Hello, and thanks so much for visiting my kitchen! I’m very glad you’re here. I’m Jenny, and I am a board certified family doctor, who has loved to cook practically since I could walk. I can’t recall a time, when I didn’t want to be in the kitchen. At the moment I’m also a third year student in Classical Chinese medicine, which means I will be adding acupuncture and herbs to my practice of Western medicine in the very near future.
I’m also a cultural anthropologist, and wherever I go in the world, I always end up in the kitchen, learning about people’s traditional ways of eating. I think we can learn a lot from the way our grandparents ate and the way many people who live closer to nature still eat today. Our bodies know how to heal us — we just need to listen!
I have seen many people from all walks of life transform their lives and cure themselves of debilitating diseases by making changes in the way they eat. I have done it, myself. Having gained more than 50 pounds during medical school and lost it, I know the struggle all too well! (Sigh.) My patients’ journeys and my own inspired this blog.
I hope it will become about more than food because the kitchen is a place where all sorts of life-changing magic can occur. I think of the kitchen table as a center for conversation, idea exchange, and just general love and support. I always tell my patients to picture a tiny version of me, sitting on their shoulder, wildly cheering them on. I want you to find that here as well. I hope Dr. Jenny’s Kitchen will be a place where people can share their stories of newfound health through food, exercise, meditation … what have you done that has made a difference in your life? Please write and tell me! I’m interested in hearing from you!!