We both have had many struggles in our life, with some of them physical, that we just chalked up to being environmental or hereditary. David has battled with high blood pressure, acid reflux, fatigue, and problems sleeping. Tessie has suffered from congestion, rheumatoid arthritis, stomach pain and eczema. Tessie even had celiac testing done because a couple family members have celiac, but she has tested negative.
We tried to go Gluten Free a couple times and it didn’t seem to alleviate our symptoms, so we gave up on it. Then one day, Tessie was visiting her cousin in WA, and she had suggested we do the Whole 30 (strict Paleo diet) but we thought that was way too extreme.
Fast forward 3 years later, almost exactly to the day, Tessie suggested to do the Whole 30 to see if it would help with Tessie’s Rheumatoid Arthritis pain (which she developed in 2013). David was on board because he has always had a passion for fitness and nutrition. The whole 30 was the best thing that has ever happened to us which is why we started eating Grain Free and only Natural Sugars.