my food + wellness philosophy
As a food-turned-everything blogger, you might expect my "About Me" page to begin with "I've always loved cooking." But the fact is, my relationship with food has been more "frenemy" than BFF.
When I was growing up, food was an immense source of comfort and joy. My mother was an excellent cook, and some of the happiest moments of my life happened around the dinner table.
But around the time of adolescence, I developed multiple eating disorders. Slowly and surely, food became a foe. I couldn't view my meals as something that would feed my body and soul. I could see only numbers. I fell into a devastating pattern of denying myself nourishment — and with that nourishment, comfort, and joy.
After saying goodbye to my eating disorders in my mid-twenties, I slowly learned to fall in love with food again. What's more, exploring a healthy relationship with my body led me to realize that nourishment — the thing I had denied myself for so long — may well be the cornerstone of health.
As I opened my heart to the healing power of food, I became interested in other natural, homeopathic, and lifestyle remedies as well.
If you're wondering if I've lost the plot, I have a point, I swear. I share these experiences because they're what's shaped my food and wellness philosophy