#45 – Wayo Longoria – Plant Based Nutrition and The Human Behind “Casa de Luz”

“There’s nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come”.
Wayo Longoria
A visionary person with a passion for community and wellness are the perfect words to describe Wayo Longoria. He comes from a Mexican family that specializes in the industry of oil production, but that didn’t hold him to change the course of his life and become a pioneer in the macrobiotic lifestyle and plant based diet. Today Wayo is the person behind Casa de Luz.
Casa de Luz is a non-profit community wellness center. In the words of Wayo, it can be called: educational – experiential – wellness – community center. Educational because when people attend they’re accustomed to feeding highly processed food and by eating at Casa de Luz they’re learning a new way of living. Experiential because people are learning by doing, as it has a volunteers program. Wellness because everything that happens there results benefitial for everyone. And lastly community happens on its own.
Wayo Longoria doesn’t like to be in the spotlight of Casa de Luz, he prefers the well established difference between him and the center which he claims to have a life of its own. His whole motivation is to share that something so simple and humble can be so powerful and life changing. 
His ideas are defined by the wholefood nutrition based in plants. Wayo afirms that the word ‘macrobiotic’ to describe their food,  sounds too science-y. Macrobiotic actually means ‘great life’ and that includes food, but it’s so much more. It means to live every part of your life consciously, therefore be aware of your diet and become one with the plant you eat.
To wrap things up, adopting a plant-based diet can offer numerous health benefits and contribute to a more sustainable and ethical food system. As Wayo Longoria has demonstrated through his inspiring journey, making the switch to a plant-based diet can be both manageable and rewarding. Whether it’s for personal health, animal welfare, or environmental reasons, choosing to eat more plant-based meals is a positive step towards a healthier, happier, and more compassionate lifestyle. So why not give it a try and see how a plant-based diet can transform your life too?

In this conversation, you will learn about:

  • Plant based diet
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Macrobiotics
  • Lifelong learning
  • Nutrition
  • … and more!

Enjoy the interview! 


  • Connect with Wayo and Casa de Luz on their Website 


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