BY HARNESSING THE MEDICINAL POWERS OF PLANTS, HERBS, AND NUTRITIOUS FOOD.
SOUTH OF EDEN CELEBRATES THE INTIMATE CONNECTION BETWEEN PLANTS AND HUMANS BY HANDCRAFTING BEAUTY AND WELLNESS PRODUCTS USING THE WISDOM OF ANCIENT MEDICINE-MAKING COMBINED WITH SCIENCE-BACKED TRAINING, INTUITION, AND YES...A LITTLE WITCHY MAGIC, TOO.
NUTRITONIST. Herbalist. Women'S HEaltH.
I’m Liliana Ruiz-Healy - mistress of herbs, purveyor of potions, and plant-medicine-maker.
All the cute self-proclaimed titles aside, I’m actually professionally trained in this stuff. (Keep scrolling for my list of credentials).
But how did I get into the world of holistic healing and plant magic?
It started while searching for answers to my own health concerns. I was struggling with eating disorders, was pre-diabetic, overweight, my hormones were completely out-of-whack, I had thyroid issues, skin issues... you name it, I probably had it! And relying on the latest fad diet or what western medicine* told me I should do, left me feeling even more disconnected from my body. (*Not to mention that doctors only get about 50 minutes of nutritional training!)
I began diving deep into nutritious food, exploring traditional plant medicines, discovering all the ways flowers and herbs could help heal, support, and replenish my body from the inside out, plus making peace with food and my body. What a game changer!
I couldn’t keep all this goodness to myself. Compelled to share these plant-sourced gifts with others, I began making food infused with herbs and other flower medicines. By creating tinctures (herbal extractions), teas, and beauty oils, and educating on vitality-boosting foods, I can support you in building and maintaining a healthful life.
Feeling truly GOOD isn’t some unattainable, mysterious thing - it’s something you can cultivate within yourself, with the right tools and knowledge. Curious? A personalized consultation may be exactly what the witch doctor ordered!
CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS
Shanti Yoga Shala: 200 HR YTT 2015
Dr. Sears Health Coaching. 2016
Plantlab Culinary Nutrition. 2017
Samara Herb School 2020
HMX Harvard: Immunology 2020
Cengage: Anatomy & Physiology 2020
Dr Aviva Romm: Women’s Herbal Health (In Progress 2022-2024)
INTERNSHIPS & SHORT COURSES
Internship / Kitchen Program for Specific Ailments: Dr Stram Integrative Medicine Center 2017
Mark Hyman: Hacking Your Health (In Progress 2022-2023)
ROOTED IN TRADITION
I was raised in Mexico City, in a country where ancient plant medicine and foods coexist with the modern world.
After moving to the USA in 2015, I noticed the lack of readily available herbs and an ignorance around native traditions. I’d been taking the practices I grew up with for granted.
Now, with everything I create for South of Eden, I honor and pay respect to my rich cultural heritage and lineage by drawing inspiration from them however I can. Many of my recipes and remedies have been handed down through my family. It delights me that I now get to share them with you.
SOUTH OF EDEN’S MISSION
TO SHARE THE SCIENCE-BACKED GIFTS OF HEALING HERBS & PLANTS, THROUGH POTENT EDIBLE AND TOPICAL CREATIONS, WHILE STAYING ROOTED IN ANCESTRY, INTUITION, AND EDUCATION.
MAKING WITCHY SHIT - THAT ACTUALLY WORKS - SINCE 2016
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