- I am the mom of a six year old boy whose health is paramount to me.
- I am fifty years old and vain. I want to look and feel as well as possible.
- I have been cooking since I was twelve years old. Food is a passion for me and I want it to be at least a delicious as it is healthy. I love to create recipes and I need a place to share them.
- I am fascinated by the gut science that is emerging. I think this is important medical information that every person should know. I am hoping I can create a road map to help others eat in a way that supports their health.
How did I start trending Paleo?
In January of 2012 I was feeling bad. I was so tired all the time. I have a young son and I didn’t want to do anything with him. I was approaching my 50th birthday and I was depressed. I called my doctor’s office and spoke to his physician’s assistant. I explained that I was feeling so tired and I didn’t know what was wrong. He recommended that I buy a book called Clean by Alejandro Junger. I got off the phone and downloaded it to my Kindle. It is a three week detox cleanse and it was amazing. I started feeling better after just four days. (Mind you, I had been coffee, soda and alcohol free for many years when I started) The last year has been an exploration of what foods work for my particular body. I started with Dr. Junger’s Elimination Diet which excludes wheat, sugar, dairy, soy and a number of other foods. I stayed on that diet until October of 2012 when I did a pilot program for Dr. Junger’s Clean Gut. As my gut became healthier, I noticed that I was unable to digest grains and legumes. My diet now resembles the Paleo diet though I am not rigid about it.