meetTheStaff_lisa-194x300As a Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Lisa Pate utilizes the healing power of nature to maintain and restore health in her clients. Every illness has an underlying cause, often an aspect of the lifestyle, diet or habits of an individual. Dr. Pate often explains that food is medicine and believes the foundation of health is diet. The Purple seed was developed from this philosophy. Frustrated with the lack of options for grabbing a quick organic, nutritious meal, Dr. Pate began discussing solutions with her colleague Becky Cortez and thus The Purple Seed was born.

meetTheStaff_becky-194x300Becky Cortez is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist working as a consultant dietitian with over 2,000 hours of clinical experience. She graduated from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and completed an internship through North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana. She also holds Lifestyle Educator and Personal Training certifications. Becky has studied nutrition for over 10 years and has a passion for using whole foods to create nourishing meals that heal the body. She creates meals with a purpose- modifying traditional recipes to be healthier and more flavorful. Becky also offers plans such as weight loss, detoxification and gut restoration.