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Pat Tokuyama, Pharm.D., BCPS is a pharmacist by training and also a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist.
After working over 16 years in the healthcare industry, he’s come to understand the impact of food can have on health.
It’s this background that’s led him to design several Japanese cooking programs to empower people how to eat a healthier more balanced diet with Japanese food.
He believes that with a balanced diet AND regular exercise, it IS possible to get off or reduce reliance on certain prescription medications or avoid taking them all together.
Having significant family history of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, it’s a personal goal he himself sets out to accomplish each day – to never have to take prescription medications for chronic diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.
The method he’s using to stay healthy? Committing to and making micro-steps of forward progress in terms of a well-balanced diet and exercise!
Back in 2016, Pat established All day i eat like a shark (blog) to share his love for healthy cooking and travel.
Being impacted by the books he had read, he gradually changed his diet to eat less meat. He also decided in 2018, to write his own book on Japanese tofu – Tofu Ryouri – Simple Japanese Tofu Recipes to Cook Healthier at Home. This was his way of helping others discover the wonderful world of Japanese tofu which was also a reflection of the changes he made in his diet.
Pat continues to regularly create videos and share his love of Japanese cuisine through his blog and Youtube channel. He began to focus on video to help demystify Japanese food and make it simple and more accessible for home cooks and foodies to recreate in their own kitchen.
The one thing that was missing?
And so the Japanese Cooking Club was born!
He enjoys bringing people of different backgrounds together with food. And he believes that when together, we can all learn something from each other.
So this Cooking Club isn’t so much just about showing people a new way of cooking Japanese food, but also having a good time and a safe space where like-minded people can go to for support and connect with each other.
The Japanese Cooking club is one way that he helps to empower people to take more control and responsibility for their lives, while also combining two of his passions – food and helping people learn, grow and ensure their longevity!