For a while I have been itching to start this blog. Its like I have felt someone poke me right in the back saying, “Do it. Do it. Do it.”
So… I just did it!
After dealing with health issues over the past several years, recently I have finally started to control my not-so-fun symptoms. That’s why I am starting this blog. I have a chronic illness called IBS and have had it for almost 4 years now. For those who don’t know what IBS is, it is a short name for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Symptoms are bloating, cramps, abdominal pain, and a bunch of other not so fun symptoms. It definitely isn’t fun. Particularly on a night out with you friends when your stomach is so bloated you could consider yourself pregnant.
Instead of running to the doctor, I decided to turn to my diet and lifestyle. I made some changes and those changes made all the difference. Hippocrates once said, “Food is medicine.” And I, and so many others, am a living witness that this statement is true!
Recently, I have met so many people in my life who deal with illness similar to my own. A lot of these people are my close friends and family. When I find out they are fighting or struggling with these illnesses, I just want to unload all the information I have learned over the past 4 years. I want them to know what I have figured out, so they wont have to suffer so much. But, sometimes I cant really do that. Thats why I started this blog. Here I am going to share recipes, tips, and lifestyle changes that have truly helped me not be a victim to my illness. Changes that have helped me to NOURISH this body and gift that God has given me. Changes that have allowed me to go live without pain and CHERISH life to the fullest!
So here we go! I hope that this blog can help you find answers to your questions and find solutions to whatever you are dealing with. Whether it be a bloated tummy, depression & anxiety, abdominal pain, or if you are just looking for a healthier lifestyle! Let nourish to cherish together.