About Me

Hi I’m Susan.  🙂
I live in London, Ontario Canada.  I’m a wife, a mother (of a gorgeous teenage girl) an artist, a photographer and a vegetarian.
 
I’m Vegetarian

I’ve experimented with a lot of different diets in my life including Atkins Meat diet but I always had digestion problems and never truly felt good until I stopped eating meat and just ate a vegetarian diet.  I do eat the occasional egg, cook with butter and I love cheese.

I’m Gluten Free

Recently I’ve been feeling old beyond my years, my joints hurt and I get tired quickly.  My dad would say I was just getting old and laugh but I visited a doctor because I had a nagging ‘seal’ like cough that just wouldn’t go away.  I shared a few of my other symptoms and asked if I could possibly do some tests for my thyroid.  When the tests came back it felt like I failed the final exam.  All my numbers were bad especially my iron (which was extremely low and still is) and my thyroid.  Many tests later I am diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an auto immune disease.  I started on thyroid medication and iron supplements but I wanted to find a more natural solution and through research I found that by modifying my lifestyle, especially diet, I could reduce my symptoms and possibly reverse them.   I decided a good place to start would be to transition to a gluten free diet.

I am hoping that through this blog I can help others with this condition or simply share my experiences as I journey down a whole new highway.


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