Do you want to cure disease, gain energy and get healthy?
I’m excited to show you how to eat well and heal!™
At Empowered Sustenance, I’ll walk you through the same steps I’m taking to rediscover vitality and cure my ulcerative colitis.
Each week, you’ll discover:
New grain free recipes for the SCD, GAPS, and Paleo Diet
Tips and techniques for cooking allergen-free
Resources and tools for natural healing
Support and encouragement for a holistic lifestyle
Treating Ulcerative Colitis with Nutrition and Lifestyle
Ever since my ulcerative colitis diagnosis six years ago, I constantly learn how diet, emotions, and lifestyle fit together as the key to healing chronic disease. For four years, I tried to use medication to manage my colitis, but the traumatic side effects pushed me to reevaluate my complacent attitude. After reading and researching the healing power of nutrition and mind-body medicine, I realized I could cure myself… but only with complete dedication and determination.
The turning point came in August 2011, my first semester at college. Although I struggled to mask my health issues, I could no longer hide my dwindling energy or confidence. A dance minor, I saw my grades slipping as I lethargically hobbled through dance classes. I knew something needed to change when I could no longer conceal the humiliating hair loss caused by my disease.
At the end of the fall semester, I headed back home, and threw myself wholeheartedly into treating my colitis with nutrition, holistic living, and mind-body medicine. The most important change I made was starting a grain free diet. Within a couple of weeks, my symptoms had disappeared and my body was getting stronger everyday. I’m passionate about encouraging others to use food as medicine, because I’ve seen the results first-hand!
I’m learning more about the amazing healing capabilities of the human body as I complete training as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through NTA and as I work towards my degree in psychology through online college courses.
My Healing Regimen
Currently, I use a combination of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Diet, and Weston A. Price principles for nutritional therapy. For mind-and-body healing, I practice yoga, utilize Energy Medicine techniques, and practice Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Most importantly, I seek physical, emotional, and spiritual healing from Christ, who continually redeems this situation for His Glory.
Contact and FAQ
I feel so blessed that my blog connects me to amazing folks around the world! I wish I had time to answer everyone’s questions, but I currently juggle this blog, my online college courses, a nutritional therapy training program, and healing my body. I simply don’t have the time to answer all the emails requesting dietary/healing advice.
I’ve compiled a Frequently Asked Questions section that answers many of the questions I receive regarding ulcerative colitis, ingredient substitutions, ingredient sourcing and more.
Thank you for stopping by Empowered Sustenance and I hope this site gives you useful information and encouragement on your healing journey.
Eat well and heal!™