It all started with an autoimmune disease

Ankylosing Spondylitis 

It awakened me to the healing power of food

And my inner wisdom, my intuition

Hey there! I'm Jessica. My greatest mission in life is to help YOU realize YOU hold the power to heal your body. When you begin experiencing health challenges and symptoms arise, it is simply your body speaking to you, trying to get your attention - telling you your body is out of balance. When we see our symptoms in this way, we can then ask WHY.

WHY is my body out of balance and HOW can I bring it back into balance?

And when you ask yourself this exact question you move away from symptom management (aka conventional medicine), and you move directly towards root healing. This is where we can resolve our health conditions once and for all and start living life well again. The first place to start healing the root is by addressing what you are putting into your body. Food is medicine and it is the first line of defense in healing the body naturally.

Here is my healing with food story:

The excruciating pain began in my early 20s. I remember thinking, I shouldn’t have full body arthritis so young. And if I do have arthritis how am I going to live the rest of my life like this? It was pretty severe and when I say full body, I mean full body - I had arthritis is my my hands, my feet, my back, my shoulders, my toes, my neck, my elbows, my knees, and in my spine….pretty much, everywhere. But it was the worst in my spine.

Now I have a pretty high threshold for pain so for years, the pain became something I accepted as part of life. But in time, it began interfering with my life. I had a really hard time doing normal everyday things like opening a jar, writing with a pen, getting into bed, getting out of bed, exercising, taking long car rides and the list continues.

This is when I decided - I am not living my life like this. I decided to take back control of my health.

So I visited a rheumatologist and was told my symptoms sounded like I probably had, Rheumatoid Arthritis. I didn’t feel so great about that, so I moved on to doctor #2 for another opinion.

This rheumatologist thought my symptoms sounded like Fibromyalgia. Lupus was also discussed. Again, that didn’t sit well with me. I decided to go for another opinion and try to get some clear answers, not just a probable diagnosis.

Rheumatologist #3 did some lab work and found that I had the gene for, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and I had one of the defining symptoms which was the spine pain.

I had never heard of this disease.

Could you tell me more?” I innocently asked.

She informed me it was a crippling disease – one which would eventually cause my spine to fuse together and in a few years, it would render me unable to walk.  She urged me to immediately go on immune suppressing drugs to stop the disease in its tracks.

Essentially this was conventional medicine prescribing fear.

I visited one final rheumatologist for one final opinion because at this point I was really scared. But the diagnosis and prescription were the same – Ankylosing Spondylitis and immune suppressing drugs.

Feeling overwhelmed and nervous, I contemplated the medicine (for just a second).

When I asked about the possible side effects, the doctor rattled off a list of not so great things, and then said...

"You'll also need to get the medicine via transfusion, which could make your heart stop. But don't worry, there is always an EMT on call." 

It was at that moment that I heard a voice from deep within, speaking to me – my intuition was rising up.

“Do not go on the drugs. You are not sick. Do not go on the drugs. You do not have this disease. Do not go on the drugs. There is another way. Do not listen to that doctor. Find another way. Investigate alternative options. Just do not go on the drugs.”

said my very wise, inner self.

And so it began. My healing journey. I decided to listen to my intuition over the conventional medical advice and said, thank you but no thank you.

I politely excused myself from the room, walked out of the doctor's office and never, ever returned.

Best decision of my life. It set off a chain of events that led me to transform my health using food as medicine and alternative forms of healthcare, as well as learning to trust my inner voice, my intuition

Now, I am back in the driver's seat and living life well... and for the record, I am still walking! 

I know with confidence that you too can create your own “healing with food” story and awaken optimal health.

And so today, it is my intention to help you find your inner voice and heal your body using food as medicine.

I hope you can find some inspiration, actionable steps and motivation from my work and that you walk away with more than you came! 

I am so grateful for my health because it enables me to live life well!

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