Hi! I’m Sheena, and I’m the Paleo Fox, Chef, Sommelier, Yoga Student, and writer behind this blog! I live in Grand junction, CO and I have a passion and need for creating delicious and easy paleo recipes with organic ingredients without grains, gluten, dairy, rice, soy, and corn.
~So Please Follow me on my continued journey of mind and body healing and strengthening through Yoga and Paleo!~
The path to physical and spiritual health can be discovered through exploring a simpler lifestyle
that embraces the relaxing and refueling of our mind, body and spirit.
I seek to embrace the ideal of pursuing health and a calm and relaxed spirit and happy life through simple, delicious recipe’s, a balance of calming meditation through the art of Yoga, tai chi and keeping my body active and strong through exercise.
I try to apply these ideals to my life as a woman, a wife, and a mother. (to my fluffy children aka pets)
I believe food can be medicine when used in the correct way and that if you make a few healthy food changes now they can become benefits to your health later.
I want everyone to know that healthy food does not need to be flavorless, boring, or extremely difficult to make which I will share with you through my recipes.
Our Journey to Health
My story with food and nutrition goes back to when I was a child and my mother always tried to keep us healthy. I watched her slowly choose better options for my brothers and I by giving us homeopathic medicines keeping us away from hormones in our milk and changing are diets to organic foods.
After I became an adult and got married I had to start doing all the cooking for my husband and myself this led me to the discovery that cooking was awesome! and I loved it! but we didn’t really keep to the healthy eating example I was given by my mother. I spent 4 years in sunny California with my husband who was in the navy at the time. During our time there I had many health issues, I was diagnosed with a mutated parathyroid which had to be removed, calcium kidney stones caused by the parathyroid, which also had to be removed and then I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia which turned out to be a misdiagnoses (unlike my mother who does have fibromyalgia) it was instead Myofascial pain syndrome but I didn’t find that out until 5 years later. I was able to cure my Myofascial pain syndrome by going to physical therapy, practicing the art of tai chi, meditating, and changing my diet to all organic foods.
All the sickness I went through caused me to become obsessed with being as healthy as I could be, so after my husband and I moved back home to Grand junction CO. I started changing our diet to a complete organic food diet, and since I loved cooking and wanted a better understanding of nutrition and how to cook I went to the culinary school at Colorado Mesa University and got my degree in the culinary arts.
After graduating culinary school and learning lots of awesome cooking Technique’s I started cooking lots of delicious new dishes and developing my own recipes. We had been eating organic for the years I had been in School, But we hadn’t gone completely gluten or grain free during that time. So my husband had gained a bit of weight and it didn’t seem to matter how much he worked out or how much dieting he did the weight didn’t want to come off. Then in 2013 I was diagnosed with a gluten, and dairy sensitivity and then in 2015 I was still having some problems with foods, sleep, and anxiety, I was tested for multiple food allergies and found out I have a form of celiac and can also not eat dairy, corn, rice, or soy, as well. Along with the news of my recent allergies, we also had a few medical conditions on both sides of the family that could be prevented if we changed our diets and life style so my husband and I have started Practicing yoga on a regular basis and we completely changed our diet to a fairly strict paleo diet.
Since our change of life style and gluten, grain, dairy, soy, rice and corn Free diet. We have found that are bodies were happier and healthier eating and living this way. I love experimenting in the kitchen and eating all the Delicious and healthy foods on the paleo diet that I had never tried cooking before. My husband has started losing the weight, we both love practicing yoga and our bodies are much happier and healthier and we have more energy eating this way. We’ve been questioned by friends and family for our unique choices. But listening to our own bodies, we know it is the right thing for us.
What you will find on my blog
Paleo Friendly, Allergy Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Recipes That are Easy to Make and Delicious!
Also if you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask me!
If your new to the paleo diet and your not quite sure what all the uproar is about, being a Nerd myself plus my husband has quite the obsession with Lego’s. We very much like this post from Steve Kamb at the nerd fitness website which tells about the paleo diet for beginners with some very entertaining Lego pictures lol!