I love food! Especially healthy [natural/organic/chemical-free] food that has flavor. I don’t follow any diet per se, but I believe in less chemicals! Did you know in a single “natural flavoring ingredient” there can be up to 200 different ingredients!? Yeah, me neither! I hope to continue my research and share my knowledge here. It is a shame that those of us with less income have to take the brunt to our health for what we can afford to eat. I am hoping to illustrate that we can all eat healthy [chemical free], even on a budget!
I love trying new recipes and sharing them here. In my early twenties, I had a love-hate relationship with food. I tried diet food, fad diets, had my personal struggles with disordered eating. I thought being thin was all about luck or deprivation. But now I know that health doesn’t mean buying “diet” food or counting calories. It’s about eating real food! Once health is the focus, everything else, like a slim figure and self confidence, comes right along with it.
To eat and be healthy, especially if you are doing so frugally, takes a deliberate and concerted effort. I earned by B.S. in Organizational Communication with a Minor in English from Appalachian State University. I am now studying to become a Master Nutritional Therapist through the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver, Colorado. Choosing a school was arduous. It came down to whether I cared more about the degree itself or the education. There are many quick degrees in a box, but that’s not what I wanted. I chose NTI based upon the curriculum. I wanted to study a wide array of topics. Their program takes about four years and is quite extensive, covering topics from Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, to Cancer, Detoxing, Reproductive Health, and Disease Prevention. Their alums are doing meaningful and ground breaking things within the industry, and that’s what I plan to do. I hope to share this passion with you and hope to inspire you to get passionate about your health.
Although our health is very much about what we eat, it’s also about what we expose ourselves to chemically, emotionally, spiritually, etc. Many people want to play the role of dietary saints, but when it comes to your health, you shouldn’t put on your blinders to everything else outside of diet.