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Featured 5.14-5.20.18 | Could you imagine what life would be like if fairy dust was an actual thing? If you could sprinkle some on your morning açai bowl, or maybe add it to a smoothie, or if you're like this week's guest, make ice cream with it? Wouldn't the world be a shinier and more sparkly place? Sadly, fairy dust doesn't actually exist, but Amanda Chantal Bacon has done us one better: she created Sex Dust. And Beauty Dust. And Brain Dust. And Power Dust. And a whole bunch of other amazing potions that actually do make the world a shinier and more sparkly place. Not surprising coming from a woman who suffered a childhood illness that was cured by — you guessed it — Eastern medicine. So she did what any believer would: she hit the road, headed for Asia and brought her findings back for all of us to benefit from in the form of her company, Moon Juice, a resource for all things healing, elevating and nourishing. And that's how magic gets made. Today, the former Kindergarten teacher continues to spread light, love and good vibes through all that she creates, and while she'll never give up life's great indulgences (like ice cream), she'll always make sure it's sprinkled with a little something extra. Welcome to Amanda's week.
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The seed for Moon Juicewas planted in Amanda Chantal Bacon when a childhood health crisis was finally cured by the potent plant medicine of an Ayurvedic doctor. She later traveled extensively across Europe and Asia, working in kitchens and studying with teachers to learn about foods, flavors and the plant medicine traditions of global cultures.
Bacon returned to LA in 2006, working under notable chefs such as LA’s Suzanne Goin. At the same time, her growing obsession with plant alchemy and a desire to see if she could heal her own health issues, led her to seek out herbalists and Eastern doctors who could share their knowledge of medicinal plants and foods. She began experimenting on herself with a therapeutic diet and a protocol of herbs and adaptogens.
The radical shifts she experienced in her vitality, immunity, appearance, and even personality and thought, inspired her to create Moon Juice – a mecca for adaptogenic beauty and wellbeing, with a chef’s commitment to superior ingredients and taste, and an herbalist’s perspective on healing.