When I founded Clean Cravings my intention was to help as many people as I could experience the miraculous benefits I have received by following a clean, anti-inflammatory diet. And while I’m delighted that so many people have adopted and benefited from our products, a girl can only help so much offering pizza and pizza crusts.
I have felt compelled for some time to start this blog as a more comprehensive and intimate view into my experience following this way of eating and addressing the many other steps I have taken in my pursuit for optimal wellness. I’m not gonna lie — it wasn’t easy to get started. Without the strong motivation I had from debilitating joint pain and extreme fatigue I’m not sure I would’ve have been able to stick to it. Honestly, if you would have told me 3 years ago that one day I would never eat wheat or dairy (the mainstays of my former diet), I would have assured you that you were smoking something. But this diet has been remarkable and worth every pass of my gluten/dairy/corn/sugar/preservative-laden former faves. It has managed my symptoms from rheumatoid arthritis (without medication) and celiac disease, virtually eliminated migraines I commonly suffered from, reduced my depression and provided me with the long desired answer to effortless weight management.
Having been on the front lines trying to figure out exactly what it means to “eat clean” and how to do it– I’m here to be your guide. Even with a masters degree in Nutrition, I had to hit the books to figure this out. So whether you already know of food intolerances you have, suspect you might have some, or are just thinking of cleaning up your diet — hang with me. I’m here to be your guide offering you my story, my insights and my secrets to clean ways to satisfy cravings for all things starchy and sweet.
I’ll address the questions I’m constantly asked: how did you discover these food intolerances? how do you live this diet in everyday life? what products do you recommend? can you eat out? does your family follow the same diet? what supplements do you take? what types of health practitioners do you see? what does it even mean to “eat clean”? and the ever common — what the hell DO you eat? I’ll also weave in information on all good, valid resources I find and offer my thoughts on the flood of nutrition and other health information coming through from the mainstream media that isn’t so legit (e.g. the recent claims of the “dangerous” gluten-free diet). Just as I was frustrated with the gap in the market for clean, convenient food I’m just as annoyed with some of the skewed information we’re fed (no pun intended).
So here we go. I’m coming clean — laying it all on the line. For you.