Lola Berry is one crazy kid! This health-nut loves her fruit n' veg and she's on a mission to get people excited about real, fresh, local food! Lola spreads her message through documentary's which make being healthy loads of fun!! The series is made up of short webisodes which are free to view on her website. They are sure to entertain and inspire the whole family to get excited about fresh fruits and veggies!!! Yummo!!! Here is an interview we did with the crazy kid.
Sally: What initially attracted you to the Natural Therapies industry?
Lola: My aim is to inspire people on a global scale to live wholesome lives. Natural therapies is what I'm passionate about and its one of the messages I'm spreading! So what attracted me to natural therapies was that I could empower people to live healthy, vibrant and fun lives.
Sally: What is one of your favorite herbs and why?
Lola: Schisandra- Not only do I reckon "Schisandra" is an awesome name, but I love taking this herb because it supports both phase one and two of liver detoxification. My favourite bit about Schisandra is that its a nervine tonic, you see I'm the kind of person who's go go go and I'm often doing 10000000 things all at once. When taking this awesome herb I find that it improves my concentration and mental cognitive function in general. Plus it's an antioxidant! So it gets a double thumbs up from me!
Sally: Do you have a favourite whole food?
Lola: Yes!!!! I have many.. but one of my favos at the moment is young coconuts! I drink the coconut water and then scoop out the jelly like flesh... one word: AMAZING! Coconuts are so so so so so awesome for us: They are high in Lauric acid which aids our intestinal health and immune system. Plus they make our skin glow and they even speed up our metabolism for 24 hours! Talk about favo food! I think I'm addicted! I have one of these little gems every day!
Sally: What is your number one goal for your documentaries?
Lola: One of my heros is Steve Irwin and I'd love to portray my passion for health, the environment and wholefoolds to the world! Much like Steve Iriwin did with his inspiring wildlife adventure docos!
We've filmed two series in Australia, and the next series will be filmed in New York City so I'm really excited to see these docos grown on a world wide scale! For these docos to be inspiring and empowering people all over the world.. I'm wrapped!
Sally: How do you encourage and inspire people to use foods as medicine?
Lola: I aim to not only educate people but to make health and whole foods exciting through the Lola Berry docos! The docos are very visual so I can show the viewers how to prepare and experiment with food as medicine!
Sally: What is the most bizzare food you've talked about in your docos?
Lola: Wow.. what a ripper of a question! We filmed this whole episode on quirky foods, it's called "freaky foods" They were mainly tropical foods: dragon fruits, jack fruit and star fruit! The jack fruit tastes like bubble-gum and they're the largest treet born fruit goin' round! It's quite crazy! Will also had a squizz at these massive avos, they were called "Linda Avocados"... No joke, one avo would make about five bowels of guacamole! mmm.. Yummo!
Sally: What's on the cards for Lola Berry:
Lola: We're off to NYC to film our next series which is really exciting. We're also doing a segment for channel ten's "9am with David and Kim" over there!! I am so excited to have a look at some of the crazy foods and health ititatvies going on over in the big apple!
I've just finished writing my first book so I'm looking forward to releasing it very soon!
It's a very exciting journey and I'm loving every second of it! Woohoooo!
Sally: Simple health tips?
Lola: Count your colours: if you can count 5 colours in your meal then its jam packed full of nutrients! So go for greenies, marties (tomatoes), avo, nuts, seeds, whole grains, beetroot, carrot.. and you're getting a broad variety of phyto-chemcials or plant nutrients!
Water: aim for 1 liter for every 22kg of body weight per day! Now I know this sounds like a lot but jut gradually work your way up! When you're hydrated you can think clearer, you're digestive system functions optimunly and your skin will glow! So drink to your health!
The most important tip is to have fun, get creative and think outside the square! try something new and get excited about health and whole-foods.
Well Lola just got back from New York and she's got lots of stories to tell. You can check her out on Channel Ten with David & Kim, or go straight to www.lolaberry.com