There has been a few changes on this blog first is the name which was formally known asThe Indigenous Kitchen, is now known as Indigenous Natural Living. I wanted my blog to reflect the balance in my life and not just focus solely on food, so join me on my journey of exploring and living a balanced natural and holistic lifestyle.  


The Story & The Journey

My journey to holistic health and wellness has been a long and challenging process, with so many trials and errors behind me, which had left me on many crossroads to searching for the perfect fit to my changing health and wellness needs.

Among these many paths I found various books, blogs and magazines that gave me a good footing to ask questions, seek broader resources and obtain more knowledge to tread further on my holistic journey. In May of 2010 I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes and my whole view of health, fitness and wellness changed forever (will cover in more detail with a post). While trying to process the emotional and physical aspects with being diabetic it became clear that everything to my whole wellness is in ME, all I have to do is seek the knowledge of my roots (history, origin and culture), and there I will find the answers to emerging my complete wellness.

I am more geared to eating and creating 100% nature inspired plant-based foods from the earth. I have also transitioned to more holistic, natural and organic products, created in my kitchen or from other natural sources, that enhances my whole essence from the top of my crown to the tips of my feet. 

My fitness which I refer to as my wellness is very simple which consists of running, yoga, lifting weights and walking. I do not put too much emphasis on what my body looks like, but just measure my progress on how I feel and what my body can do.  

I am not a fitness professional and am not in any position to give fitness or training tips. I just know what works for me and benefits all areas of my life to bring whole balance peacefully and positively.

Join me as I create and explore the various palates of nature inspired foods and balance a natural holistic lifestyle.

Aasyah W. Badr


Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food― Imhotep