Hi superfood friends! I am the superhealth enthusiast behind the scenes of this site. My name is Shira Locarni.
In essence, this website is the "diet" piece of my life, uploaded onto these pages with the intention that I might offer some superfood options for improving your health via the foods you eat.
Sure, I know that diet is not everything, but it certainly is a place to start if immediate health and recovery from sickness or disease is your goal. This was the first step to rebuilding my own health after plagued with allergies, sickness, and malnutrition in my earlier years of life.
My online superfood story began over 3 years ago, when I decided to make this website. Its transformation from an idea to a "superfood lifestyle and motivational health guide" is what you now see before you. It essentially arose from my deep desire to share and pass on helpful tips, recipes and info about the wonderful, exciting world of superfoods I have come to know, love and live as a lifestyle choice.
Through my years of research, study, experimentation and life experience, I have concluded that "what we eat" (and "don't eat") does matter. Here on these pages I contribute my discoveries to what I feel are necessary dietary ingredients to higher states of health... what I call "superhealth".
On the more official level, I am a Certified Herbalist and Wholistic Lifestyle Counselor with certifications from the Evergreen School of Integrative Herbology, Dry Creek Herb Farm and Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Studies Certification Program.
My apprenticeships involved a 2 year intensive program integrating Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western herbs and dietary approaches. My continued study and emphasis on Chinese tonic herbs sparked an interest in Asian culture and their traditional use and preparation of fermented foods, which I began to make at home and incorporate into my own diet.
I am a Lifestyle Consultant, Superfoods Coach, independent researcher and previously maintained my own Massage Therapy practice for 14 years specializing in Advanced Shiatsu and Acupressure. My special interests include raw superfood nutrition, wild edible plant identification and wildcrafting, as well as a great love for fresh seaweed harvesting on the Northern California coast.
My husband and I are huge supporters of exercise in the great outdoors! We love to travel and full-time RVing is our passion. In addition to sharing a great LOVE for the wilderness at its finest, we each have our own unique talents and interests that have merged together to create a whole lot of superfood fun in our "kitchen on wheels."
My husband is the sprout master extraordinaire, previously owning his own sprout business (Urban Organix) in Davis, Ca. In addition, he also takes great pride in his raw culinary skills, as well as his knack for making the most delicious homemade tempeh in the world.
I am also a bit of a whiz in the kitchen and love to create raw vegan recipes that are fun and full of flavor, but likewise enjoy incorporating healthier cooked food options when we want them.
I am in charge of fermenting our yearly batch of fermented miso paste and weekly quart jar of sauerkraut. In 2012 I was inspired to write my first ebook: Sauerkraut Recipes, 12 Cultured Vegetable Creations.