Hi! Thanks for reading my blog! I started this blog for a variety of reasons, but mainly to spread my passion for health and nutrition to others. For years now my friends and family have come to me for advice, so I thought sharing questions I get from them may be similar to ones you may have too!
Getting diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2002 was a major eye-opener for me. It made me realize that what we put in our bodies is ultimately what we get out. It sounds a little cliché, you may have heard this plenty of times before, but it’s so true. Impacts and repercussions from our diet are rarely immediate; it is typically a gradual process which begins to show up later in various ways. I knew something wasn’t right with me; I was getting sick all the time and constantly felt bloated and simply worn out.
It was a whole new journey after my diagnosis. At 21, I got a one-paged paper from the gastroenterologist on the foods I had to cut out completely from my diet, forever. At the time, my diet pretty much consisted of everything I wasn’t allowed to eat anymore: pasta, burritos, pizza, bagels, and sandwiches. This was also before anyone really knew what ‘gluten-free’ meant. Supermarkets did not offer the selection they do now! It was a shock, and I had to adapt quickly. In a way I’m really glad I did not have all those food alternatives within my reach—it forced me to eat a very clean, simple diet—I think the way we’re intended to eat 90% of the time anyway.
My experience sparked an intrigue inside of me to explore health and nutrition on a much deeper level. When I lived in Australia, I worked for a natural health shop where I was able to coach people daily who were newly diagnosed with celiac disease, or just looking to live a healthier lifestyle. It felt amazing going in every day, helping that many more people on their own personal journey. I truly believe prevention is the best medicine of all and the foods we eat and the lifestyle we lead have the power to create the outcome we choose.
I love sharing information with others and help any way I can, and how good it feels when people are inspired to live their healthiest life possible. I hope you enjoy my blog!