I have always known that eating a healthy, whole food based diet is good for us. I did not know how much making the wrong food choices can harm us. I was blown away by the disappearance of symptoms that I didn’t even realize were not normal (or at least not healthy); headaches, stomachaches, bloating, edema, congestion, fatigue. I thought it was fairly normal for a person’s ankles to swell up each day (it wasn’t a huge amount, just enough for me to notice) – I thought it was just the effect of gravity pulling that little bit of fat from my legs down toward my feet. I know – laugh at the silly girl; I didn’t know any better. It was my only explanation for what I was noticing in my body. When I started on my elimination diet, and the 10 pounds of chronic inflammation I was holding on to melted away like butter on a hot summer day, I didn’t even know what to think.
I started researching and digging into food allergies and intolerances and began learning all about concepts that I hadn’t even heard about. I was downhearted when I learned about the true state of our “health” care and food systems. My passion was ignited. Even though I already have my Masters degree in Public Health and am a Certified Health Education Specialist, I am now studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I have always considered myself a foodie, now I think I might be a food fanatic!
Abundance and Health is yours,