At La Casa de Sweets I like to make healthier, plant-based and gluten free versions of my favorite foods. For most of my life, I’ve enjoyed a plant-based lifestyle simply because I think that’s the best way to eat. When I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance and an unrecognizable autoimmune condition in my late 20’s, doctors couldn’t help me feel better. As my symptoms grew worse, I developed an arm tremor, lost the use of my hands on and off for months at a time, and was so fatigued I could barely walk. I had migraines and dizziness every week, lost my appetite, and spiraled into a downward cycle of depression. I spent over a year visiting doctors (60+ visits), getting scans and bloodwork done, and feeling miserable. In one year, I heard possible diagnoses of lupus, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, brain tumors, joint disorder, and a bunch of other conditions I had never heard of. After seeing a top specialist at one of the best hospitals in the country who could only diagnose me with an “unknown” auto-immune condition, I finally decided enough was enough.
I decided to take matters into my own hands and adopted a strict grain-free diet. Almost immediately (with the help of acupuncture and prayer!) I started feeling better. My tremor went away, and after a lot of work on using my hands again, I felt almost pain free. I still maintain a strict diet and supplement regimen, and yet there are still days when I’m beyond tired and my hands fail me. But, I have come a really long way from that version of myself that had me screaming out for help. I know that my food choices helped change me for the better.
I firmly believe that a plant-based, gluten/grain free and sugar-free lifestyle is the best choice for everyone. If you haven’t already been eating this way, I challenge you to try it out for 3 months and see if you feel better! Trust me, you will.
I love to share my story and offer advice to others going through similar pain or food struggles. If you’re facing food issues, or you’d like to learn more about how to live a happy plant-based and gluten or grain-free lifestyle, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to me on Facebook.
Happy (healthy) eating!
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