Before pursuing my MS degree in holistic nutrition, I was a special education teacher with a MA degree in Deaf Education. I left teaching to raise and home school my four children who, along with our flock of backyard chickens, kept me pretty busy. I spent a few years as a chapter co-leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation, promoting healthful living in my community. At the same time, I ran a local food buyer’s club to encourage discounted purchases of organic products and taught nutrition classes in local churches. My journey into real food and holistic wellness began in childhood with homemade everything, (thanks Mom!) and a focus on natural products. The path was solidified when my fourth child, a twin, was born with multiple allergies that had him covered in rashes from 3 weeks old. When doctors couldn’t provide answers I went searching on my own. My current interests lie in unifying microbial and nutritional research to make the highest impact and helping people to relearn the ancient wisdom of listening to the signals the body gives to pick a lifestyle plan that works best for them individually.