About

First thing you need to know: I didn’t always follow a plant-based diet.

I think it’s important for you to know that, especially if you’re not a plant-based eater or are skeptical if it’s even possible to eat this way.

If you had told me years ago, before I made the switch, that I would be eating a plant-based diet, I would have laughed and said you were crazy. I thought I could never give up cheese and wasn’t very adventurous in my veggie-eating and believed I already was eating healthy.

And then my dad was diagnosed with heart disease.

That was my wake up call to take a hard look at my own diet plus support him in trying to avoid surgery by going plant-based. He ended up needing the surgery, but by then, I was in love with this new way of eating and decided to keep it up.

While it was tough at first and even brought me to tears at times, I found switching to a plant-based diet not only improved my health, but it provided an outlet for the creative bent God gave me and Wildberry Press was born.

 

And then I upgraded my health again…

A couple years after going plant-based, I was still experiencing annoying systems in my digestive system and suspected a systemic yeast overgrowth. I felt God continually nudging me to fast from sugar for three months, but it took awhile before I worked up the courage to do it.

It was tough. Harder even than going plant-based because I followed an extremely strict diet that included zero added sugars for three months plus initially limiting the fruits and veggies I ate that contained higher levels of naturally occurring sugars.

But it again changed my health for the better… not only did it drastically reduce the digestive issues I experienced, but I also felt less anxious and was able to decrease the seasonal allergy medication I needed.

 

A few other tidbits about me:

  • Jesus first
  • My husband and I have four children who all have very different taste buds despite being born from the same genetic pool
  • Tea over coffee
  • I can’t pick a favorite color…it depends on my mood
  • Extra-Introvert (I like connecting with people but need a quiet place to recharge)
  • I was born in one country, been a citizen of two and lived in three
  • Morning person

 

If you still want to get to know me a little better and learn about my approach to a plant-based diet, see this Q&A.

 

 

 

 

2 Replies to “About”

  1. Hey Andrea!! I just wanted to say thanks for opening my eyes… I should have never ever posted that post with so many negative vibes :S sometimes I just write what I’m feeling at the moment!! thank you again <3

    1. You’re welcome…and don’t apologize for what you feel when you write – it’s honest and helps keep things real in an e-world which can all too easily be made to look perfect. 🙂

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