I love our Healing Cuisine tribe. I am deeply grateful for the wonderful people who have been called to me on my journey and for sharing the incredible privilege of positively impacting each other’s lives has been an enormous gift. You know who you are.
Here are a few examples of some of our great experiences together at The Healing Cuisine over the years.
“LOVE Joanne!! She has such an amazing energy and is a wealth of knowledge. She kept it light and fun with so much delicious food!”Julia Murray Olympic Athlete, Ski Racer
“Thank you for a great experience. The juice cleanse was fab and I felt super skinny in my bikini. Your daily schedule kept me very disciplined. The best thing, though, was the raw food after the cleanse. The delicious raw dishes were so easy to prepare, and even better than the cooked food we'd been eating!”Angel Chang Fashion Designer, NYC
“I have never eaten food like this before. It was simply the best food I have ever had in my life. It is incredibly healthy and makes you feel so good inside! Her cooking has inspired me to jump on board and incorporate more raw foods into my daily meal planning. I went to her 7 day retreat in Costa Rica to recover from six rounds of chemotherapy for Stage IV Ovarian Cancer and I can tell you that I have never felt so good and healthy from food in my life. Thank you so much Joanne for giving me the tools to make my life better, more healthy and more vibrant. I can't wait to come back again and eat with you again! Food IS MEDICINE, and I am still Cancer FREE! Pura Vida!!”Cathy Amenta Massage Therapist, Colorado
“I did a few detox/cleansing weeks before in my life but this is the first time I didn't feel weak or tired after. You get so much variety of in fruit and vegetables so everything is well balanced out. And my god, it's so delicious... I still try to make some of the recipes but I just can't make it the way Joanne does. The way you feel after the cleanse I can't describe. So much energy and my head was clear. Many new ideas came and it helped me to get some stuff organized in my mind.”Corrie Emmelot Amsterdam, Netherlands
“The intro with raw foods and exit with raw foods and having them being brought to me made it so much easier. 100% without a doubt this program changed and improved my eating habits, health and energy levels. The meditations that followed the cleanse were incredible I have never been so focused, so present. My habits have greatly improved with the background message of increasing my raw food intake.”Wendy Bishop Micro Biologist, Herbalist, Costa Rica.
"I had a very wonderful experience participating in a five day cleanse with Joanne. It felt like being pampered and nurtured, plus everything was delicious! Joanne was very knowledgeable and informative about the entire process. I learned things about natural ingredients, nutrition and my health that I will cherish for life! During and after the cleanse I felt so vivacious, an enormous sense of well being and had such wonderful mental clarity & energy. And people noticed! I received so many nice compliments, that I seemed very grounded & present & that I was glowing to name a few! An amazing detox experience that I will definitely do again!"Danielle Davis Health Food Store Owner, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
“Jo’s 5 day detox we like heaven to my body. Never felt so revitalized and full of energy after the program. She is an incredible chef and one of the reasons I fell in love with Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Her passion for food and her extraordinary care to create the most nutritious meals left me craving for more and never was I disappointed."Alina Ilie Model, NYC/LA
“I am writing to tell anyone who will listen about my experience with Joanne Gerrard and the Healing Cuisine. I have been interested in and persistently, pursuing news about the newest discoveries in wellness for over 15 years, I have also been experimenting with my diet for as long to see what works for me. I can honestly say that The Healing Cuisine's juice fast cleanse far surpasses any other I have ever done! I have never had such incredible releases in on any other cleanse. And finally, I think Joanne is one of the most caring, nurturing people I have ever come across and this coupled with her extensive knowledge of food as medicine makes what she offers unbeatable.”Alice Kabukuru Supermodel, NYC
"Thank you for a wonderful week of juices and learning. We are all well and continue to talk about the cleanse week as life changing. My PET CT last month showed that I am completely Cancer free!! Yahoo!!"Louise Davies Artist, Canada
"Every time I go to Costa Rica I do a cleanse with Joanne! I feel amazing and light and everyone notices a glow in my skin. Joanne paces it so well that you never feel hungry. When you come off it, your whole attitude to food changes. You want healthy and live food in your system. Thanks Joanne!"Nadia Narain Yogi, UK
“Although I have eaten raw food and have completed cleanse programs before, I was a little apprehensive to undertake a juice fast. I had heard great things about The Healing Cuisine and their programs and after receiving our first raw breakfast I was convinced that cleansing with Joanne’s raw food could be a delight in itself. I quickly realized how it helped me to define and refine my body while meeting all of my nutritional needs. The mental clarity, balance and definition I achieved is incomparable. I would highly recommend The Healing Cuisine cleanse programs.”Julia Stegner Victoria's Secret Model, NYC, New York
“I am so inspired and excited about raw food thanks to Joanne Gerrard Young. I now know raw food is not just for the hippies and extremist and is a delicious, energizing way to enjoy the true essence of food. Try it, it is amazing! PS: I still love bacon :-)"Victoria Ross Surfer/Snowboarder/Marketing Guru, Australia
”Being on a retreat with Joanne is a treat for your whole being. She has a unique gift in her seemingly intuitive comprehension of how to combine ingredients to make food tasty, nutritious and beautiful. Not one single time during my three-day juice cleanse did I feel hunger and transitioning back to eating was smooth thanks to Joanne’s care. I wish everyone in this world could experience what I did. The warm, loving and supportive environment made me step out of my shell to become the woman that I am. It was a true life changing experience. In so many aspects!”Emma Inganäs Business Owner, Author
“Joanne speaks to the needs of the world population. I have spent over half a century, advocating, teaching and innovating healthy lifestyles. To find an individual like Joanne who has in simple common language communicates as a motivational leader…the ways of joy, energy, beauty, harmony, truth, sustainability, happiness, health and holiness.“Viktoras Kulvinskas Author, Mentor, Co-Founder of The Hippocrates Health Institute
“Joanne was my savior while I was in Costa Rica! I was on a very strict cleanse and she met all my food requirements while creating the yummiest tasting dishes. I felt so healthy and alive eating her meals. Joanne is also so informative when it comes to health. She is definitely on a path to healing through food and her perfect preparation of her dishes. I highly recommend her to anyone!!”Brittany Daniel Actress, Hollywood CA
Joanne makes plant-based foods rich and flavorful — especially her raw desserts! Most Importantly is that her food is always made with love and consciousness. We've really enjoyed having her in our home over the years!Tom Brady 6X SUPERBOWL CHAMPION
Eating Joanne's healing food reminds me of our connection to our beautiful planet. Every meal a reflection of love and vitality, is better than the one before. Joanne's food is an extension of her... pure, passionate, and connected.Gisele Bündchen Supermodel + Philanthropist
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