Renaissance Man Colin Medhurst Tells Us About Nutrient-Rich Living!

All-around wellness or nothing.

The wellness game has definitely changed and it’s gotten quite overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be intimidating. That’s what Colin Medhurst is trying to teach us.

There has been an overflow of information with regard to wellness. There are a lot of do’s and dont’s that everyone is trying to tell us. But luckily, we have workshops that simplify these trivial things.

Read more about Colin and his mission below.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a holistic health coach, yoga teacher, cancer guide and a student of western herbalism.

I am also a full time firefighter and photographer by day. My photos have been published in publications such as Veg Directory, The Province, Health Action News Magazine and SPUD. Most recently, I’m proud of my first book Feed Life: Nourishing, Easy and Delicious Recipes for You Whole Family.

Yes, I’m not your stereotypical firefighter—I’m powered by plants not steaks! You may have seen me on the TV show “Cooking With Fire” showing the world how easy and delicious it can be to be a herbivore.

I’m also a graduate of New York State University’s Institute of Integrative Nutrition and an experienced yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher. His classes are full of modern science and ancient wisdom. I’m passionate about sharing his experiences eating plant-based and having the abundant energy and strength to climb mountains!

My latest project is the business operations for Blue Heron Creamery, Vancouver’s first dairy free cheese company.

And through all this work, I balance itwith playing tabla (an indian folk drum) and bass guitar as well as much time in nature as possible.

What is the mission behind Feed Life?

Our purpose is to make plant-based, holistic, healthy-living easy and accessible. We do this through delicious, simple to create recipes, inspiring nutrition classes and mindfulness practices. We integrate cutting-edge research with effective tools to promote sustainable, vibrant living.

Our company was founded on our personal passion for cancer prevention and healing from cancer.

Although that is still very much our focus, we have broadened our scope to help anyone who is looking to make positive changes in their life to increase longevity and prevent disease. Since our first course in 2011, we’ve been teaching and coaching thousands of people towards better health through our culinary education, community and one-on-one consultations.

Tell us about the Nutrient Dense Eating 101 class.

If you are like most people wanting to eat healthier you probably feel overwhelmed with all the information out there. Just going to the grocery store can be stressful trying to decide what indeed is healthy and what is just marketing. What does it mean to eat a nutrient dense diet? How can you ensure that you are getting the proper amount of nutrients? There is so much confusion around eating a well-balanced plant-based diet so we created this class to answer your questions and create some clarity for you.

Topics we offer:

  • Which nutrients are the most important for overall health and cancer prevention?
  • Demystifying supplements and Whole foods vs. supplements
  • Local seasonal superfoods
  • 4 demo’d recipes plus 4 more to take home and try

What is your favourite go-to recipe?

These simple six ingredient veggie burgers you can prepare in 10 minutes!

What are you inspired by?

I’m inspired by those who are open minded, strong willed and push the limits of their gifts.  

Nutrient Dense Eating 101 is on Monday, August 22 at 6:30PM. Admission is $75 per person.

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