Back To A Simpler Life was born from my personal struggles and experiences through the years with multiple health issues. Ultimately, I love food – but my body does not deal well with a lot of different foods. In 2011, because I was tired of being sick all the time, I took a panel of allergy testing and discovered that I have many food and environmental allergies and sensitivities.
My journey to health truly started when I took the results that I received from the lab and set up and followed a very strict elimination and rotation diet. While this spanned several months and was a very rigorous process, it was the turning point in the journey to healing my body.
The art of healing comes from nature and not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature with an open mind. — Paracelsus
To continue to improve my health, I then decided to study nutrition, and I became a Certified Nutritional Counsellor in 2014. I have successfully eliminated all food from my diet that I react to, and today I am able to enjoy a wide variety of recipes, all created from scratch, that are pleasing to even the most discerning of people.
As well as the food allergies/sensitivities, I also, regretfully, cope with a significant number of environmental allergies and have reactions to most perfume and chemical smells. As a result, I started making my own personal care and cleaning products from scratch as well.
At present, I have been off all pharmaceutical medications for several years, where once I took multiple, daily medications, and I only take over the counter (OTC) medications on the rare occasion. I work with various alternative health practitioners, including a Naturopath (specializing in Homeopathy), an Osteopath, Massage Therapist, and Nutritionist, to maintain my health.
Through my life experience and education, I want to assist others who are suffering from general health concerns because of food or environmental allergies and/or sensitivities. I would like to be that first step in you getting “back to a simpler life” by learning how to manage your allergies and sensitivities. My hope is that my website will help you so that you do not have to go through all the struggles that I did in finding information and resources.