Primary Food: A new look at what feeds us


For Rev. DJ CherishTheLuv, food we eat is secondary food. Primary food is everything life that nourishes us before we eat—our creativity, our relationships, our spirituality, physical activity, and more.

Heritage Radio Network is proud to debut Primary Food, hosted by Rev. DJ CherishTheLuv. She is currently undergoing aggressive cancer treatment and seeking the finest, and funnest, things in life.

Primary Food airs live every Thursday at 6:00pm EST. Episodes are available on demand at We recommend subscribing on iTunes for the freshest episodes downloaded automatically every week!

From Rev DJ CherishTheLuv

Why did you decide to create Primary Food?

We easily can talk about what we ate and recall what we fed ourselves today, but we find it harder to talk about all the other ways in which we NOURISHED ourselves today. Non-food nourishment comes in all forms: our relationships, our jobs, travel, furthered education, our spirituality, our physical activity, connection to music and dance, creative output, etc.

When we have high quality primary food, the food we eat, secondary food, tends to be higher quality as well. This isn’t something I hear people discussing, but it is the concept that changed the course of my cancer treatment. This is why I have been teaching this concept, in person, and on air, to anyone I can, because I know that just this one conversation can change a life, as it changed mine.

Who might be interested in your show?

Anyone who is interested in a lot more joy and a lot more realizing the good stuff in life is already surrounding you, would enjoy Primary Food.

What you're interested in exploring this season?

This season I will be sitting down with all sorts of folks who are expressing their creativity and getting it out there in the world; be it through written word, photography, music, dance, cooking, fashion, singing, songwriting, comedy and so much more. There is something for everyone this season!

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Episode 5: Celebrate Good Times, Come On!
Aired: Thursday, January 28th 2016

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Episode 4: Breasts And Lady Parts. Yeah We Said It
Aired: Thursday, January 14th 2016

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Episode 1: Primary Food Debuts!
Aired: Monday, October 26th 2015

Cynthia Cherish Malaran, aka Rev. DJ CherishTheLuv, a breast cancer patient at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC, talks about the importance of PRIMARY FOOD’s role in her successful cancer treatment in this pilot episode.

It was the great relationships with her Self, with others, with art, music, writing, nature, travel, food and dance, that were the groundwork of Cynthia’s successful and smooth cancer treatment. As Rev. DJ CherishTheLuv, she aims to share this knowledge to help others heal and find more ease and inner peace.

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