The Key to Balance LLC is committed to empowering others to transform their health through education, consultation, support and networking while promoting the physical, emotional and environmental benefits of following a seasonal, whole food plant-based diet.
Jeanne Tennis is a plant-based cooking consultant and five season, vegan personal chef.
Certified in sustainable and plant-based nutrition, macrobiotics, organic gardening and herbalism, Jeanne is a bold advocate with a fierce desire to help others. She strongly believes in the healing power of food, herbs and wild edibles having seen remarkable results both personally and in others.
Jeanne provides her clients with the most up-to-date recommendations for following a whole foods plant-based diet while interlacing ancient herbal, Ayurveda and macrobiotic wisdom and traditions.
Her clients are empowered to intuitively transform their own health beginning in their kitchens.
Jeanne's customized recommendations compliment her client's preferences and any MD or nutritional guidelines they may be following.
Clients benefit from personalized, confidential attention in an atmosphere of loving kindness with continued support and encouragement.
"Authentic self-care begins in the kitchen."
Numerous studies show that adding more vegetables, herbs and spices into our diets and avoiding processed foods can reduce our risks for heart disease, cancers and a host of other chronic illnesses. "Plant-based Diets" are everywhere. Consult with your healthcare professionals, doctors and dieticians to find the one that is right for you and your family members. There is a lot of information out there; however, you want to make smart choices based on your current medical condition, your medication regime, your constitution, your activity level and your personal goals.
Plant-based diets have been shown to lower blood sugar and ward off diabetes, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk for heart disease and stoke, reduce excess weight, lower cholesterol and reduce the risk for certain cancers due to the anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants and increased fiber content, reduce the risk for cataracts and macular degeneration due to the Vitamin A-rich foods and even lower your grocery bill.
Studies are showing that plant-based diets are not only improving people's physical health and reducing weight in those who are obese, they are also boosting emotional states, creating a sense of well-being and reducing episodes of depression.
Enjoy your garden's bounty if you planted one and/or support your local farmers.
In the grocery stores, focus on the Produce Department and avoid the middle aisles and those tempting end cap displays, except when purchasing whole grains, such as, quinoa, rice, barley, amaranth, oat groats, buckwheat and beans, nuts, seeds and canned or jarred tomatoes, pumpkin, salsa, olives, etc.
Explore making bulk purchases of your family's favorite foods when they are on sale.
Plant-based, whole food diets are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and anti-inflammatory properties.
Antioxidants protect against damage at a cellular level where cancers and degenerative diseases begin.
Phytochemicals in the foods work alongside the antioxidants, boost protective enzymes and help your body remain healthy.
What we eat really does matter.
Choose organic, non-GMO products whenever possible.
By following a whole food, plant-based diet rich in herbs and spices and avoiding processed foods, sugar, simple carbohydrates, animal foods and eating as seasonally and locally as possible, you can enjoy tremendous health benefits, reduce your carbon footprint and put an end to the needless suffering, and killing, of animals who live short, cruel lives when raised in animal agricultural settings.
A "WIN" for you!
A "WIN" for the animals!
A "WIN" for Plant Earth!