Hey-o! I’m Beth.
The purpose of this site is to help make your life better through natural health and real food.
If you’re interested in pursuing the kind of health that’s BOTH inspired by natural, traditional wisdom from generations past AND supported by modern-day research, you’re my kind of person.
Science and research aren’t dirty words around here, but neither are butter, saturated fats, and herbal remedies. 😉
Bottom line? I’m passionate about digging into the latest research for myself and combining that with my intuition and personal experience.
I first stumbled into the world of natural/crunchy/healthy living when pregnant with our first child in 2008. In the years since I’ve learned immeasurable tidbits of information and gone down far too many rabbit holes of learning to even begin to count.
The result? I eventually became totally burnt out. With life, with natural living, with parenting, with my health… with the pressure to try to do it all, and to do it “right”. I know what it’s like to try to learn about natural, healthy living only to feel like you’re drinking from a fire hose instead of a water fountain.
This endless striving – without ever feeling like you’re arriving – leads to stress and guilt and burnout (ask me how I know.) That’s why I’m passionate about natural health and wellness that is simple, non-elitist, and accessible to all.
Once I stepped away for a bit and gained some perspective, I became much more holistic in my approach.
Yes, diet is important. Yes, natural remedies are important. Yes, self-care is important. Yes, exercise… etc. But none of those things are enough on their own. You’re a whole person, not just a bunch of muscles, or a digestive system.
Now – I’m happily in my groove and stressing less. I’m enjoying the ride, and you can too.
My Street Cred
I have a 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in philosophy, which means I am equipped for all the jobs and none of the jobs, depending on your perspective. 😉 What it did give me was the ability to think critically, applying logical reasoning – something that comes in super handy when I’m researching and analyzing health and nutritional info.
I’ve also been in the role of homemaker for over 17 years now, and have happily been the primary chef in our household. My passion for making good food started when I was 12 years old, which means I have 25 years of experience. (Whoa – when did I get old?! Haha!)
We eat out just a handful of times a year, which means that I cook 3 homemade, real food meals a day for my family (my husband and I, plus our 4 kids), and after many years of trial and error I can honestly say that it’s nearly 100% stress-free.
I also have over a decade of experience in cooking and baking with dietary restrictions. I’ve followed and developed recipes that are: Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, GAPS, AIP, Keto, and Whole 30. I’m pretty confident in my ability to cook my way through pretty well any restriction you could throw at me. 🙂
While I have developed a variety of recipes in different dietary styles, you can be assured that they all have one thing in common: they’re real food made out of nourishing, healthier ingredients to fuel our bodies well.
Where to Begin?
I’ve pulled together some of my most popular posts to get you started. You can scroll down and browse through all of those, or, use the drop-down menu below and be taken directly to the category that interests you most.