Clean, whole food lover and quite possibly your biggest cheerleader in healthy living.
I have been married for 13 years to my amazing husband, Marc, who is my biggest cheerleader in life. We live in downtown Calgary, Alberta and do our best to surround ourselves with all the fabulous things inner-city life has to offer, but truly enjoy losing ourselves in the Rocky Mountains just a short distance away as much as possible. I love Hawaii, and will do almost anything to spend more time exploring the islands, relaxing on the beach and playing in the ocean. San Francisco and the Bay area is another favorite place to travel. I am a runner, new to the adventure that is road cycling, and enjoy hiking.
I came to discover the world of nutrition initially through Meghan Telpner when she was blogging over at Making Love in the Kitchen, and in turn became a huge ambassador of clean, whole, delicious food through the Fab Uplift Detox and have graduated as a Culinary Nutrition Expert through the Academy of Culinary Nutrition online program. I love to encourage and motivate others to healthy living through Twitter, Instagram and the Edible Balance Facebook page.
I hesitate to define or label myself in any shape or form in terms of my dietary choices. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease over 12 years ago, I am 100% gluten free. Every day is still a learning curve, but I love a good challenge. A few years ago, I transitioned into a mostly plant-based lifestyle in an effort to find the best and healthiest way to live, honour our environment and ultimately honour the body God gave me. While it served me for a time, I have recently opened myself up to giving my body what it needs, embracing all clean, whole foods. Getting rid of the food labels, and ditching the trends.
Over a year ago I was given the diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This came after years of doctors visits, treatments, and innumerable testing because of my struggle with adult-onset acne and hormone imbalance. Much of what you will see on this blog is my effort to find ways of healing my body through food, nutrition and being as active as I can. As of July 2014 I was given the incredible news that the PCOS is under control, all thanks and gratitude to natural, organic, healing foods, herbs, and supplements. No medication. The Skin I’m In Series shares a bit about that, I encourage you to check those posts out!
This life is an ongoing balancing act. My hope is to share my journey as open and honest as I can, good and bad, so that others won’t feel alone in theirs.
“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to continue to inspire others the best way I know how; by living a healthy, purposeful life!”