In my family, we were planning dinner before we finished eating lunch. That’s just how it was. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been PASSIONATE about eating and baking and creating in the kitchen. Even when my skin and my gut didn’t love it so much.
Between us, I was addicted to bread and sweets.
Becoming a mother gave me consciousness around food. I began making more and more food from scratch, sourcing ORGANIC and LOCAL. I found I love sharing delicious but still healthy food with people. It provided real joy.
Then something happened that equal parts freaked me out and inspired me: people started telling me I should sell it. I just thought they were being polite...IN A BLESS YOUR HEART KIND OF WAY.
Without thinking about it too much, I sent a bag of granola home with a friend. They sent a picture back of their daughter with her hand in the bag and a giant smile on her face. Seeing that 5 year-old’s face light up because it was yummy, not because it was made organic with no processed anything, made me think that this is how ALL food should be. That’s when I officially started IT'S ALL GOOD.
Sharing my initial product line was fun and rewarding, but I still didn’t feel GOOD. The same health problems I had as a kid were still with me. I saw doctors from time to time, but Western medicine didn’t have a clue and I was too busy to figure it out. Eventually, I was lucky to find an amazing dermatologist who diagnosed me with CELIAC DISEASE. I immediately went completely GLUTEN-FREE.
HERE’S WHERE I TELL YOU I WAS FIXED AND FEELING BETTER, RIGHT? NOPE. I STARTED FEELING WORSE.
Finally, I was introduced to a Functional Medicine doctor who uncovered a whole host of nasty health conditions that were a result of living with an undiagnosed AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE most of my life. In addition to CELIAC, I had leaky gut, LYME DISEASE and whole bunch of toxic burdens in my system. It wasn’t pretty.
I walked into that doctor’s office with a business that I loved that was starting to take off, and I walked out with a different priority: I had to HEAL. As heartbreaking as it felt to put IT'S ALL GOOD on hold, my body was telling me there was no other choice.
I put my obsessiveness to work on figuring it out. I read all the books, saw all the practitioners, did all the things I was supposed to do. Out of everything I tried, NUTRITION was what made the most difference.
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A VERY LONG TIME, MY BODY FINALLY FELT GOOD.
Through gratitude, acceptance, forgiveness, and determination, food helped heal me. I relaunched IT'S ALL GOOD so that you don’t have to go through the years of trial and error that I did. I believe in using clean, organic, non-GMO and local ingredients. To me, this means whole foods, very limited refined sugars or processed foods. This is not to say you won’t occasionally find me at a taco truck here in Austin, or sipping a blueberry and all-agave tequila margarita! That’s an added benefit of eating CLEAN most of the time...when I do cheat, my body doesn’t react like it used to.
I love hearing the excitement of a GLUTEN-FREE customer eating something they haven’t been able to enjoy, like fresh bread, waffles, biscuits or clean treats…However, because my products TASTE SO GOOD and are healthier for you, they are GOOD for anyone who cares about what they put in their body and who appreciates the HIGHEST QUALITY ingredients. I look forward to hearing your story and sharing IT'S ALL GOOD with you.