Our Story

Almost 10 years ago, we discovered a book about eating well, which changed our lives.

We bought it in an act of desperation after a heavy pregnancy, a fatty liver diagnosis and blood profiles that looked to be in dire straits.

The book encouraged a low carbohydrate whole foods approach to eating without preaching it. The most resonating advice was simply the impact that correct food choices can have on our health. It made a compelling argument against our family’s regular diet of sugars, simple carbohydrates, stress and caffeine. It encouraged variations of protein with good fats and complex carbohydrates such as green vegetables with plenty of fibre. It allowed us to let go of calorie counting, encouraging us to move more, get outdoors and experience nourishing meals that didn’t have us in the kitchen for hours. The deal was on, and our weight along with its baggage adjusted quickly and significantly! Happy days!!

Fast forward two years and our second daughter was born with a medical condition called Neutropenia. She needed hospital stays for the best part of her first year, enduring years of prophylactic antibiotics followed by subcutaneous injections every other day to keep her risk of bacterial infection at bay. What seemed to be sufficient at keeping us out of hospital still required multiple weekly visits to clinic for monitoring and it was taking a toll on her, and on all of us!

When by chance we read Hippocrates’ famous words “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” we were again encouraged.

He believed that the human body has the innate capacity for-self healing, and that “nature itself is the best physician”.

So we took up that said book again for food inspiration knowing it spoke in similar terms. Realising just how much better we felt coming back to this way of eating, we embarked on a journey of healing and nourishment through food and lifestyle.

Our appreciation for natural food grew enormously as we learned about the impact of the industrial and chemical revolutions on food and its quality, on farming and agriculture, on animal welfare, and how it diminished the quality of our water and soil while introducing genetically modified crops and pesticides into our food chain.

Our core focus became to live easy, simply eating the foods that nature provided for nourishment and healing

before the food chain was ‘engulfed’ with preservatives, additives and industrial byproducts that are nutritionally useless and harmful to the body, and which we now know to be the leading causes of debilitating diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease among others.

We witnessed improvements in our children’s health and that of our own. Only months into our whole foods journey, our daughter was able to come off the subcutaneous injections and almost 2 years on, requires no medication of any kind. Finding so much healing in this simple message has inspired us to further ourselves in the study of Functional Nutrition and to become a dedicated GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) family for added gut healing.

Naturally nourishing whole food is our food principle. Believing healthy well-being is not a destination we arrive at, but a concerted effort we make around good food and lifestyle choices.

We share our story of healing through whole food that it might be yours too!

Jihan & Fayad
XX

Almost 10 years ago, we discovered a book about eating well, which changed our lives.

We bought it in an act of desperation after a heavy pregnancy, a fatty liver diagnosis and blood profiles that looked to be in dire straits.

The book encouraged a low carbohydrate whole foods approach to eating without preaching it. The most resonating advice was simply the impact that correct food choices can have on our health. It made a compelling argument against our family’s regular diet of sugars, simple carbohydrates, stress and caffeine. It encouraged variations of protein with good fats and complex carbohydrates such as green vegetables with plenty of fibre.

It allowed us to let go of calorie counting, encouraging us to move more, get outdoors and experience nourishing meals that didn’t have us in the kitchen for hours. The deal was on, and our weight along with its associated discomforts adjusted quickly and significantly! Happy days!!

Fast forward two years and our second daughter was born with a medical condition… She needed hospital stays for the best part of her first year; enduring years of prophylactic antibiotics followed by subcutaneous injections every other day to keep her risk of bacterial infection at bay. What seemed to be sufficient at keeping us out of hospital still required multiple weekly visits to clinic for monitoring and it was taking a toll on her … on all of us.

When by chance we read Hippocrates’ famous words “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” we were again encouraged.

He believed that the human body has the innate capacity for-self healing, and that “nature itself is the best physician”.

So we took up that said book again for food inspiration knowing it spoke in similar terms. Realising just how much better we felt coming back to this way of eating, we embarked on a journey of healing and nourishment through food and lifestyle.

Our appreciation for natural food grew enormously as we learned about the impact of the industrial and chemical revolutions on food and its quality, farming and agriculture, animal welfare, and how it diminished the quality of our water and soil while introducing genetically modified crops and pesticides into our food chain.

Our core focus became to live easy, simply eating the foods that nature provided for nourishment and healing

before the food chain was ‘engulfed’ with preservatives, additives and industrial byproducts that are nutritionally useless and harmful to the body, and which we now know to be the leading causes of debilitating diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease among others.

We witnessed improvements in our children’s health and that of our own. Only months into our whole foods journey, our daughter was able to come off the subcutaneous injections and almost 2 years on is in remission, requiring no medication of any kind. Finding so much healing in this simple message has inspired us to further ourselves in the study of Functional Nutrition and to become a dedicated GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) family for added gut healing.

Naturally nourishing whole food is our food principle. Believing healthy well-being is not a destination we arrive at, but a concerted effort we make around good food and lifestyle choices.

We share our story of healing through whole food; that it might be yours too…

Jihan & Fayad
XX

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