Elle Astrup is a change-maker in the business of making nutrient dense food affordable, accessible and understood. Her company, Foods That Love You Back, grows and markets microgreens and aims to educate about the medicinal qualities of food.
The concept of ‘food as medicine’ has been around for donkeys years, but as Australia’s national health standards reach scary new lows, a globe-trotting health expert has settled in Byron Bay to tackle the problem one plate at a time.
The concept of food as medicine is not new. In fact, it dates back to the time of Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician who lived in the 4th century and is credited with saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”