I often get asked what does 'Rice of Life' mean? Or how did I come up with the name?
It is a harder question to ask than one might think. The reason being, like most good names, it didn't come from a logical thought process. But more of an intuitive one.
I wanted a name that summarized all that I wanted to talk about. Food, yes. But also how and where it comes from, and all that it influences - our bodies, digestion, thoughts, moods, emotions, and spirit. Yes, food effects everything!
I was brainstorming potential names with my friend Ella. When we came to Rice of Life it just 'felt' right.
Of all foods out there, I can't think of one that I relate more to than rice. It is my ancestral grain. Millions of people in Southern India depend on it daily. It is also a big part of the culture. In weddings and other religious ceremonies, we throw rice as a symbol of health and good fortune.
Rice (particularly brown rice) is said to have healing properties. The traditional Japanese or macrobiotic diet is said to have healed many ailments, including tuberculosis, by following a strict diet regimen that is centered around brown rice.
And lastly, I wanted a name that was kind of fun, lighthearted, and easy to remember. I hope you enjoy it!