I am 20 years old, currently living in Longmont Colorado and pursuing a career in nutrition, where I hope to one day open up my own practice and help others in the same way that I have been helped. My free time is often spent writing poetry, painting, or spending time with friends and family.
At a young age, I found myself sick and overweight, often falling asleep near the toilet, unable to move or else agitating my stomach pain and nausea. A new rash appeared almost daily and I accepted the painful battle between my muscles and my skin as normal, tightening one muscle at a time from my head to my toes, in hopes of easing the discomfort. Shooting pain would strike my heart like lightening and skip beats with every bolt. The thought of food made me sick, yet leaving my stomach an empty pit, made me even sicker. I began having anxiety, unable to leave the house without making myself sick over the possibility of dying, and falling asleep with my hand over my heart, paying close attention to the rhythm and praying that it wouldn’t stop.
After years of normalizing the excess of symptoms that surged through my body, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Hashimotos, as well as Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), food allergies, leaky gut syndrome, and hormonal imbalances. A dangerous combination that put my body into a place of exhaustion.
Up until the last few years, I was unaware that every substance your body is exposed to, has either a positive or negative effect on how it is able to function. The foods that you feed your body and the chemicals that you use are either helping you or hurting you. Just like putting the wrong type of gasoline in your car will hurt the engine, putting the wrong things into your body will also hurt your bodily engine.
After removing chemicals from my home and decreasing my intake of sugar and processed foods, I have been able to improve my health substantially.
In this blog, I hope to educate you on the things that are often left unspoken surrounding food, chemicals, and the body, as well encourage you to make changes to find a healthier you through tips, recipes, and healthy alternatives. My goal is not to help you lose weight or alter your appearance, but to help you discover how great the body was truly designed to feel, although losing a few pounds may come with a healthier body;)
What you weren’t taught, is not your fault.
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