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Amanda Chantal Bacon On Self-Care, Building A Wellness Empire & Surviving Controversy

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“My job is being a manager, cheerleader, salesperson and marketer for these plants that have saved my life.”

 Amanda Chantal Bacon

What do you become when your mom is the CEO of a prestigious fashion empire and your dad is a musician accompanying notorious acts like Billy Idol and the art punk group Suicide?

You alchemize that business savvy with artistry. And pivot.

Such is the tale of plant alchemist and holistic heroine Amanda Chantal Bacon — a wellness entrepreneur committed to the idea that food is equal parts art and medicine; as much about pleasure as healing; and that creativity and sustenance can be one and the same.

A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute and former Food & Wine Editor at the LA Times, Amanda served apprentice duties under Suzanne Goin, the James Beard Award winning chef at the famous Luques Restaurant, who served as her mentor and inspiration behind Moon Juice, an online holistic apothecary and chain of elegant community-centric juice shops with three locations across Los Angeles that Amanda founded in 2012.


Amanda is also the author of the exquisite Moon Juice Cookbook*, and has been profiled extensively in the most prestigious publications in the world, including the New York Times Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Elle, Vogue, InStyle, and The Hollywood Reporter.

In addition, Amanda is no stranger to controversy. Last year found her square in the Internet’s vicious, vitriolic crosshairs — an experience we explore at length.

This is a conversation about Amanda’s eclectic upbringing and unique entrepreneurial path. It’s about taking control of your education and your path. It’s a conversation about self-care habits, and the power of plants to heal. And it’s about food not just as nourishment, but as an experience.

Spending time with Amanda was soothing and delightful.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the exchange.

Peace + Plants,


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Check out Amanda’s latest: The Moon Juice Cookbook: Cook Cosmically for Body, Beauty, and Consciousness*

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Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering, show notes and interstitial music; Shawn Patterson for graphics. Theme music by Ana Leimma.

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