So you eat healthy, right?

Food is such a hard topic to discuss. It really is and I get it.

We are used to our comfort foods and so many of us try to eat healthy. Yet when we look in the mirror we quietly admit that we don't feel our best anymore. But we eat very healthy, right?

I hear this from so many people, even from those who struggle with colitis, diverticulosis or any inflammatory bowel disease or auto-immune problems.

I'm sure many people are trying to be health conscious, following diets and guidelines, or just eating to manage calories in-calories out, but they may be missing the bigger picture.

If someone has intestinal or other chronic health issues, well, they are probably not eating the healthiest for themselves.

That's how my journey started, too...

I once had all kinds of symptoms (from skin to digestive problems) and even though I tried SO HARD to be healthy, something was still missing.

I thought it was me, that I was imagining my issues, but the body's signs don't lie - and so I dug deeper to understand the issues that were plaguing my health.

I have this one body and this one chance at health - and I refuse to accept "issues".

I also didn't want my problems to snowball into something bigger...

I'm glad I was stubborn.