I just thought that before I delve too far into any nutrition/fitness information, that I would tell you all a little bit about myself!
My name is Angie. I recently turned 29. I graduated from college in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in English/Writing. As it turns out, it’s tough to make a living through reading & writing, so I took an online certification program for nutrition.
When I started my own nutritional journey, I had unexplained symptoms, such as waking several times throughout the night, aches and pains including plantar issues, painful periods, and seasonal affective disorder (or SAD). Little did I know, that these symptoms were my body trying to tell me something was wrong! I embarked on the path that I have been on ever since–eliminating refined sugar and grains from my diet, reducing my carbohydrate intake, and banishing processed foods in order to focus on whole foods. Personally, I also implement whole food supplements to fill in any gaps. (The quality of the food supply in our country is an issue I will touch on more in a future post.)
I saw remarkable results. Within about six months, the pain in my heels and aching in my joints and low back were completely gone. I was able to train for and run a full marathon (26.2 miles) without any injury. My PMS symptoms have disappeared almost entirely, I began sleeping through the night, and continue still to see improvements in my mood and wellness. My skin and hair are healthier now than they were ten years ago. I no longer suffer from Spring Allergies. My energy levels are sustained throughout the day. I am so impressed with what whole foods have done for me, that I want to help as many people as possible to seek natural remedies to their ailments.
The truth is, whole foods can change your life if you let them. And I am here to help. Nutrition and wellness have always been one of my passions, so this has been a very natural evolution for me. Currently, I am a Certified Nutrition Health Coach. I have been working in my hometown under this title for three years now. I have over a hundred clients that I see on a regular basis, and I am passionate about helping them to get themselves well! But in the small community of around 14,000 that I live in, my reach can only go so far.
So here I am. It has been suggested to me in the past by a very close friend of mine that I start a nutrition blog. Now, a year from my 30th birthday, I feel like the time has never been better. So please, follow me. Invite your family and friends! Ask questions! And take charge of your own health. Turn back the clock. Your body will thank you!
Yours in health,