Real Food: My Journey

IMG_1687I’m a Real Food nerd.  As in the glasses wearing, up late at night, armed with my laptop and cup of herbal tea, researching to my heart’s delight, kind of nerd.  A “crazy hippie” as my family has lovingly named me.  And I truly love talking about and helping others; on their own health journey; but that’s just what it is…a journey.  I didn’t wake up one morning and decide that I was only ever eating organic vegetables and grass fed meat for the rest of time….ok, well maybe after a Ben and Jerry’s binge once or twice,  but that wore off the next morning…at breakfast.  I truly admire you people who can make good health decisions before the crisis happens; I’m just not one of you.  It’s my stubborn streak, I suppose – the force runs strong in our family.  No, for me it took several “incurable” health crises to rethink things and make adjustments.  And for so long, they weren’t even permanent adjustments.  I would go back and forth with my diet, hoping that something had changed and I could go back to my beloved processed, sugar-laden, refined carb rich diet.  We had been so good together for so long!  Why God, why?!?  And then I had enough. Continue reading