“Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food”
I am an avid foodie, I love eating, understanding and cooking good food. I believe that you can eat tasty healthy food, indulging in your favourite foods in a healthy way. It is incredible what you can do with tastes and textures. I do a blind tasting with every recipe, to see if people can taste the ‘odd’ ingredients, like sweet potato in a chocolate brownie or cauliflower in icing, and no one ever can. That proves to me that you don’t need to cut things out of your diet or be restrictive in what you enjoy eating, you just need to learn how to create foods that are tasty and good for you.
Why do I care about doing this?
My story: I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at the age of 25 (Poly Arthritis), I had been suffering since the age of 13, but doctors were unable to diagnose me for over 10 years. By the time I was diagnosed I couldn’t move without being in pain, and had inflammation through nearly every bone in my body (doctors said I was difficult to diagnose because I had got so used to constant pain, that I didn’t react to it anymore). The cure was to put me on over 20 tablets a week, one medication was methotrexate, used for cancer and to induce abortions, not something you want to be voluntary putting in your body. They worked. I could move without pain. However the more I read about the medications, the worse the side effects seemed. At the same time I started to read articles on how food intolerance e.g. gluten, could induce autoimmune diseases include arthritis, cancer and heart disease. Everyone of my family has been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, heart issue or/and had cancer. Coincidence?
Long story short, this inspired me to change my diet, I haven’t totally eliminated all gluten and dairy, slowly but surely but am 80% free and intend to be 100% free (old habits die hard), I am however 100% medication free. Coincidence?
At least food for thought….pun intended…
I hope you enjoy the recipes and that they help you live a happy tasty life.