Surviving Metabolic Syndrome During Challenging Times | Interview with Dr. Harry & Mary MatossianAugust 14, 2021
Dr. Harry and Mary Matossian
Mary Kay Matossian is a health educator and speaker. She has a B.S.N. in Nursing from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. in Economics from Temple University in Philadelphia. She is fascinated with the observational science that supports a life free from inflammation, chronic disease, and weight gain that cause needless emotional suffering.
Her biggest obsession is what factors trigger a person to believe the science to create a permanent food change for a happier, healthier body and mind.
After years of suffering from metabolic syndrome — high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood glucose, and a fatty liver with weight gain — she accidentally discovered how food impacts health. Her despair and confusion turned into an academic odyssey to better understand this disorder. Mary Kay Matossian is certified in the following courses: The Starch Solution by Dr. John McDougall, Whole Nutrition by Dr. Colin Campbell, AADE – American Association of Diabetes Educators. She is also a Food for Life Instructor for the Physician’s Committee of Responsible Medicine. In addition, Mary is a certified yoga and meditation instructor through the Expanding Light, in Nevada City, California. Mary formulated an experiential class called, “Truth in Food, Your Blood Knows!”
Mary has been in the healthcare industry for 25 years, working in a surgery center and endoscopy center; and she is a biometrics nurse for large corporations in Northern California. Mary has made it her life’s mission to share this simple knowledge with people to help reduce needless suffering and premature death.
Dr. Harry Matossian is a board-certified gastroenterologist. He graduated from Penn State University Medical School and completed his medical residency at Georgetown University. He completed a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Maryland. Dr. Matossian has seen more than 50,000 patients and ran the most cost-effective endoscopy center in Northern California, based in Lake and Mendocino counties. For more than 30 years, he has provided exemplary patient care.
Dr. Matossian continues to provide excellent medical care with the addition of introducing a whole-food, plant-based diet to his patients. Escaping the Santa Rosa fires of 2017, Mary and her husband are thriving in Reno, Nevada.
Together, it is their life’s mission to educate and heal people.
Mary’s book :
Strawberry – Tofu Treat
(Weimar Institute, New Start Program)
1/3 cup: Raw Cashews
2 Tbsp: Lemon Juice
2 – 3 cups: Strawberries
1/3 cup date syrup
12 oz. Organic Tofu, soft
Blend all the ingredients in a blender & Chill.
Serve with Granola, Cranberry Chutney, or Fruit & nuts
2 cups: Frozen Cranberries
2 Tbsp: Fresh Lime juice
3 Stalks of Celery
3 Tbsp: Diced Ginger
1 cup: Frozen Blue Berries
4 Tbsp: Just date Syrup
¼ cup: Chopped Fresh Mint Leaves
¼ cup: Pecans, broken in pieces
Put Frozen Berries into food processor & chop coarsely! Transfer to a medium bowl.
Add Lime, Ginger, Celery, Date Syrup & gently Mix!
SERVE on top of Strawberry-Tofu Treat (above) and Top with Mint & Pecan pieces!