Karen Kelly

For many years I’ve been interested in nutrition and wellness but recently this has taken on a whole new level. In the past year (2010) I realized that many of the things I thought were healthy really weren’t and it has turned my world upside down. This year (2011) I am going to be studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and I’m pumped!

Probably one of the major turning points in my own health came out of reading a book called “Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats” by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig (Ph. D). Some of the biggest changes I’ve made in my diet in the past year are: not eating breakfast cereal, using butter instead of margarine, throwing away my canola/vegetable oil and using healthy cold pressed oils like coconut and flax, soaking/sprouting grains, beans and nuts, and trying fermented foods. I’ve also tried going dairy and gluten free, something I hope to experiment more with.

I wanted to write this blog to consolidate what I am learning and as a way to let family, friends and other readers know how to improve their health and well-being—the natural way. I believe that health is more than the absence of disease and is achieved primarily from nourishing food and a proper lifestyle not from popping pills. Achieving optimum wellness is about having a health body, mind and soul and I plan on addressing all of these in my blog. As for addressing the spiritual dimension of health, I believe there is a deep connection between our stomachs and our souls. I am a believer in Jesus and I am working through understanding what the Bible has to say about food and eating and will be blogging on my discoveries here as well.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to comment as it is beneficial for all who read. If you have any questions or issues you’d like me to address, feel free to leave a comment/request.