sleepwhisperer podcast020 – Cooking For Better Sleep with Simon Jongenotter
Sleepwhisperer Podcast

020 – Cooking For Better Sleep with Simon Jongenotter

Simon Jongenotter is an earth custodian, intuitive healing facilitator and plant-based chef based in Bali, Indonesia. He’s the founder of the New Earth School, which teaches through strengthening our connection to self, others and Earth. He’s co-founder and Executive chef of Zest Ubud, the well known Ubud based restaurant which, besides serving entirely plant-based cuisine, hosts leading-edge events around connection and human consciousness. Simon envisions humanity finding harmony with Nature yet again, as the current changes on Earth are forcing us to question our outdated habits and create new, wholesome ways of living. 

In this episode, we dive into: 

“Cooking For Better Sleep”

  • How did Simon end up in magical Bali?
  • Simon’s New Earth Cooking School in Bali is all about empowering people through food by facilitating connection with self, others and Earth in a playful way. What is this space that Simon created in Bali all about? How did this space arise from Simon’s meditation?
  • We live in a world of sympathetic dominance and sleeplessness. Yet, Simon comes from a pristine space where he is truly one with the Earth. How can you balance the male and female energy within to truly balance yin yang and cook from that space? Why does Simon thank his nights of bad sleep?
  • How would Simon empower people to cook for better sleep? What should go into cooking for better sleep from concept to creation to consumption? Can cooking be a spiritual practice to improve sleep? What are these potent sacred rituals of cooking that Simon follows?
  • What are five great ingredients that Simon would choose to build a plate for great sleep? 
  • How would Simon use those five magical ingredients and what would he do with them to create this magical sleep plate?
  • Is a certain cooking methodology that can make food easier to assimilate and support sleep?
  • How would Simon create food that is balanced for great sleep?

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Thank you all for enjoying the Phytothrive journey. It’s time to say goodbye to it.

When Phytothrive began many years ago, my focus was purely on Functional Medicine, and I felt entrusted to share the knowledge of this in India, where it was quite unknown. Since then, I have gone through a process of unlearning and relearning, both professionally and personally.

I very much knew that the true essence of healing lies in India, the sacred land of yoga and Ayurveda. This inner discovery shed the light of needing to come back to the source where I began more than two decades ago, which was within the magical space of eastern ancient wisdom. I will be doing this on this very account which is now @ohahealth

Since then I have fully integrated Ayurveda and Functional Medicine, and my work has taken a new expression. I hope you will be with me and watch it unfold as Oha.

Oha is a word from The Rig Vedas, in Sanskrit with profound meanings including knowledge, excellence and the ability to bring things closer.

A new journey begins with this letting go and releasing, while embracing something new, and brings forth the promise of a whole lot more. I pray you will continue to be a part of this new journey!

Book Acquisition by HarperCollins India

Here’s that exciting news I spoke about to coincide with the one year anniversary of The Sleep Whisperer Podcast! Writing a book and becoming part of that magical group of authors is a dream!

Three years ago I wrote a book which I titled Sleep Whisperer, looking at sleep from a very in depth perspective, and tying together the cutting-edge science of functional medicine and eastern ancient wisdom. The story of how I wrote that book is indeed magical and a mixture of spiritual guidance and astrology(by my spiritual guide and mentor Shyam @himalayan.yogi ). It’s also been a lot of sacrifice and hard work during times that were stressful, challenging and testing in all ways.

The journey of the book from concept to acquisition is also a magical path which I will share much later. For now, I’m just humbled, grateful and quite simply excited to announce that the book has been acquired by Sonal Nerurkar @sonal_nerurkar of @harpercollinsin HarperCollins India! Sonal’s faith in the book has been unwavering and I’ll forever be grateful for it. I can’t wait for the final book release next year!

None of this would be possible without the trust, hard work, dedication and patience of my most beautifully warm literary agent Jayapriya Vasudevan @jayapriyavasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency. I cannot put into words what her belief in the book and being my warrior for it means to me.

I’m also deeply grateful for the dear colleagues and mentors who have made contributions to the book. That is a surprise for later! You can follow everything about the sleep podcast and book at @mysleepwhisperer

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