ABOUT SARA

The last thing I ever expected to specialize in was “cleansing”…

…but I knew I held the “secret” to making them MORE FUN and LESS PAINFUL… 

because eating should be a “good experience” at every level

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I’m Sara Bradford, RHN, culinary nutritionist

It’s my passion to get you excited about REAL FOOD, by introducing you to my indulgent, yet healthy food methods.

 

If you’re a woman tired of nutrition bullshit (and don’t mind a little sailor mouth) then I’m your bullshit-free nutrition resource. 

I started in this industry as an earnest nutritionist, here to change the EEEEVERYBODY’S life. But my knowledge and experience grew…evolved… and with it arrived the “ah ha” moment where I realized YOU’RE the one in charge. Not me. I’m merely an educator, mentor, inspirer of real food and change “tool-in-your-toolbox”.

And now I blog and create programs that incorporate real life craziness, the varying constitutions of each person, the need for food education — while having an awful lot of fun doing it.

 

I’ve created an insanely popular signature program I’m proud of — The Community Dump, a series of online seasonal cleanses. Cleanses that aren’t really cleanses. Let me explain what I mean by starting from the beginning…

What brought me to this cleansing stuff in the first place? Well…I saw HUGE ISSUES in the nutrition and cleansing industry. Issues that made me crazy. Stuff I couldn’t ignore while keeping my integrity.

• Lots of “Do’s” and “Don’t” — but nothing to inspire or assist in these big, crazy changes. (Unless you’re replacing the Can’t-Haves with incredible, gorgeous, tasty options, you client isn’t going to get far on this real food journey.)

• Women setting out with good intentions to do a “cleanse” — and ending up worse off then when they started. (There is a safe, smart way to do things, and a dangerous, dumb way. Some silly Cleanse shouldn’t leave you more depleted then where you started.)

I was struck with this need to do something about it.

Because I’ve been there. I’ve sat through eating gruel, drinking sludgy smoothies, and feeling awful all the while — and WORSE afterwards. (Not every time, but still too often.) As a foodie, mom, busy entrepreneur — I know how tough it is sometimes to find the right way to eat.

I also went through my OWN health scare. And I was doing all the things I was “supposed to”. But just got sicker. That was a real eye opener!! My “journey back” taught me a whoooooooole lot about this industry.

Real food tastes good — if you know what you’re doing. (Which is where I come in.) And doing a Cleanse can be as fantastic as it’ll make you feel afterwards. I learned from traveling and parenthood…Life is about the JOURNEY, as much as the DESTINATION. Your food journey should be NO DIFFERENT.

The Community Dumps are more like “Un-Cleanses” anyway. They are SO MUCH MORE than just a Cleanse. The “community” part is essential. And it’s about dumping a whole lot of everything excess and unhealthy from your life — therefore, not just about food.

All Season Community Dump | Nourish Real Food | Food Cleanse

 <<– Here: try a little mini version of the Community Dump Journey

What I have here for you is NOT JUST about dumping/cleansing.

I’m about combining the world of Nourishment with the world of Indulgence. Because THAT…my friend…is called real life. And there is no room for feeling guilty and shitty in real life. To be honestly, guilt is one of the most dangerous ingredients there is. I’m not saying you should stick with your diet cokes and skim milk cereal for breakfast. But there is room to make the most delicious and tasty foods nourishing, too.

Yeah, you can do both. I LOVE FOOD and you’re as likely to find me sipping a glass of wine as you are kombucha or a green smoothie.

Because guilt will not win. It’s time to find some balance. And I’m here to help you. Follow me on my journey as I teach you how to BURN your SUPERMOM CAPE for good, discover how beautiful real food really is, find your tribe of warriors right here, and get yourself on the most life-changing community group cleanse you can do for yourself. xo!

Join my FREE Dump Rockstar Tribe HERE. The Nourish Club of Awesomeness — and get my weekly Love Letters and access to a group of crazy women lifke you who are ready to take junk food by the balls. And try a FREE Dump in the meantime.

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Follow my adventures on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest

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STREET CRED + MORE ON ME…

–> I had a TV Show on creating awesome kid school lunches — and it’s called Lunchbox Kitchen (still airing re-runs)

–> I’ve been a guest on CBC Radio 1 a pile of times

–> I got to speak in front of a LOOOOOOOT of entrepreneurs in Dallas, Texas on community building — at Nathalie Lussier’s Off The Charts Live   (it was fun and terrifying)

–> Instructor at CSNN (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition) — specialities: food photography, business, traditional food methods

–> I have a lunchbox ebook, Think Inside The Lunchbox

–> My favourite things to do in the world: create in the kitchen (then take photos of it), write, play music, snuggle with my hilarious kids

–> I love eating things made in duck fat and I think food tastes better with really good wine

–> Recently labelled a Top 100 Real Food Blogger

–> I’m obsessed with making “healthy” cocktails — and drinking them with my pals (then jamming with my band, “The Dalai Mamas”)

–> My kids are way cooler than me…so I feed them things that make them look nerdy at school — like seaweed

–> I’m a smart-ass and I swear…a LOT

–> Guest blogger often, online magazine food contributor weekly, and brought onto the occasional podcast

–> I KNOW…that less is more…and yoga has changed my life…and not in a woo-woo way

Sara xo

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6 Responses to ABOUT SARA

  1. Karen Goldthorp March 22, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Sara is the ‘real deal’! My first introduction to Sara was through last Spring’s cleanse and with her guidance I have turned my health around with real whole food ~ no supplements! Sara is helping me realize a dream of mine ~ to make sense of my body and it’s relationship to food!
    Thank you Sara for sharing your passion for whole food as a way to achieving and sustaining the good health we all want for ourselves and our families! KG

  2. Amy April 17, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    This sounds awesome! Can’t wait to read more of your blog!

  3. CARLANA April 20, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Good introduction! You got me interested in reading more and coming back to your blog.

  4. Francene Stanley May 29, 2013 at 5:33 am #

    Real food is a concept some people don’t want to think about. Good for you for helping the awaking consciousness.

  5. Terrye July 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    OOOO, I can’t wait to read more about yummy real food!

  6. Bruce August 31, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    Sara, you are an inspiration. Looking forward to burning my superdad cape.