Hey there, I’m Angela and I’m really happy you’re here! After a journey with breast cancer and then contracting Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, I discovered that many of the foods I was eating were negatively affecting my health – causing weight gain, inflammation, and eventually, disease. On my journey back to a healthy weight, I joined a Crossfit gym, where I learned about this crazy thing called the Paleo Diet. Maybe you’ve heard of it. At first, I thought it was total insanity. But I got over that initial shock, and started thinking about how this Paleo maybe could help me.
No more birthday cake, wedding cake, casseroles full of deadly but delicious creamy soups? I was sure my life was over and I would feel totally deprived and it wouldn’t last long. But I started with baby steps and it wasn’t long before I embraced the Paleo Lifestyle completely. It didn’t take long for me to experience benefits (gradual weight loss, increased energy, amazing skin, clarity of mind). That was 2007 and I haven’t looked back! That’s not a diet my friends. That’s a lifestyle
For me, Paleo has been a completely sustainable lifestyle – and contrary to my earlier belief, I do not feel deprived. I feel alive. And honestly, I really don’t even like using the word Paleo because it’s so much more than that. Plus I have a strong dislike for labels. Plus I feel like the word “Paleo” evokes strong negative emotions in many individuals. Really, it’s just eating real, whole foods – and depending upon your goals and your health issues – that could be 70% of the time, 80%, and so on. I still eat ice cream … if it’s really worth it. I still make grain-free goodies with the most nutritious ingredients – like brownies and pancakes with gallons of maple syrup and pounds of grass-fed butter. I am human, after all. But a couple times a year, I will do a reset and eat totally clean for at least 30 days straight – because our bodies change as time goes on and food tolerances will too. There are certain things I never compromise on though, mostly foods that cause “leaky gut” – like beans and gluten – although I’ve been successfully gluten-free since 2012 (my Hashimoto’s diagnosis) … and it’s been easier than I imagined. I have a passion to help others realize that they are worth living a life they love and to see that their goals are attainable. I’ve been set free from the bondage of the Standard American Diet – so really, there’s hope for everyone!
As a follower of Jesus, it’s impossible really for me to adhere strictly to the entire Paleo philosophy. I don’t believe we evolved millions of years ago from monkeys or any other evolutionary ideas. So if you’re looking for someone to go down the evolutionary path with you, I’m probably not your person. However, if you are looking for someone to walk with you through navigating a healthful Paleo or other health-promoting food plan and you need a little help making the best lifestyle choices for you, I’m your girl! I will be your instructor, accountability person, cheerleader, coach, and prayer warrior and I will share all of the knowledge I’ve gathered through intense self-study, course materials and experience over the last 9 years in order to help you become the very best YOU that you can be! I am not only a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, but I have also learned from numerous experts in the field at Paleo f(x) – a national Paleo symposium, am a graduate of Dr. Josh Axe’s Institute of Nutritional Leadership and hold a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification.
I can help you:
— lose or manage weight
— become more active or get into shape
— heal yourself naturally through nourishing food choices
— discover new and healthy ways to manage symptoms from Auto-Immune Disease, blood sugar issues, inflammation, and other health concerns
— learn how to shop for and cook healthy foods (meal prep!)
— make the best choices when eating out
— purge your pantry of junk and restock it with nourishing foods
— decrease or manage the stress in your life
— improve your sleep habits
— learn about how your lifestyle choices affect your overall health, and
— maneuver the process of being proactive about your health and wellness – like a boss!