Everyday, multiple times a day, we are faced with the decision of what to eat. Most of us are creatures of habit - we buy the same foods, make the same recipes and are comfortable in our ways. When you know your diet isn't great and need motivation to make that initial change - it can feel extremely overwhelming and daunting. This is completely normal - even the best [...]
About Amy MoldenhauerMy relationship with food has been interesting for as long as I can remember. I always had multiple food allergies, a weakened immune system and constant digestive distress. However, I turned a blind eye until I couldn’t any longer. A main turning point for me happened years ago: I had no idea what was happening to my body- it suddenly became covered in psoriasis, blistering, splitting and bleeding. No creams, ointments or light treatments budged it- in fact it arguably got worse. Every time I ate, a new reaction seemed to appear. A toilet always had to be close by, my hair was falling out, I spent a lot of time on the floor clutching a stabbing pain, and my brain was foggy. As a lot of my symptoms were appearing in the physical, the real damage was being done emotionally. I began hating food & my own body- where I began to think if I didn’t eat, less symptoms. But by not eating you can imagine how I played into the downfall. I now had no energy- the energy that typically fuelled my passion and drive for life, the energy I needed to make rational thoughts, the energy I needed to have any shot at getting healthy. Doctor’s repeatedly told me food had nothing to do with it, that I needed to be on medications, and to do further testing. It was at that point a little voice inside me grabbed a megaphone and said no: you know better. And luckily, I listened- I engulfed myself in researching diet and its role in autoimmune diseases, gut health, hormonal health and decided to pursue studies in Human Nutrition. As much as I’d love to say I got to the bottom of it straight away- it was simply the start of my journey. Throughout which it was discovered I had multiple parasites & bacterial overgrowth in my intestines which had manifested into leaky gut, multiple food intolerances, poor performing organs and a further weakened immune system. However, rather than fearing what my body was doing and going through, I had a whole new outlook- I was curious. Our bodies are not meant to do this, so what can I do about it?! This fuelled my desire to not only heal but also to share what I’ve learned with others. From personal experience, I know the physical and emotional impact food can have on the body- how it can be the source of breakdown or the source of breakthrough. Through on-going study and research, I know just how important a healthy diet is for not only just treating ill health but also as a main source of natural prevention. Today’s world is confusing to say the least. We are stressed, scared and constantly hit with nutritional information from different sources. I am here to shine some informative light on the ways food can benefit your overall health and wellbeing so that you can take control of your own body. And most importantly, to remind you: it’s a journey- but you don’t have to go it alone. No matter what part of your journey you are on, I’m all ears if you need any guidance or support.