Marilyn’s Bio


In the 1970’s, Marilyn Moser-Waxman was one of a small adventurous group who helped to establish the health, wellness and organic food movement in the Philadelphia area by starting natural food stores, family health getaways, giving cooking and study classes and offering live-in study opportunities.

Since that time, Marilyn has continued to play an active role in bringing the awareness of healthy living to her community, again through personal chef services, cooking classes, lectures, consultations and Shiatsu massage.

Marilyn’s philosophy is simple: to obtain true health and well-being requires a few key factors that include exercise and freshly-prepared organic food. She recognizes that we are all unique and our dietary requirements are suited to our own individual state of health, our age, lifestyle and taste. What works for one individual may not work as well for another; what serves good health at one time in one’s life may not work at another time.

One of Marilyn’s specialties, after raising five children of her own, is working with families, either with new parents to help them establish sound nutrition from the start, or to gradually introduce new and nutritionally-dense food into family life, creating healthy eating habits.

In addition to educating people through cooking classes and lectures, Marilyn is a certified Shiatsu practitioner.
Ten years ago she created The Nourishing Well and began offering personal chef services. The Nourishing Well gives attention to those having health concerns as well as those who simply enjoy having someone else do the cooking! Marilyn caters to the individual, creating delicious meals regardless of which diet is followed. Her experience includes cooking for and meeting the requirements of those with Celiac, Gluten intolerance, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, low-residue diets, bone marrow transplant, Crohn’s, nut-soy-sesame-wheat allergies and weight issues to name a few.

And for those who just want someone else to do the cooking, she has long experience with Vegan, Vegetarian, Macrobiotic, Paleo, Mediterranean and Omnivorous diets.