Video: Food Blogger Lisa Bryan Downshifts Her Life to Stay Healthy – L.A. Weekly

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Health, daily hospitalization numbers continue to steadily decline in the past week; from the more than 2,000 COVID-19 patients hospitalized daily in mid-July to now an average of 1,100 patients hospitalized daily. There are 1,089 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized – the lowest since the beginning of May. With 10 new confirmed deaths and 1,030 new cases of COVID-19, it’s never been more important to follow guidelines and build up our immune systems. Especially for people with underlying health conditions.

Food blogger Lisa Bryan is on a mission to do just this with her Downshiftology digital hub, where she shares healthy and whole recipes, kitchen advice, and cooking tutorials. The platform’s concept is to develop recipes that get back to the basics and embrace the simple life.

Lisa Bryan (Courtesy Downshiftology)

Bryan started Downshiftology in 2014 after burning out in a corporate career as an executive for healthcare companies (cancer research, diagnostic imaging and molecular diagnostics).  Her days consisted of long hours, high stress and poor eating. Bryan was diagnosed with several autoimmune diseases including celiac, Hashimoto’s, psoriasis and endometriosis. The realization hit that her work and lifestyle were affecting her health, so she opted for a “life do-over” and set out on a path to learn how to  nourish her body through food and lifestyle.  

Her food philosophy is simple – eat real food as close to its natural state as possible – with a rainbow of color across the plate. Her recipes are gluten-free and prioritize fresh, seasonal, and whole foods. Bryan’s approach is rooted in mindful, intuitive eating and she frequently highlights  vegan, keto, paleo, and Whole30 dishes to her community of more than 11 million followers.   

She shared her simple and cleansing recipe  for a pineapple turmeric smoothie with us to start the day in this video.