I’m Amy Sheree – the recipe developer, food stylist and photographer behind this blog. I started this blog as a way to create a space where tasty, easy and healthy food can be made while still taking in account the amount of allergies that people are developing over the recent years. I focus on eating clean, non-gmo, organic foods to properly nourish our bodies so we can feel our best. I am a big fan of making cooking easier (like these easy healthy blueberry blender muffins), meal prepping and having fun while doing it!
My Own Health Journey:
I was fairly healthy as a child and teenager, but once I hit 23 I developed a scary amount of symptoms that lead me to where I am today. I dealt with 2 1/2 years of difficulty breathing, panic and anxiety, vertigo, skin issues, orthorexia, adrenal fatigue, extreme body pain, inflammation, and chemical sensitivities. I developed some pretty severe sensitivities to certain foods like eggs and chemicals like toxic home products and hair color. I developed these issues while I was a hairstylist – I guess you could say my health bucket had enough of the chemical toxicity I was surrounding myself with daily and basically shut down my immune system. I struggled to find answers while every doctor told me I was healthy, and one doctor even told me I should see a psychiatrist because there was ‘simply nothing wrong’. I became overwhelmed and depressed, laying in bed and binge watching tv since I didn’t have enough energy to do much else.
After a long time of waiting for answers I wasn’t finding from doctors, I felt like I should do more digging on my own in the natural world. I quit my job as a hairstylist, dove head first into building this blog as a means to share a healthy way of living and spent months working with gene specialists, naturopaths and chiropractors. I got my 23andme test done, got blood tests, food sensitivity tests and hormone panels and handed everything I possibly could to some of the best gene specialists I could find. I learned my body doesn’t process chemicals, gluten or histamines well. I also learned that I’m hypermobile which causes my body to have some pains because I’m too flexible. I work continually with my chiropractor on strength training tiny muscles most people don’t even have to think about to keep my body stabilized. I also got on the right supplements to support any gene mutations, changed my diet, removed all chemicals from my beauty products, skin products and home products, and started focusing on meditation, yoga and affirmations to build a solid foundation.
This blog has been an amazing outlet for me to share my journey and recipes during my healing process. I am beyond grateful that God led me to the people I needed to meet to help get my life back. My hope is to share how easy it can be to heal your body through nutrition, and make this a place where others can come to find inspiration, motivation and nourishment.
My Food Philosophy:
My main goal is to share about how whole, natural food can heal our bodies. To celebrate what we are able to eat, even if we have restrictions. I don’t believe in labeling diets, as they can become more stressful mentally than helpful. I believe in doing what’s best for each individual body, using unprocessed, gluten free, non gmo and organic foods. While I may have to eat lower histamine foods, I also eat anti-inflammatory foods and some days I feel great eating foods that aren’t on either of those lists. That’s while you’ll find a little bit of everything here. Restriction is necessary during elimination phases but depriving ourselves over a long term period is neither fun nor practical. I eat daily what makes me feel good, and I practice gratitude for everything that I eat, put on my body and share with you.
Please feel free to leave comments on any recipe with questions, requests or recipes you would like variations to! If you have an allergy to an ingredient in a recipe post a comment and I will help you to figure out what to use instead!
This blog, Amy Sheree, would be nothing without your support and I am beyond thankful for each and every one of you!