Hello Houston/Galveston! I am very excited to be an integral part of the growing Houston-Galveston WAPF Chapter. Being a member of this organization for the past 3 years has truly changed my life. I’ve spent most of my life not feeling well in some way shape or form. From childhood I’ve dealt with chronic ear infections, colds, sinus infections, severe digestive issues, chronic headaches, fatigue and mood swings. I went to many doctors as a child, all telling my parents the same thing: I would grow out of it. I learned to cope as best I could and live with a constantly bloated stomach and dull headache, neither of which ever went away, and taking antibiotics often up to 3-4 times per year. It wasn’t until I was in my thirties when I walked out of a doctors office with a diagnosis of reflux and a prescription for nexium that I decided I’d had enough. This was no way to live! For the first time in my life I realized that my health was my own responsibility so I set out to find healing. After reading a book actually called Natural Alternatives to Nexium, I had a feeling I may be sensitive to gluten and dairy. I went through an elimination diet for 3 months and I never looked back! My stomach looked normal, my headaches went away, I lost 30lbs and I haven’t had a sinus infection since! That was 4 years ago. Soon after that transition I was introduced to the Weston Price Foundation. I am now certified in WISE Traditions studies through Hawthorn University and am studying for my certification as a Holistic Nutrition Consultant with a goal of specializing in traditional food preparation for digestive healing. I recently attended the amazing Simply Being Well Cooking Training with Monica Corrado. I plan to continue with the teacher training this fall to bring the important skills of traditional food preparation to the Houston area. This journey has changed my family’s lives for the better. I am thrilled to be part of this community and can’t wait to share my knowledge and learn from you all.
Amy Robison: amy <at> wapf-houston <dot> org