Thank you for coming to my website! It’s great to have the opportunity to share my experience with everyone and hopefully help someone along the way with their dietary journey.
I will try to make this story as short as possible. When I met my husband I was in process to becoming an American Sign Language(ASL) Interpreter. A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis later, my dream of becoming an ASL court interpreter ended.
Various failed attempts with modern medicine I tried something new. I met with a neuropathic-holistic doctor and adopted a plant based, dairy free diet with reduced gluten and sugar diet.
On my journey to finding a healthier lifestyle, my views on nutrition and gut health changed drastically. Since then I have acquired a bachelor’s in Health Education and Health Promotion. The plan is to continue my research on nutrition and well-being.
My diet has not been fully gluten-free but has been drastically reduced. I now only eat sprouted bread and on occasion will ingest gluten through family and friends that are not aware of gluten in their foods.
Changing my diet has been extremely hard. It has been a challenge finding the right flours for my cooking needs. Flours can have strong flavors, difficult textures or unwanted aftertastes. Many of my early experiments ended up as and unappealing mess. I wish to create a page where we can all come together and share our experiences . My desire is to help others that are looking for alternatives or want to be informed.
My whole life I thought bread was good for you and it was not until my early twenties that I even heard of gluten. While waiting on tables at a small diner when a customer asked if we had anything gluten-free.
The question was foreign to me, I had never heard this term before. I went straight to the manager/owner who personally answered the customer’s questions.
I never pursued learning more, even after a conversation, when I was informed gluten was bad for digestion. Believing it was just another diet fad and I dismissed it.
My holistic doctor informed me most gluten products were made from a striped down grain. He informed me that there was almost no nutritional value in these products.
They impacted my system in the similar effect of me eating plaster. My intestines were in this manner being clogged and not allowing for nutrients to get through to the rest of my body.
I stopped buying all-purpose flour and started my journey to find replacements. I am able to say that through my experience and education I am able to provide advice to individuals regarding their journey to well-being.
It is my goal to provide options for others that like me are looking for gluten free flours or sprouted wheat options or simply want to experiment.
When I first started my journey I realized what few choices were actually sold in stores. I started with the ones that I could find, but not having experience, I did not realize that different flours have different textures, flavors, and qualities. Some are great in desserts while others are better in baking,
I welcome you on my journey and hope that you find what flours are best suited for your household.
My goal is to have a website that can provide others with options and information that I did not have when I started my health journey. I wish to help others discover the possibilities and start on a path of exploration into new possibilities.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out. Contact me
I hope to enlighten with my acquired knowledge that I have acquired through life and through my pursuit of promoting healthy eating. It has been a long road to where I am today (diet and lifestyle wise). I hope that this helps people out there that wish to learn more about having a healthier diet and how to live in a more holistic way.
My website is basis for helping people gain knowledge about foods, and how it affects their bodies through nutrition. It reaches out to those that have food allergies or are looking for healthier options. I promote products that I have used, researched and I believe in. I want to change the way health has been viewed which has distorted views on healthy eating
All the best,
S. Esperanza Ross