Keena's cookbook is here! The Essential Gluten-free, Dairy-free, paleo & Vegan friendly Cookbook.
Why Earth JEMS?
Earth JEMS has a two-fold purpose in its name. First, and most simply, I believe that food from the Earth in its pure, whole and freshest state is a “gem”! A gem that is full of the nutrition that we need.
However, since the food industry became mass managed and subsided by the government in the 1950’s, we have gotten too far away from this.
This is when we became more focused on quantity than quality. It causes us to rush our food:
1. We over-fertilize it with chemicals,
2. We pick it before it is ripe and we try to ripen it with heat and chemicals,
3. We give it hormones to make it grow faster-our animals suffer and eventually we do as well,
4. We preserve it so it will have a life in transport and on the shelf. All of these things result in a poor nutrient product.
So, I believe that we need to focus on local, organic and unprocessed foods in order to restore health.
The JEMS is spelled differently because it represents my children’s initials. They are the reason why I pursue knowledge and understanding of nutrition and food. I cook for them every day and I want them to have the best in taste and quality. I want them to have healthy, full lives. I want to give them a full understanding of nutrition and healthy eating, so they can make choices that will work best in their bodies and the families they will one day raise.