Hi everyone-I’m Jen. After days, weeks and years turning to each other for support so my friends and I have decided that we should also give support to you!!
So, a little bit about myself. I am a working mom-I have two beautiful, talented daughters, a musician husband and a chocolate lab who is my bud. I currently live in the Boston area having relocated back to “home” from Florida a few years ago (I know, I’m crazy!).
My daily life involves working as a learning & development professional while juggling being a mom/wife/daughter/sister/friend and patient. I was diagnosed a few years ago with an auto-immune disease called psoriatic arthritis which definitely affects all aspects of my life.
This blog seemed like a great way to share ideas, triumps and yes, maybe some near successes. I have been searching for years for ways to use food for fuel while also reducing my chronic illnesses damage. Recently I have stopped eating meat and have been trying to cut out dairy as well as they are inflammation foods. I also try to stay away from processed foods which is crazy hard for a mom on the go. The meat was easy for me for the most part-I have never been an enthusiastic carnivore! The dairy has been a lot more difficult and I am still looking for ways to reduce my intake.
To learn to use food to feed my body in a way that promotes health and balance. I will surely make some changes and experiment with new things. I would love to hear from any of you who have tried something that works for you and look forward to sharing my journey!