What's MamaKai All About?
How MamaKai was born and keeps growing to combat the growing health epidemic while supporting growing families.
MamaKai is here to serve all growing families. Here's why...
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In starting MamaKai, I was always searching for and most interested in means to prevent disease and illness. As a youth, I sought after what it meant to truly feel great in my body, while improving happiness in my heart and mind, and felt I knew a lot of folks who were also searching for the same. In my research and experience as a Therapeutic Chef and Nutrition Educator, I finally saw a real way to do that through cooking nutritionally dense meals for my clients and supporting their whole family in birth and post partum.
This grew into my LOVE of teaching families how to nourish themselves far beyond my involvement and having them spread those lessons out into their own communities. Now with launching The MamaKai Project, I aim to do just that, while making this knowledge and support much more accessible to ALL families.
The "MamaKai" Project
MamaKai is now sponsored by Green Branch Library and we are proud as can be!
Green Branch Library is a local nonprofit that is engaging kids in their community and helping them to grow into change-makers for a better tomorrow.
Together we are creating The “MamaKai" Project, a nonprofit venture receiving tax-deductible community-supported donations. With your support we'll bring more FREE education, resources and support to growing families of all diverse income brackets all over the Bay Area and beyond. MamaKai supports families with optimal health and strong community connection so they can go out and be the change-makers they are meant to be.
Taking the knowledge and experience of MamaKai’s services and offerings, we place the fishing rod in your hand, empowering you to truly nourish yourself and your family through Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond.
MamaKai is now offering FREE tele-conferenced classes. Check out the About the Classes page for a summary of how they work. Check out the Events page for more details on each and add them to your calendar. And lastly, check out the On the Horizon page for all of the great class and program ideas MamaKai plans to offer as we grow.
MamaKai’s Wellness Resources Library is up and running with LOADS of great information and resources just for you!
Want to know how MamaKai came to be where she is today? Check out all pages on our story.
WE LOVE YOU! And we are so excited to serve our community in this way.
Growing Health Epidemic
The following statistics are provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding just a few of the primary illnesses that many Americans suffer from today. Although we continue to pour more and more funding into research and development of reactive treatments for these illnesses via pharmaceutical drugs, western medicine and for-profit insurance health coverage; you’ll notice that the figures of those diagnosed and afflicted continue to climb. Many people being born today will be diagnosed with not just one of these illnesses, but several, compounding the problems and rendering them unfit to help keep our society strong.
Who are going to be left, healthy and strong, to take care of all of those who are sick?
How are we going to afford to pay for all of this illness with less and less people contributing into tax-generated disability programs, but using them instead?
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Recent studies have estimated that the lifetime cost to care for an individual with an ASD is $3.2 million.
Post Partum Depression (PPD)
1/5 of women in the United States suffer from some level of Post Partum Depression.
Childhood Obesity Growing Problem
Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
IBD has an overall health care cost of more than $1.7 billion. Each year in the United States, IBD accounts for more than 700,000 physician visits, 100,000 hospitalizations, and disability in 119,000 patients.
There were approximately 1.9 million new diagnoses of Diabetes in 2010 in people aged 20 and older. As of 2010, almost 27% of Americans aged 65 and older were already diagnosed with diabetes. Also at that time, diabetes is said to affect 25.8 million (or 8.3%) of the US population (18.8 million diagnosed and 7 million undiagnosed).
IT'S ALL ABOUT RESULTS, RIGHT?
Many MamaKai parents report immediate benefits with incorporating more nourishment and support during pregnancy, birth and beyond, including, but not limited to, the following.