So where on earth have I been?
Well, I can tell you a lot has happened these last 6 years.
I won't bore you with all the details (6 years is quite a lot to catch up on), but I did want to share some exciting updates that not only have been significant for me but may be helpful for you too.
I know I still get a decent amount of traffic to this blog and I appreciate all the comments and feedback I receive. I know that most of you passing through here are struggling with some form of food intolerance, sensitivities, or autoimmune issues.
I started this page initially to share my experiences with these conditions, and to provide recipes (and a friendly ear) to anyone in the same boat.
I know a lot of you have been in the same position, and many are still struggling with food intolerances, particularly when it comes to reintroducing foods.
I can confirm that the diets I cover on this site have 100% helped to alleviate my symptoms and take away a lot of distress - emotionally and physically. But I, like many of you, hit a wall and my progress stalled. I felt so much better until it came to reintroductions. And I failed at them over, and over again.
I spent the last several years trying to dig deeper into this, trying to uncover the 'why?' and kept hitting a wall. I tried MORE diets and MORE supplements, all to no avail.
Until someone mentioned the nervous system. And in that moment, everything became so clear.
It wasn't about the food. It wasn't that I needed more probiotics, more gut healing protocols, or more detoxes.
I realized my nervous system was dysregulated. And to be honest, pretty badly dysregulated.
I've spent the last year working on protocols to regulate my nervous system and it has literally changed my life. I feel like an entirely different person, I am able to better respond to stressors, I recover more quickly from setbacks and flare-ups, but most excitingly, I've successfully reintroduced so much food.
I've gone from someone who couldn't even introduce fruit, to being able to periodically eat dairy-based ice cream, cheese-laden nachos, and high-histamine foods.
All because I worked on my nervous system.
So how do you work on your nervous system? That's why I'm here.
My husband and I have seen such amazing results from practicing nervous system regulation, that we are building a website that aims to provide all the tools, resources, info, and practices you need to start regulating your nervous system. Including suggesting all our favorite practitioners and protocols.
Now, it's early days and we are adding new content daily, but we want to share it with you now, so you can explore the possibility of nervous system regulation as part of your own healing journey.
You can find us here: Learn How to Regulate Your Nervous System | RegulateCo
And I recommend getting started with some of our articles: RegulateCo Blog | RegulateCo
And of course...there are recipes! Recipes Archives | RegulateCo. You can find the one in the header photo here: Easy Paleo Coconut Yogurt Parfait | RegulateCo.
As I said, it's a work in progress, but we are adding content all the time, and we'd love to see you over there.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can still email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to having you come co-regulate with us!
This blog tells an ongoing story about me and my journey back to health and happiness. A boho soul always looking for my next European adventure. I am a Coeliac, Yogi, paleo advocate, dreamer, Bon jovi connoisseur, sun worshipper, snuggly jumper wearer and wife to my lovely Paulie.