PHILOSOPHY


My name is Avra and I am the founder of Love Wild Live Free and a Toronto based lawyer who LOVES to create organic, vegan meals in my healthy home kitchen. For as long as I can remember I have educated myself in the areas of alternative health and nutrition. Love Wild Live Free is an outlet for my passion and commitment to spreading the message of veganism and showing the world that a plant-based diet is possible for anyone, on any budget. This passion and commitment is also grounded in my desire to create accessibility for all to healthful foods and information about health and wellness. 

Photo by: Nik Poplavsky www.nikphoto.ca

Photo by: Nik Poplavsky www.nikphoto.ca

The paradigms surrounding food, nutrition and the environment are shifting. The global consciousness is beginning to open up to the possibility of operating from a place of compassion by making the choice as consumers to not cause harm to other living beings, the environment and in turn, our own health and well being. 

Photo by: Nik Poplavsky www.nikphoto.ca

Photo by: Nik Poplavsky www.nikphoto.ca

There has been a recent mainstream acceptance of the notion that the food we eat truly impacts our health and quality of life. While these ideas are not new, there has been for some time now, an awakening, so to speak, of those feeling discomfort in their day to day lives. These individuals have sought out alternatives to the predominately accepted conventional foods and health practices which are prevalent in western society.

With self-help and wellness industries on the rise, it has become clear that the message is love and that the current systems within modern society, food production and the treatment of non-human animals and our environment simply do not resonate with this message. Self-love is at the forefront of this shifting consciousness and a renewed commitment to return to our inherent connection with nature. People are beginning to awaken and ask questions about the sources of their food, the health care they are receiving (or are not receiving) and other important questions about their wellbeing and the overall state of our planet and its inhabitants. 

Avra with health and personal success speaker, superfoods expert and best-selling author David Wolfe in Toronto, 2014.  

Avra with health and personal success speaker, superfoods expert and best-selling author David Wolfe in Toronto, 2014.  

Love Wild Live Free is grounded in the premise that knowledge is power. To be self-educated in areas of health and wellness is an act of self-love. Creating a lifestyle that fosters environmental sustainability, while at the same time providing the body with wholesome nutrients is something that anyone can do, on any budget. We live in a wonderful time of abundance and opportunity. Organic, local and non-GMO products have become readily available and farmers markets and food co-ops are popping up in most urban centres. There is also no lack of information on the internet regarding home gardening and DIY projects for food production at home. 

Living in a consumer-based society, we must recognize that as the customer we can take back the power in the game of supply-and-demand. Having the knowledge to make educated choices around what we choose to buy and ultimately put in our bodies will have a cumulative impact on types of products that we find in the marketplace.

Avra with Mastin Kipp, author and founder of the Daily Love,  and featured on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday and Oprah's Lifeclass, in Toronto, 2012.

Avra with Mastin Kipp, author and founder of the Daily Love,  and featured on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday and Oprah's Lifeclassin Toronto, 2012.

I am committed to sharing user-friendly information to help you, the consumer, make the most informed choices to help you cultivate a vibrant, healthy, best version of yourself.  Read labels, ask questions, get informed! 

Thank you for joining me on this journey. 

Much love, 

Avra

 

You can be eating until your hearts content but as long as you’re starving on a nutritional basis your body is going to stay hungry to get those specific nutrients.
— Jon Gabriel from Hungry For Change