Welcome to my blog & thanks for stopping by.
So, what am I doing here?
Since I was little (about 10) I’ve had a very up and down relationship with food. During tougher times I used food as a method of control with little realisation of the effect that food; in excess or not, can have on your body. As a result I was always tired, had low energy and at times was unhealthily skinny.
Over the last few years I have become a lot more conscious of food. It wasn’t an intentional thing but my journey began when I started planning for my wedding. I wanted to look my best for our special day, so I decided to clean up my diet. I cut out pretty much all processed foods; especially sugar, and ate a varied diet of fruits, veg, grains, nuts and a bit of meat but mainly fish. I didn’t realise it at the time but it was the beginning of a realisation that food and what we put inside our bodies can be very powerful. I felt healthy, energised and it helped clear some of the “foggy” days I struggled with at times.
In 2015 I fell pregnant. I tried to maintain as healthy a diet during pregnancy. Our little boy, Phoenix, arrived in late January 2016. After a few months of breastfeeding I started to feel awful. I would have three or four consecutive days, every couple of weeks, where my blood pressure dropped, I was nauseous, suffered from vomiting and I would sleep for three days straight. As a Mom, this just wasn’t going to work. I knew that there was something wrong with my body.
Following on from some blood tests we found that my thyroid had stopped working. I was suffering from extreme hypothyroidism. My doctor offered me hormone tablets to take; but I didn’t want to take them. The problem with the hormone tablet, Levothyroxine, is that when you start taking it – you tend to take it for life. I didn’t want to put synthetic substances inside my body.
So, I decided to seek an alternative route of treatment – the natural way. I went to see a naturopath and did a SCIO test to find out what nutrients I was lacking in my body. All of the relevant nutrients were related to my thyroid and hormones.
After seeing the naturopath I decided to follow his recommendations; which included becoming a vegetarian. Up until that point I’d still been eating a bit of fish but I decided a full cleanse was needed and I switched to a full veggie diet.
I decided to start this blog as a way to share the yummy foods that I have been experimenting with and hopefully provide some veggie inspiration; as well as a way to document my health & healing journey.
Thanks for stopping by!
The Vogue Veggie xoxo