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LisaMarie Battacharya RHN

Lisa Marie Bhattacharya R.H.N. is a Holistic Nutritionist who is passionate about whole, natural foods; as nature intended. She is constantly being reminded of the power within properly prepared, life-giving whole foods (she has healed herself from severe health issues with holistic nutrition principles), which are integral in her unique approach of supporting her clients as a ‘whole person’ – body, mind and spirit:

Lisa is also the owner of a Wellness Bed & Breakfast on beautiful Bowen Island, Canada



Articles by LisaMarie Battacharya RHN

The Body's Great Need for Water

Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body. Your muscles that move your body are 75% water; your blood that transport nutrients is 82% water; your lungs that provide your oxygen are 90% water; your brain that is the control center of your body is 76% water; even your bones are 25% water.

Recipe - Lisa Marie s Potato Sorrel Soup


● 2 medium sized onions
● 2 cloves garlic
● 3 tbsp organic butter
● 5 large yukon gold or red potatoes, scrubbed (don’t peel!)
● 2 cups organic or free-range, non-medicated chicken stock
● 2-3 cups loosely packed fresh sorrel leaves

Lisa Marie s Potato Sorrel Soup

This is a healthy and delicious soup I just created as I wanted to use up the last of my delicious sorrel in my garden before the frost came. It was inspired by a cold potato sorrel soup recipe in Sandor Ellix Katz’s recent book, The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved - a highly recommended read for those concerned about food security!

Recipe - Lisa Marie Lemony Buttermilk Scones

These are a favourite staple of mine that I serve at my bed and breakfast - hot and steamy straight from the oven with a smear of fresh organic butter and a yummy cup of tea.  Nothing better!

Lisa Marie Lemony Buttermilk Scones

These are a favourite staple of mine that I serve at my bed and breakfast - hot and steamy straight from the oven with a smear of fresh organic butter and a yummy cup of tea.  Nothing better!

Recipe - 5-Layer Mexican DIP

It’s summertime and there are plenty of events that require us to bring a homemade dish. Here’s one that’s pretty easy, very yummy and very healthy (especially when using the freshest ingredients possible). It takes a little preparation but it is well worth it to avoid flatulence and/or tummy aches from unsoaked/canned beans as well as benefit from the additional nutrients your body has access to after this vital step in preparation...


Rainbow Coleslaw

This coleslaw is named after its beautiful variety of colourful ingredients.  It is meant to ignite the senses and the creative imaginations of the people (especially children) who eat it (and hopefully help grow and prepare it too).
All of this combined really enhances the enjoyment of such a nourishing dish.
May you be vitally nourished… from head to toe!


5 ounces bean sprouts or other favourite sprout mix (i.e: sunflower, chia, broccoli and/or pea shoots)
1 cup green and/or red cabbage, chopped
½ cup seedless grapes, cut in half
½ cup fresh pineapple, chopped (or canned unsweetened crushed pineapple)
1 carrot, shredded
A sprinkling of lightly toasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds

The Power of Sprouts

Many do not realize the healing power of sprouts but the founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute, Ann Wigmore, dedicated her life to rediscover the healing and culinary properties of sprouts. Her Institute treated people, over many years, for many different disorders. Sprouts were found to contribute extensively to the immune system, as excellent detoxifiers. Being biogenic, sprouts are attributed rejuvenation qualities (creative life force). This contributes to the vitality and stamina experienced by thousands who consume them regularly. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and relevant enzymes to assist its digestion.

Recipe - Gingered Apple & Carrot Soup

This soup is quite easy to prepare, easy to digest and verrry nourishing! Great for cold, blustery Winter days to warm our cold, tired bones!


One quart organic/free range non-medicated chicken stock (ideally homemade)
One large organic/local onion
1 lb (approx. 8 med.) organic/local carrots, chopped.
1 tbsp organic butter
1 tbsp cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil
|1 large chunk of fresh ginger pressed through garlic press
1 sprig of fresh parsley
Unrefined sea salt to taste
1 cup (approx.) peeled cubed organic/local apples

A Natural Approach to Candida Overgrowth

Candida, a yeast-like fungus that exists in the body, is a dampness issue, as per Traditional Chinese Medicine. This means that there is a pathological excess of damp-related symptoms in the body. Candida overgrowth (I say “overgrowth” because it always exists at low-levels) presents several tell-tale signs. These include a feeling of heaviness, sluggishness, mental dullness, bloating, Vaginitis, Prostatitis, Athlete’s Foot, low immunity in general (susceptibility to recurring infections) and cravings for sweets and breads.

Each food that you eat has a thermal as well as energetic property to it. So, in general, you want to have a diet that promotes a balance between dry and damp as your daily diet has a significant effect on this balance.

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