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.