Foods I Love:
Dandelion root tea
Foods I Avoid:
Nightshades (in small amounts only)
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After 10 years of medical mysteries, I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and chronic (systemic) candida and mold in my body. I learned that my body couldn’t digest gluten, soy, sugar and many other foods. Additionally, after years of being told nothing was wrong with me, through the help of Integrative Medical Doctors, I learned that I was suffering from heavy metal accumulation, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), chronic fatigue, an IGA deficiency and was born without the gene, MTHFR which is key in detoxification.
I began to realize quickly that medicine could only do so much – it wasn’t offering my body what it needed to heal. I needed to overhaul my lifestyle. Through research and the help of Integrative M.D’s, I decided to adopt an organic, ‘Clean’ lifestyle. I started integrating acupuncture, yoga, meditation, herbal medicine, and organic, fresh, unprocessed foods.
Since then I built TheHealthyApple.com, and have restored and replenished my body and have remained symptom free ever since. I’ve had mercury fillings removed from my mouth, went through two years of IV chelation, and detoxed everything from my makeup to my cleaning products to my food and everything I put into and onto my b ody. My diet now consists of 100% organic lean proteins, health fats, and lots of fresh veggies. The past few years have helped me understand that there is something to learn from every doctor and every life experience.
Today, I still work with an Integrative M.D. to continue to heal and I feel great. I am constantly researching, traveling and interviewing other Integrative and Functional Medicine Doctors to help me and my clients feel their absolute best. I am excited to be publishing my first vegetarian cookbook (gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, egg-free) in March 2016!
It’s important to note that each of our bodies is different and what works for one person may no be the best thing for someone else. I have over 20 clients who have autoimmune disease and they do terrible on the Autoimmune Protocol and they do great on nuts and gluten-free grains. I also have clients that do better eating animal protein and others who thrive eating more veggies. My advice is to find a balance with foods that you enjoy for your lifestyle. I love the foods I eat and everyday is a new opportunity to explore more flavors with simple, one ingredient, whole, organic foods!