Hi! My name is Ester Perez and I love making Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes that entice even the pickiest of eaters (my youngest!). I teach families the fundamentals of living their healthiest and happiest life!
As a Mom, let me tell you that life gets hectic. There is NO one size fits all perfect recipe for Motherhood. I know how crazy life gets trying to juggle healthy eating and living joyfully.
What I have learned over the years is that when I take good care of myself, I AM the best version of myself. I am the best wife, a great friend, and the best MOM. In this space is when I flourish at teaching my kids good values, resilience and life skills.
It is my mission to raise:
- and compassionate human beings while being my best self!
This blog shares lots of healthy delicious family-friendly recipes that are always gluten-free, sometimes grain-free and mostly dairy-free.
Some things I believe in are:
- Cooking is an adventure, you should try it!
- Kids are fully capable of cooking at a young age and they are so eager to learn, so teach your kids to cook! It’s a necessity!
- Vibrant Health must be earned and it is possible to feel awesome every day!
- Learn to adapt to the different stages of Motherhood and parenting, it’s never easy, just different.
- Learn to be the best version you can be, it’s so worth it!
- I was born in the wrong “era” because I love swing dancing, polka dots, big fancy hats, bright red lipstick, and Downton Abbey…and that’s ok! It’s better to be me than pretend to be someone else!
You might be wondering HOW did Nurture My Gut come about?
When I was 15, I began to develop some major health challenges…hair falling out, depression, migraines (with vision loss), Vitiligo, yeast infections and thyroid problems. I saw a doctor, popped a pill and felt worse! So I decided to try a natural approach.
My Grandmother took me to see a Naturopath and Iridologist and I came out with a bag full of herbs, a list of foods that I should NOT eat, and foods that I should eat. I would like to add that daily juicing and herbal sauna treatment was a big part of my healing-hence all the juice recipes and my passion for hot yoga!
I followed my protocol to the perfect “T” (I am such a good student..wink!) for 6 months and ALL of my symptoms stopped in their tracks! I learned at an early age, given the right food, the body can heal itself! What I put in my mouth can make me feel miserable, or make me feel awesome!
Fast forward 25 years of health challenges & health transformation.
Currently, my husband and daughter are vegetarian and I cook gluten-free at home.
This past year, in 2019, most of my food intolerances cleared up (thanks to many lifestyle changes) nevertheless, I still cook gluten-free at home.
I have found that the more I stick to healthy core fundamentals, ESPECIALLY exercise, the more my gut heals, and the more I can expand on my diet. What I find is that several factors affect my body, it is constantly changing and that is OK.
I am a Certified Health Coach and in June 2019, I graduated from Trinity School Of Natural Health as a Naturopath.
I have learned to overcome many health challenges and I am my happiest and healthiest I have ever been!
Join me in my adventures of healthy and happy living!
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