About Theresa Nicassio, PhD

I’m Theresa Nicassio, psychologist, chef, nutrition educator, mum, and student of life. I love people, I love the planet, and I love the beautiful creatures that we share this place with. Playing in the garden, dancing, singing, crafting, hanging out with friends, and spending time in nature make my heart smile. I’m also passionate about helping people like you feel better and find solutions to what seem to be insurmountable problems.

PODCAST-ALZHEIMER’S & DIABETES: Lifestyle Changes Made Easy-Dr Theresa Nicassio

As I discuss in this podcast with Astrid, the problem is that the realities of human nature---the psychology of eating and the very complex relationships we have with food have not been adequately addressed. The result? Countless numbers of people feeling like failures---feeling discouraged, disheartened, hopeless and helpless to actually succeed in their efforts to reclaim their health. So then, on top of the physical health issues associated with these conditions, we layer a whole hose of emotional problems on top----depression, anxiety, frustration,....even relationship problems when loved-ones get upset when their partners or parents don't do what they are told to do by their healthcare professionals. Literally, it can turn into a terrible mess.

By | June 30th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Gluten-Free, Kids|0 Comments

“ZEST Woman Of The Week” – YUM in BLUSHVancouver Magazine Re-Launch Issue!

"ZEST Woman Of The Week" - YUM in BLUSHVancouver Magazine Re-Launch Issue!

By | June 27th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Gluten-Free, Kids, Press, Recipes|0 Comments

CAN YOU SAY “PLUMS”? Growing Fruit In Tiny Gardens

CAN YOU SAY "PLUMS"? Growing Fruit In Tiny Gardens Who says you can't grow much food in a tiny garden? While it has taken several years to get to this point, and a whole lot of compost tea and TLC, it is mind blowing how much abundance is possible in very small urban gardens....

By | June 25th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Gluten-Free, Kids|0 Comments

YUM Wins A GOURMAND “Best In The World” Cookbook Award!

A DREAM COME TRUE... YUM is a "Best In The World" 2016 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner!!! Ironically, this is probably one of the most difficult posts for me to write, even though it is one of the biggest milestones in my life. Perhaps it is because as a cookbook author, the loftiest dream one can have (likened to winning an Academy Award "Oscar") is to one day receive the honour of winning a Gourmand World Cookbook Award. With over 10 thousand entries from 209 countries, it doesn't get much better than this!

By | June 19th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Gluten-Free, NEWS, Press, Recipes|0 Comments

Why I Wrote “YUM” – Food Sensitivities, Discoveries & Me (Video)

YUM is the manifestation of my vision to create the most comprehensive and delectable allergy-friendly recipe and resource book possible. I wanted this book to be the first of its kind to truly embrace the practical, psychological and social complexities of living with special dietary restrictions due to food sensitivities or special health conditions, as well as respecting food preferences that are guided by ethical concerns.

By | June 18th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Gluten-Free, Recipes|0 Comments


Do you think that it is in your power to CHOOSE to feel happy? or sad? or anxious? or (fill in the blank)....OR do you believe that the circumstances in your life dictate how you feel?

By | June 15th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Neuroplasticity|0 Comments

YUM STRAWBERRY JELLY (vegan, gf, sugar-free, diabetic-friendly)

YUM STRAWBERRY JELLY (vegan, gf, sugar-free, diabetic-friendly) Because of the use of low-glycemic sugar-free sweetening, combined with the naturally low carbohydrate density of strawberries, this delectable dessert is diabetic-friendly!

By | June 14th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Gluten-Free, Kids, Recipes|0 Comments

5-yr-old Harumi Makes Cinnamon Baked Bananas (gf, v, df, ef, sf, pf)

Let 5 y.o. Harumi teach you how easy it is to cook healthy & delicious food! If Harumi can do it, so can you!!! Dr. Theresa Nicassio yumfoodforliving.com

By | May 5th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Events, Gluten-Free, Kids, Recipes|0 Comments

‘YUM’ is Sweeping International Book Awards with Surprising Message to “PIG-Out”

PRESS RELEASE: Game-Changing Gluten-Free Cookbook 'YUM' Sweeps International Awards (May 4, 2016) With Surprising Message to "PIG-Out!"

Gluten-Free Living Magazine YUM Pizza Recipe in “Beyond GF” Pizza Night Feature

For some of us, gluten is only the beginning... When you live with food sensitivities or live with someone who does, you know how hard it can be to enjoy many of the simple pleasures in life. Being able to order up a pizza is one of them. When you need to avoid gluten, that can be hard enough, but w [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Articles, Blog, Gluten-Free, Kids, NEWS, Press, Recipes|0 Comments