Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) Practitioner, Member: Weston A. Price Foundation, Ancestral Health Society
Welcome Dear Friends,
It is my hope that this website will serve as a resource for all who seek to learn more about how to use nutrition to achieve wellness. Good food is truly a source of medicine and deep nourishment for the body and soul, not simply empty calories to fuel a machine. There is so much knowledge that has been hidden from the public and so little emphasis placed upon the impact of good quality food on our health and wellbeing. My passion lies in discovering the true power of food as nourishment, and spreading that message as a nutritional advocate so that everyone can live their very best life, full of good health, mind/body connection and love.
A little about Susie:
I am NOT a physician, registered dietician or nutritionist. I am a holistic lifestyle coach and nutritional advocate. I have a dual bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminology, a Juris Doctorate and am an active member of the State Bar of Texas. While these degrees have taught me how to understand human behavior patterns and how to effect change in one’s life, and how to cut through red tape and separate facts from sales pitches, government bedfellow deals and ulterior motives, my in-depth knowledge of holistic nutrition, fitness and lifestyle is purely self-taught. To me, passion is the best teacher, and I have immersed myself in this field with the goal towards the most accurate, up-to-date science as well as forgotten ancient wisdom on how to live the best, longest life possible. Because I hold no certifications in this field, I am beholden to no dogma. As the science changes, so I change. There is no hidden agenda behind a certifying agency, no strange bedfellows behind my opinions.
I entered this field after watching my father battle for his life (more on that later), suffering from horrible depression and ill health myself during the midst of his struggle, and fighting furiously with the medical industry to get him off of the drugs that were keeping him in a state of suspended animation and slowly killing him. I realized that the medical INDUSTRY is a machine designed to chew us up, take our money, and spit us out, and I decided there must be a better path. That path has led to improved health for my father, myself, my family, and it is this driving passion that continues to lead me deeper into the ever-changing research and towards a more holistic approach to health, longevity, performance and wellbeing and it is my mission in life to share this with the world.
As a teenager and young adult, I spent much of my time as other women do, counting calories and forcing myself to spend long hours on the treadmill to obtain a body shape I thought would define me as “healthy”. I poured over notebooks, online food journals and logged countless hours on mechanical body monitoring systems carefully calculating calories in/calories out as the ultimate nutritional goal. This strategy gradually evolved through phases as I shaped my knowledge by picking up various diets…Food plans from women’s fitness magazines; TV celebrity bootcamps and their resulting diet books; Eat to Live; Atkins; Body for Life. I understood that food could have an impact on my body but never understood what nourishing food really was. It wasn’t until I discovered Paleo in the midst of a near tragedy that my passion for good health through nourishing foods fully awoke. I almost lost my father to a series of seizures that placed him in a coma for nearly 3 months, clinging to life by the press of a ventilator. Dad’s story can be read in detail here: http://robbwolf.com/2012/08/06/paleo-gave-father-life/
As I researched and understood more about nutrition and our bodies’ connection to the food we eat, applying this growing wealth of knowledge and watching my own health improve as well as my dad’s and numerous other family members, I began to realize how much I didn’t know. And even now, after years of reading, research, attending conferences and self bio-hacking and experimentation, I’m still astounded by how much more there still is to learn. What breaks my heart is that the journey I took to reach this understanding took place only after trauma forced me to reevaluate what I was taught, the knowledge I sought was not easily accessible, and the information I learned often went contrary to what our government, food industry and medical community would have us believe. What I learned is that nourishment is not about a diet or a pill or a quick fix. Nourishment is about having a relationship with your food, and providing the very best quality nutrients that allow your body and mind to thrive which allow you to be the very best version of you possible.
I hope that you will follow me on this journey to a better life. Thank you for stopping by. To your good health, may you remain nourished and grounded.
Jeremy has a passion for health and fitness, and has been involved in martial arts, cycling, weightlifting, and nutrition for the majority of his life. Jeremy has a degree in Business and Information Science from the University of Florida, and obtained his Level I CrossFit certification in early 2013. In addition to attending multiple annual conferences on fitness and nutrition, Jeremy is constantly immersed in the study of optimal human health, with a focus on longevity and functional performance. He has a passion for helping people reach their fitness and lifestyle goals, and focuses on proper form, diet, and management of lifestyle factors. He enjoys working with all walks of life, from dedicated high performers to excited beginners. In his spare time he likes being in nature, being with good friends, and continuing the study of health and human performance.
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