Tia Mowry, Actress & Cookbook Author, On Healing With Food & Parenting With Purpose

mbg Chief Content Officer By Olessa Pindak
mbg Chief Content Officer
Olessa Pindak is the chief content officer at mindbodygreen and one of the hosts of the mindbodygreen podcast. Formerly the executive editor at Prevention, she’s worked at Condé Nast, Rodale, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

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You may know Tia Mowry from her role on Sister, Sister in the '90s in which she starred opposite her identical twin sister, Tamera Mowry. What you may not know is Tia is a big advocate for food that's not just healthy but that's healthy and delicious, which was the inspiration for her cookbook, Whole New You.

From the age of 12, Tia loved being in the kitchen with her mom, starting as her mom's sous chef and eventually cooking multiple meals a week for her family. Everything changed, however, in 2006 when she was diagnosed with endometriosis, and her doctor recommended she change her diet. It was then Tia began to understand how food can be medicine.

I sat down with Tia on the mbg podcast to hear about her wellness journey and how it has influenced who she is today. As a mother to her 7-year-old son, Cree, and 8-month-old daughter, Cairo, Tia lets us in on how she prioritizes wellness for herself and in her family's busy life. Tia cooks with a lot of herbs and spices to add flavor to her healthy meals and all the recipes she talks about can be found at McCormick.

In this episode you'll hear about:

  • The yearlong diet Tia credits for helping her conceive her first child
  • How Tia gets her kids excited in the kitchen!
  • The No. 1 piece of advice she would give for couples struggling with infertility

Tia opens up about the struggles she faced during her pregnancies and why she felt compelled to write her first book, Oh, Baby! She tells us about the times when wellness has fallen to the bottom of her priority list and the two practices she turns to that always bring it back up. "You have to prioritize yourself and take care of you," she says, acknowledging that it's easier said than done. Her personal stories, advice, and go-to routines will inspire you to find forgiveness for yourself, no matter where you are in your wellness journey.

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