So what ya do about it Emily?
I'll tell you, but I'm not sure you'll believe little ol' plant-based me.
One of the first doctors to approach me with the idea food impacts healing was a holistic practitioner by the name of Dr. B. Let's just say he was obsessed with meat, making my ground zero an exploration of the famed carnivorous Paleo diet.
Dr. B's lifestyle wasn't super relatable to me. I'd never been a big meat-eater, and had also been learning about the power of plants on the thyroid during this time. But what I took from him was the idea of removing grains, dairy & processed sugar, which he explained were Paleo diet principles. Nuts, veggies, fruits, & clean oils were still in.
Once I learned you could make twix bars out of nut butters & coconut oil, my mind soared. Oh, you can turn dates into syrup? Amazing. You can grind up almonds and make a flour? Perfect. Little did I know these pieces of information were the building blocks to my future!
I'd go onto make a recipe for paleo banana chocolate chip muffins to share with friends and bring to family gatherings.
That recipe has now turned into this vegan & gluten-free muffin company.