Wow.. This is my first blog post and I am so super excited to be starting this journey with you all and sharing with you the journey I have been these last few years!
For those of your that don’t know me, my name is Heather Metoyer and a mommy to a 3 year old little girl named Eloise, who as the days go by more and more becomes my little sidekick, buddy, and mini me…She sure gets me all riled up and in a tizzy at times, but I wouldn’t change her challenging, independent, lovable, kind, free spirit for anything!
I am also a wife, best friend, and partner in this crazy life to my husband Felix. He is something I can’t even put into words. He has been my rock, my heart, my everything and I wouldn’t have made it through these last few years without him. Ohhh and he’s pretty cute too 🙂
So I know I have been mentioning these last few years have been tough and they have. We had Eloise in February 2014 and about 6 months later I was diagnosed with Hashimoto Thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune disease where immune system turns against your bodies own tissues. Hashitmoto’s specifically attacks your thyroid, which then prevents it from producing its own hormones that the body needs to function. If not taken care of it can affect every part of your body. Click here for a great article by Dr. Izabella Wentz that explains Hashimoto’s in more detail.
After getting the necessary hormone replacement started I was still falling ill and could barely function let alone be a new mommy. I knew something out of my control was going on inside and after a number of ER trips, multiple Drs. and specialists visits, we finally found one that listened. She listened to me and heard what I was saying and later that month after a number of tests and procedures I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, my second autoimmune disease. Celiac is a serious autoimmune disease where the ingestion of gluten leads to the damage of your small intestine. Click here for more information on what Celiac Disease is and how it can affect you.
Now lets fast forward to the present and I can tell you and will tell you all about it in my coming posts about how I have successfully put my Hashimoto’s into remission, healed my gut and continue to have to adjust to keep my gut healthy, reduced and eliminated most of my symptoms, and want to help other figure out how to help themselves and heal their bodies. Diet and lifestyle changes are what helped me and I have learned so much on the this path that I can’t help but share with everyone! So dive into my food posts, subscribe to my YouTube Channel to watch my cooking videos, and follow my Instagram and Facebook for my honesty, my life, my journey.
Remember in order to heal you need to have a positive health journey and I am here to help!