My journey towards health
I’m Jeanne Parks and my passion and respect for real food began over a decade ago when in my early twenties I came face to face with some major health issues. I was in constant pain and while pharmaceuticals provided a temporary band-aid for the symptoms they were not a permanent solution for the problem. I decided there had to be more than just surviving each day, so I dove head first to learning more about my ongoing health concerns.
It was there that I began to learn about food and to discover its effects on my body. The first thing I did was take steps to include more fresh, raw fruits and vegetables into my diet. I advanced my learning about the importance of quality meats and dairy and how important it was to exclude GMO’s, fillers and artificial food products. After I felt I had enough knowledge about what it meant to eat more naturally I developed the skill of making things from scratch. I shopped the perimeter of the store, finding the best value on local organic foods and started growing my own produce. As I was living this way and evolving into a “whole foodie” my health kept improving. A couple years ago, however, another health concern arose with my thyroid. There was no doubt in my mind there had to be food/health correlation. I discovered through a food elimination I had a gluten intolerance and immediately made a lifestyle change for myself and for my family. Today I am thrilled to share that I no longer struggle with the symptoms and problems I had years ago. My food and lifestyle changes have given my body the ability to heal. Not only am I living each day, I am thriving!