How We Feel begins with How We Eat
Whole, nutrient-dense, delicious.
Free of gluten, corn, sugar, soy, additives.
Whether you're healthy or ill,
I will help you, step-by-step, at your own pace.
If you're healthy and just want to clean up your diet, you might be surprised at how eating Real Food can make you feel even better!
If you have health issues, then dietary changes might truly be the key to helping you feel much better. It was for me!
I hope this website inspires you through my personal experiences, mouth-watering meal ideas, my articles, and a rich body of educational resources. I provide holistic nutrition consulting, practical support, clean meals, and cooking sessions. I help sort through the maze of conflicting health information, help you understand symptoms, and work step-by-step with you to implement health-supportive diet and lifestyle measures. Together, we can work on motivation, menus, meal planning, cooking or shopping skills, and I can arm you with recipes that are much more delicious than you can imagine!
Falling Back in Love with Food
We are so fortunate. We live in a country where fresh, real, whole food abounds, ready to nourish our bodies delectably. Access to real food is a privilege, often neglected.
When we make real food a priority, we fall back in love with the beautiful flavors and textures that Mother Nature intended. We give our bodies the tools we need to age gracefully, to heal, to grow, to thrive. All without feeling one bit deprived. Because we are eating delicious meals, we feel full, and we are not counting calories. We notice how bad the other stuff tastes and how bad it makes us look and feel. When we make real food a priority, our bodies love us for it.
Even the simplest dietary changes can improve one's wellness, with improved sleep, mood, energy and weight. And on this journey one can experience the most amazing range of results, even to the extent of resolving chronic symptoms!
Convenience Over Health?
Our busy lives can lead us to turn a blind eye to what we know to be true: we are what we eat.
We slip into the habit of choosing convenience over health. Food-on-the-run, processed meats, hybridized wheat products, and food-like-substances with eternal shelf-life. These fillers are ridden with gluten, sugar, GMOs, antibiotics, bad fats, additives, preservatives, flavorings, colorings and addictive chemicals. They trigger inflammation and they're causing us harm.
Inflammation: Our Bodies are Speaking to Us
Inflammation is the body’s natural immune response, creating swelling and pain to protect us, and telling us that something's wrong. But when the body is under constant assault, unbridled inflammation becomes the root cause of disease: GI problems, auto-immune disorders, arthritis, thyroid, allergies, food sensitivities, asthma, eczema, heart disease, leaky gut, cancer, obesity, diabetes, depression, ADHD, autism, anxiety, migraines, Alzheimer’s…
Chronic inflammation underlies almost every chronic health issue plaguing our society today. It's appearing at younger and younger ages, yet it can also lie quietly for years before it suddenly manifests anywhere in the body.
Food as a Major Contributor
Over the past generation (around the advent of "TV Dinners"), the industrialization of food, convenience foods, and our over-scheduled society have pushed real, whole food aside. We are now seeing the long-term effects of the “Standard American Diet” we’ve been feeding our families. While we have eradicated the epidemic infectious diseases of yesteryear, today’s epidemic chronic diseases are born within our own bodies.
Turning to Real Food
While we cannot control every toxic burden contributing to inflammation, we have much control over a most dominating influence: The food we eat. Few choices we make have as powerful an effect on our health as what we choose to eat. Eating real food boosts the immune system, supports gut flora, reduces inflammation, and influences gene expression.
The body is a healing machine - when given excellent nutrition, even after decades of damage, its natural tendencies to heal take over. In the words of Hippocrates, “Let Food Be Thy Medicine.” I can help you get back into the kitchen and show you how easy it is to make Real Food a more delicious, more important part of your life!