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How food can really help us…

I’ve been wanting to talk a little more about what I’ve been doing this past year with my nutritional consulting. It has been rewarding WAAAYYY beyond any expectations I may have had. I am truly passionate about it and have been so fortunate to have such amazing and dedicated clients this year. For those of you who still don’t totally understand what it is I do, my dear sweet client (and friend) wrote this to help give you an idea.

Here’s Ann’s story:

“Among our small family of five, we have two children with Cystic Fibrosis, a child with severe environmental allergies, a dad with Crohn’s and history of bowel obstruction and one very worn thin mom in the middle.  We were doing all we could medically but knew it was time to make some nutritional changes.  I had discovered Landria’s blog and “Stir It Up” she did!  I was completely overwhelmed at how to revamp the entire way we approached food, shopping, menu planning, baking, lunch packing, snacks.

First, she did amazing research on each of our health issue and asked very thoughtful questions about our current health status and nutrition plan.  She then came and met with me. This was our “clean out” meeting but it was much more of an educational conversation with great interaction and instruction.  It was, “not this, but this” or “use this, but sparingly” or “I can show you a much better version that your kids will love”. That session resulted in the clean out of our fridge, freezer and pantry.

Next, we went through Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s for some pointers on things to cook with, great snack and lunch ideas, and much more.  Again, it was a very educational experience.  We are now stocked with great foods for cooking, baking, snacks, and great easy meals.  Was this a huge transition?  Yes.  Where there nights my kids complained and didn’t understand why we were having yet another unrecognizable vegetable and no bread?  Yes.  Was it doable, sustainable, worth it?  YES!!!  I love how we eat now and having only great options in your home makes it so much easier to make great choices.

Landria was so helpful every step of the way with lots of emailing back and forth to weigh issues and suggest solutions.  You could not pay me to go back.  I have never had such control over what I want to eat and love that when you only put great fuel in, you only crave more great fuel!  We are fueled, thanks to Landria’s help.  We are all healthier, stronger and ready for the next fight with the next germ.  You may be thinking, “Well, they are sick.  I am not.  I don’t need to make these changes.”  There is no one who wouldn’t benefit greatly from these changes.  Give it a real try and I bet you will never remember feeling so good.  I still have a lot to learn, but am so very thankful for all that Landria has taught me and the way she has truly helped my family.  I will close with a quote fromWheat Belly, a must read for anyone considering this venture.  “See you in the produce asile.”

My husband sent me this New York Times article that is a fascinating must-read if you are still unsure of the link between food and our health!! It’s a great article regardless.

Now, I know not everyone is chronically sick and some don’t have any health issues.  But, don’t we all want to be less tired, feel less achy, have less headaches or have more energy? And don’t we want our kids to develop good lifelong eating habits, and be able to concentrate in school, and stay well with strong immune systems and just be the best little person they can be?

Of course each person/family has different needs, sensitivities, and goals.  That is why we’ll collaboratively figure out what is the most feasible and sustainable route for you and your family. This is a lifelong change and we can make it work!

If you have any interest in either getting individual consultation, or group presentations, or you just want to go grocery shopping with me, etc. please email me at landriav@gmail.com. I’d love to work with you!

 

  • chris colwell - thanks for posting this Landria, I know how hard it is for you to bring attention to yourself, but what a great way – let someone else do it. You do have so much to share, and I have enjoyed learning things from you and exchanging ideas with you as well.
    This is a great post to forward to people (I already have a few in mind)ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Thanks so much Chris! I hope I don’t bring too much attention to myself (that’s never a good thing!), but hopefully the services at least. 🙂 Hope y’all are doing well!!ReplyCancel

  • Britton McLeod - Landria, thank you posting this about Ann’s sweet family. So many families want and need a service like yours! I’m about to forward to a bunch of folks that have expressed the interest in eliminating grains and processed food from their diet but are so overwhelmed on how to get started. You’re changing lives and hope to actually get to meet you in person some day:)
    BrittonReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey Britton, thank you so much! I really appreciate that more than you know! And yes, I hope we get to meet in person sometime too. Can’t believe we haven’t already!! 🙂ReplyCancel

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