I’m Carrie and I’m so happy you are here.
I used to joke that I’m the former World Champion of Hating to Eat Vegetables, so my blog is essentially about learning how to eat healthy one bite at a time. It has not been an easy process!
I’ve had quite the health journey, having been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and then thyroid cancer in the recent past (my cancer is now considered “cured,” as I had my thyroid and the cancerous tumor removed). I’ve had a lot of metabolic struggles, too, with both eating disorders and PCOS, not to mention chronic migraines, allergies, leaky gut, and anxiety.
I followed a plant-based approach for 3 1/2 years before I ultimately decided that such a strict diet was not supportive to my mental or physical health (you can read more about the specifics of what happened here). You may also like this post on “Lessons Learned from a Former Vegan“).
I still have to respect my ongoing food sensitivities so I pretty much eat lots of fruits and vegetables with “clean” sources of animal protein, without consuming dairy or gluten, and including minimal grains in my diet. I seem to feel best this way (you can see some of my daily photo food journals here). You might also like the post I wrote about Living Plant-Strong Paleo.
My professional background is in non-profit healthcare fundraising. I have masters degrees in business administration from the University of Southern California and in public health (nutrition) from the University of Massachusetts.
My intention is to inspire, inform, and connect with like-minded folks who are interested in finding health and balance. I love sharing recipes using ingredients that I find supportive to my health, and I encourage you to explore and figure which foods and practices help you meet your goals.
I love to connect with readers! Feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you have questions: carrieATcarrieonlivingDOTcom.