Food as medicine is not a new concept, but for Heidi Perry, it provided the solution to her medical conditions. As a result, Heidi was able to get rid of her persistent symptoms and enhance her overall health by changing her diet. This article recalls Heidi’s exploration of the healing potential of food and how it transformed her life.
How Heidi Used Food As Medicine
Heidi Perry is a musician, writer, instructional designer, and food blogger from Columbus, Ohio. She loves spending time outdoors with her husband and their two sweet boys (who happen to be dogs).
Heidi is very passionate about nutrition and the link between food and health. But, before she discovered all the benefits of the paleo diet, she was like most people; she had no idea what her body truly needed.
Leading the busy life of a musician, Heidi often found herself eating deep-fried food in bars. She was a vegetarian, but she didn’t have any strict guidelines for what she would put into her body. Then, in 2009, Heidi became very ill after exposure to toxic mold. Soon she figured out that cutting out grains, sugar, and dairy made her feel better. Even though her health started improving, she developed several other conditions, including celiac disease.
After doing some research, Heidi realized that she could use food as medicine, so she tried a modified form of the paleo diet. Even though she doesn’t subscribe to one specific diet, she feels best when sticking to paleo guidelines.
Heidi believes that if you want to go paleo, eating tons of veggies and nutrient-rich, unprocessed foods is a great place to start. However, restricting yourself is wrong. Even Heidi occasionally eats foods that are not paleo-approved. She believes the key to staying happy and healthy is eating what makes you feel the best.
See Heidi’s Mouthwatering Paleo Recipes
This Ohio gal switched to paleo for good after her toxic mold exposure. Since she discovered the cure, she has been creating healthy recipes (while taking stunning photos of her dishes!) and is excited to share them.
Heidi is not a big dessert fan (what?!), but she was kind enough to include two of her favorite dessert options – raw vegan chocolate cream tart and blueberry sour “cream” cake.
If you are tired of zoodles, try Heidi’s shrimp and parsnip noodles! Her kid-friendly baked turkey nuggets could be an excellent option for a family dinner. And Heidi raves about her dreamy chocolate zucchini bread, so it must be that good.
Her pesto and asparagus flatbread and nectarine & prosciutto pizza with maple-balsamic reduction have been created to satisfy your pizza cravings.
Check out Heidi’s blog – Rally Pure, and see her nutrient-dense but tasty recipes.