I’m Allyson, but everyone calls me Ally. I drink too much coffee and love red wine. I live in Canada, where the air hurts my face, but we don’t have poisonous spiders (win?). I married a great guy and we’ve had two perfect and beautiful children.
I’d be lying if I said that I have always been healthy. The truth is, it’s taken a number of years, two kids, and a supportive husband to get me to this place. I’ve always had stomach and digestion issues, and have never received a formal diagnosis for them despite many different tests, doctors appointment and pain.
I’d also be lying if I said I found it easy to navigate the chemical filled world we live in. It’s certainly not. It takes time; to research, plan, make homemade versions of convenience items we are used to using. It takes dedication, it’s certainly much easier to walk into a store and walk out with a bottle of sunscreen than it is to make your own, or buy french fries that never decompose versus making your own.
A few years ago, I learned the connection between food and health. I grew up in a house where meals were always fresh made and we ate out of each food group. We had treats, but not very often. My mom ran a tight ship! After I left the nest was when I noticed that what I ate had a huge impact on how I feel. I want to say that my interest in holistic nutrition started there.
A while ago, I was put in touch with essential oils. To be honest, this was a huge step forward in my search for balance between good and bad, natural and chemical. Since February 2014 I have not used many over the counter medicines, including; Tylenol, Advil, antibiotic ointments and muscle creams. Even better than that? I’ve finally found something to help my stomach aches – I kid you not, in the past 20 years nothing has ever touched a stomach ache aside from time and rest.
Very recently, my husband and I were approached about an opportunity to be a part of a brand new company that was going to blow the socks off of the health and wellness industry. After four days of studying the ingredients, the science, and some soul searching, I realized that sometimes you just gotta take that leap of faith. I am so glad we did. If you’re looking for a vitamin and mineral supplement with max absorption and fantastic results, we should talk!
In 2015, I started taking a holistic nutrition course, and I am working towards my Certified Holistic Nutritionist designation. This blog has become my place to share my thoughts, recipes, and overall approach to wellness. I don’t believe in strict dieting, in fact, I don’t believe in dieting at all. I believe that eating whole, good foods and a balanced diet will provide for your body in a meaningful way without keeping you confined in a neat little box. My recipes can be anywhere from paleo, to vegan, to gluten free, to whatever!
Crave the good,