My healing journey has led me to adopt and embrace a vibrant lifestyle in all its facets; and to help other women achieve the same.
My healing journey has led me to adopt and embrace a whole food plant based lifestyle; and help others achieve vibrant health.
I truly believe in the incredible energy-giving, and healing properties of plants via food and supplementation – hence why I love Superfeast tonic herbs, adaptogens, and mushrooms.
In 2016 I felt like I was frantically treading water in the deep end after the arrival of my colicky second child. I became plagued with ailments which severely affected my quality of life, and that of my family.
I became ill five times in the first 5 months of baby’s life with what I thought was “gastro”, which turned out to be E.Coli contamination in our rural water supply. A filter fixed the water and the “gastro” ceased, however my gut health was ruined leaving me with intestinal permeability – AKA “Leaky Gut”.
I was unable to tolerate many foods and my health deteriorated further. I was sleep deprived, lethargic, brain foggy, irritable/rage-y, had severe eczema, joint aches, digestive issues (gas/bloating), liver discomfort, menstrual concerns, poor immune function, adrenal fatigue, and battled with yeast overgrowth symptoms.
Eliminating the foods I was sensitive to eased some of my symptoms. I was forced to become passionate for cooking whole foods. I spent a great amount of time in the kitchen trying to heal myself with nutrition (and still do). But whole, unprocessed foods (including a lot of home grown animal protein) weren’t enough to heal me. By 2017 I wasn’t eating dairy, eggs, soy or wheat, and I was following a super-clean Paleo-like diet, yet my symptoms persisted.
After almost 3 years of trial and error with nutrition and supplements, and with encouragement from friends who were healing from cancer and autoimmune disease, I decided to quit meat and trial a whole food plant based diet. I had nothing to lose and was willing to try anything once – after all, I could always go back to meat if it didn’t work out! So I based my diet on fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, wholegrains, legumes, and beans. In the early days when I was transitioning I would occasionally still have some meat, yet this always left me feeling heavy and uncomfortable.
Eating a whole food plant based diet meant my body was absolutely flooded with anti-inflammatory nutrients and fibre, allowing for detoxification and healing to take place. Most of my ailments started disappearing within the first 3 months. It was astounding how quickly my health turned around. The best parts were having consistent energy and no more brain fog. Oh and being eczema free!
As a practice nurse I see many people living with diseases of the modern-day lifestyle; and on a multitude of daily medications. Illnesses such as type two diabetes, cancer, heart disease and arthritis are significantly influenced by what we choose to ingest. I am here to empower and assist others in implementing the changes necessary to prevent and/or heal from these illnesses. Talk to me about a lifestyle programme today.