Health knowledge made personal
Isabel Lizarazu grew up in a medical household in Bolivia, where her father is a highly respected physician. From an early age, she was exposed to both conventional and native healing methods, as well as Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicine. At 18 she went to Germany to study medicine but became disenchanted with conventional approaches to healing, and turned to studying the traditional medicines, herbs and foods of people around the world.
She has since traveled extensively in the world studying both conventional and natural medicine, nutrition and herbology. She has worked as a midwife, nutritional counselor and educator in large cities, small border towns and Indian reservations. She helped to found, along with Garbriel Howearth and others, the organic seed company Seeds of Change.
Isabel holds a Masters Degree from the Arizona School of Acupunture and Oriental Medicine. She is certified in Chinese Herbology, Midwifery, Emergency Medical Assistance, Iridology, Reiki and Herbology of the Southwest. She has studied and shamanistic/native healing with Callawayas (traditional healers) in Bolivia, folk practitioners in Ecuador, curanderas in Mexico, sufis in Iran, and Apache and Navajo healers in Arizona.
Isabel is now a Licensed Acupuncturist in private practice in Tucson, Arizona. She practices Chinese, Tibetan, Ayurvedic and folk medicine from around the world. In her medical practice, she sees people who are not getting the nutrition they need from the foods they are eating—their cells are starving. While she provides her clients healing support through medical treatments, she wanted them to experience the health they could receive through proper nutrition. Shopping and preparing highly nutritional, balanced, organic foods is not easy for active people, let alone those suffering from age or illness. Many of her clients have no means to prepare nutritional foods—they eat only in restaurants or buy processed, quick foods. Others have no regular access to organic foods. Others struggle to learn the entirely new nutritional concepts. She needed a way to support their nutritional healing that would fit into their lifestyles.
She developed Inti-qo Treasures of the Sun foods, oils and teas to provide her clients and all others with nutritional support for their family’s healing and overall health. She combines different foods that would be healthy, easily digestible, free of adverse reactions, easy to prepare, and above all, delicious. In this way, she developed her Organic Salteñas (pocket pies), Organic Quinoa Humintas (tamales), Organic Quinoa Milk, and Organic Quinoa Milk Powder—quick and healthy foods from her homeland that fit into modern lifestyles.