I've been interested in nutrition since high school. I was an overweight, unhappy teenager and set out to loose weight and make my life better. I did a lot of research and, along the way to losing fifty pounds, became enthralled with the topic of nutrition. Since then I've discovered how integral nutrition is to our health. Having health problems of my own, I know the importance of eating healthy. I am a survivor of a rare bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. After having five surgeries over a span of seven years, I have been cancer free since 2006. Despite having about 1/3 to 1/2 of diseased pubic bone removed from my pelvis, I have excellent mobility. You wouldn't even know there was anything wrong just by looking at me!
As if cancer wasn't enough for us to deal with, husband has multiple sclerosis. He suffers from the relapsing-remitting kind, so his symptoms are very mild at the moment. Let's hope it stays that way for a while! I also have irritable bowel syndrome, especially having issues with fructose, fructans and wheat. Fun, fun! You can read more about this in "My Food Intoleraces" tab.
We have two black pugs named Stanley and Maggie. They are our babies and you will probably see lots of photos of them throughout my blog. We have decided not to have children, partly because of our health issues and partly because we don't have much of a desire to be parents. We do love spending time with our precious nieces! We stay busy with our jobs, hobbies and spending time together. Life is delicious right now and we are savoring it!
If you have any questions about food, recipes, photography, nutrition or food intolerances, just pop me an email. I'll be happy to respond!