I grew up the oldest of 4, taking care of our very sick momma, who did not have a good experience swimming through a health care system that couldn't help her. So, I went to nursing school to see if I could make a difference in the care people experience.
As a nurse, I met many patients like my mom that the system simply couldn't help. Medications treat symptoms but only food and lifestyle change can affect the root cause.
I started to watch my own health slip down the path of my mom's. I was 22 and felt sick and tired ALL. THE. TIME.
I tried energy drinks with ginseng and B12,
I tried going gluten free (which helped a little),
I tried Auto Immune Protocol (which was exhausting and left me hungry all the time),
I tried antidepressants for a short time (which didn't help at all)
Finally, I found Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride's Gut and Psychology Syndrome book. This book gave me my life back and got me back on the right track. I learned that the power to heal my body was there all along hidden in the foods provided by God's beautiful creation. After a year of faithfully building my health through sweat and tears in the kitchen, I transitioned off of GAPS to a diet guided by the Weston A Price Association's recommendations - just in the nick of time because the Lord has blessed Jabez and I with our first baby!
I look forward to hearing about your health journey and seeing it unfold!