Happy New Year!

Dinner on New Year's Eve - Lamb Loin with Minted Smashed Parsnips and Carrots

I’ve never been one to have a new year’s resolution, but I am finally going join the bandwagon and make one.  Judging by the crazy amount of Weight Watcher’s commercials and plastic surgery advertisements out there right now, I’m guessing that a lot of people out there want to lose a little weight.  I’d be lying to say that’s not part of my goal as well, but there’s much more to my resolution than just my weight.  This year, 2013, I want to become healthy.

They say the keys to keeping a resolution are achievability and accountability.  As if one overwhelming, ambiguous resolution weren’t enough for me, I also decided to start a blog. Well, actually, I’m hoping that the commitment of regularly writing blog posts will be a motivator for my pursuit of health.  I mean, what better way to stay accountable than by putting this out there for the world to see?  I plan to take this one post at a time, committing to researching and writing about my new knowledge and progress step-by-step.  With such a long road ahead of me, I think motivation is crucial to keeping my goal. The more I understand, the more motivation I have to change.

I’ll share more about my health history later, but essentially I’ve struggled with unexplained health issues and chronic pain my entire life.  For years, I looked for answers and cures the conventional way with no luck. Recently, I have finally begun to discover understanding and healing through nutrition. My newfound passion for all of this has opened up my eyes to so much hope that I feel compelled to share it with everyone I can.

Illnesses like obesity, cancer, food allergies, depression, insomnia/lack of energy, hormonal issues and pain have become commonplace in our world, but they are not normal.  So what is normal?  What does it mean to be truly healthy?  And with so many dieticians, nutritionists, doctors and celebrity experts out there claiming different solutions, where’s the truth in health?

I hope you’ll join me on this journey as I share my research on nutrition and holistic medicine and learn how to live healthy in a real world.  I’ll share my reviews on books from the experts and controversial documentaries, try new recipes, buy organic groceries on a budget, and document my healing progress.  All I ask is that you keep an open mind, as I’ve had to… this is going to rock our world… a lot.

Wishing you a healthy & hopeful new year,