About Vivica

Welcome!

I am Vivica, creator of “The Healing Foods Method”, nutritionist, cookbook author and blogger.
It’s my purpose and mission to ensure that you reclaim your health and quality of life.

I work with the ketogenic diet for weight loss and as a therapeutic diet.

This blog, it’s resources and my program are here to help you learn how to get healthier, lighter and have more energy.

I am here to help you with changes that will eliminate those incapacitating symptoms which lower the quality of your life. I am here to show you that eating better is possible, and it’s not as complicated, time consuming or expensive as you think.
I will support you in reclaiming your health so that you wake up in the morning excited to be alive and exhilarated at the thought of what the day holds for you. Together we will work on whatever is blocking your way to a healthy, fit, trim you. I will be there as you take the tiny steps that bring you closer to the place of health you want to be in.
This is a place for knowledge, support, and empowerment. Here you’ll find all the tools to help you on the journey to better health.
Armed with better information and insight, you’ll be prepared to make choices now that set you up for success in getting healthy!

You can read how I began my journey with the Ketogenic lifestyle in this post: My Love Story with Keto!

 

 

About The Nourished Caveman

I love food! When I started working with nutrition, patients were constantly telling me that they did not know what to eat, or how to make simple, satisfying meals that were healthy and delicious. So I started writing some Paleo recipes for them and then organized them in a blog.
This has evolved into the site you see now: A blog for low-carb, Keto friendly, Paleo recipes which are fun and uncomplicated and combine local, seasonal and organic foods as much as possible, but also a place for nutrition information and guidance.
These are the guidelines to all the recipes contained here:
• Grain Free
• Mostly Dairy Free (except for specific Ketogenic recipes)
• Fresh, real ingredients. I also use a lot what I preserve myself form my own harvest.
• All veggies are organic
• All meats organic, free range, fed what nature intended and treated better than just humanely!
• Local and seasonal as much as possible.
• Focus on organ meats, them being the foundation of health.

 

Vivica’s Bio

I was born in Italy, at a time when small grocery stores still existed. I grew up buying veggies at the “verduriere” and meat at the “macellaio”. For the first 6 years of my life my parents had a restaurant and hotel in a small resort in the mountains of Northern Italy. There I spent a lot of time playing in the kitchen, and in the pantries. I visited herds of cows out on pasture and drank fresh milk, and ate cheese made over a wood fire.

Those memories shaped my future taste and understanding of food in a deep manner.

I left Italy at 19. Lived in Germany for 5 years then in Spain.

I moved to California in the early nineties, and decided to become a photographer, a food photographer! Working for national and local magazines gave me the chance to visit (and try) many amazing restaurants. I ate and photographed my way around Los Angeles.

Then for 10 years I lived between LA and Brasil, changed career, opened a new business. But in the meantime I was always around food, helping my chef friends with catering jobs, cooking, taking pictures.

In 2009 I moved to Northern California with my husband, cats and dog.

This has been the move that closed the circle. I am back in the landscape of my childhood, mountains and pine trees!

For the last 3 years I have been realizing an old dream of living self-sufficiency. Growing my own food, being connected to Nature and the Earth.

My passion for food and the desire to help others has also found its ultimate calling: Nutrition. I am now certified as a Technician in Whole Food Nutrition. I am studying for my Clinician certification.



Comments 11

  1. Debbie says:

    Nice to “meet” you. Your life seems much more interesting than mine :). And your photography is gorgeous!

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Thank you Debbie! I am not sure if you ca say “interesting” or CRAZY” sometimes….:p
      PS I was a professional food photographer for 10 years, that should help right?!

  2. Maia Munoz Luz says:

    No wonder your pictures are amazing! I just stumbled across your website today, in search of a homemade (and easy and HEALTHY) recipe for Nutella, which my husband loves and which makes me cringe thinking of all the nastiness that comes in it when you buy it at Costco or something. Anyways, I love you and your site already! I am eager to try some of your recipes! God Bless you and your family and keep on keeping on! 🙂

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      BLUSH!!! Thank you so much Maia. PS On the Nutella recipe, I think I need to refine it a bit, but you can play around with it. My biggest problem was consistency, I think that if you can use a grain grinder or high power blender to reduce the hazelnuts to a fine powder, then melt the butter and emulsify it with tha same blender into the cacao/nut mixture, you should get a much creamier texture.
      PS I have a new Paleo Nutella variation coming up soon!!!

  3. Nati says:

    Your blog looks amazing Vivika, I can see you love cooking and also I have tasted your amazing food ! ( I am lucky yes I know). Since I have witness your lifestyle I have been encourage to eat less sugar. However, I cannot leave the rice YET, who knows one day you inspire me all they way! Keep up your organized disorganization, it looks great and unique! 🙂

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Thank you so much for the compliment! You are very kind!
      I was also lucky enough to eat your great cooking, in fact I could eat your bulgogi every day!!!
      Rice is not so bad…I would try to watch the potato chips though! 😉

  4. delores, tilley says:

    I am a diabetic and have heart disease and kidney disease ; is this diet safe for me?

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Yes, Dolores, but I would stick to a Keto Paleo diet, so it’s clean and free of allergens. You can eat keto sometimes and still eat very poorly 🙁

  5. Sandra Gray says:

    I bought your book, “The Everything Big Book of Fat Bombs”. Some of the carb listings could not possibly be right. Are the two digit listings just missing a decimal point or did you mix up grams with another measurement?

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Sandra, please look at the main page of the blog, I have a PDF for download with the right macros. It is also in the Amazon page comments! The publisher messed up the macros 🙁

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