I live with my husband Jon in Southern California. By day we are biomedical scientists working toward developing cures for diseases. By night we are deeply passionate about preventative medicine, healthy eating,  probiotics, and living a healthy lifestyle. We want to help people to eat healthy and live a joyful, stress free lifestyle by sharing healthy recipes, lifestyle tips, and by making naturally fermented probiotic beverages to share with the community.

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Oh, you are still reading? Okay, this is why I am so passionate about healthy food

I was diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid disorder called Grave’s disease many years ago, I have managed to keep it under control with anti-thyroid drugs but unfortunately it is not a very sustainable treatment option. I have had doctors try to force me to remove my thyroid (a common treatment for Grave’s disease) but I refuse to remove a healthy part of my body when it is just an innocent victim to my immune system.

I am finally at a point in my life where I have time, will power, and stability to prep my meals in advance every week and eat an anti-inflammatory, nourishing, paleo diet to see if this will benefit my condition. Many people with autoimmune disorders benefit from the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and the paleo diet and this blog is an opportunity for me to track my progress, share recipes, and hopefully help others and connect with people who are also on a journey to health and wellness by changing their diets and lifestyle.