Honest Nutritional Advice for the Real World
Welcome to Ask Cassy First, a free resource of health information on how a whole food, high raw, and low allergen diet can help you find your way to ideal health, wellness and hormone balance!
Featuring Cassy's Diet & Detox Journal that spans more than seven years, this website combines Cassy's long-running online journal with a huge collection of natural health & nutrition articles she's authored. Your body is calling you to educate yourself about the underlying cause of your health issues, rather than simply treating the symptoms of 'dis-ease'. Listen carefully, your system is telling you what you need. So often we dismiss that voice, seeking instead to silence the symptom, rather than address the cause.
If optimal health comes from within, your job is to inform yourself, so you can make better choices and informed decisions when it comes to good health and integrative medicine. Thanks for stopping by!
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Beat the bloat, baby fat and bounce back to health. Well, maybe not bounce, but find the path. Once upon a time I battled PCOS, dreaded jawline acne, suffered with yo-yo dieting and even watched my hair fall out. But I took the high road and discovered my path to wellness!
In 1997 I learned that many of the health issues I have been dealing with since my late teens, (like irregular periods, weight gain and bothersome breakouts) were all due to an endocrine imbalance called Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. (PCOS)
My interest in alternative medicine has allowed me to find better health, regulate my hormones, get pregnant and deliver a beautiful and healthy son. I'd love to share with you the secrets to my sucess! Want to learn more?
Like many of you, I struggled to find the pathway to wellness. I got a good start in life, actually, as I grew up in a vegetarian household where sprouts and seeds were commonplace. In fact, in 2nd grade I missed several answers on a test because I didn't know that beef came from a cow! But, like most kids today, I wanted to fit in with my friends. Why did I have to eat the peanut butter and banana sandwiches, when everyone else had chips and cookies? So by the time I hit junior high, my diet was a downhill slope to junkville.
Poor food choices lead to mood swings, and emotional issues led to food issues. By the time I was in college I'd gained the freshman 15 plus ten. I'd lost touch with the healthy lessons I'd been given as a child and my health suffered. From allergies to anxiety, breakouts to lethargy, you name it, I suffered from it. Over the years I'd tried everthing from prescription medications to chiropractic to help me feel better. Finally, in my mid twenties a holistic practitioner managed to convince me that my diet & hormonal balance was dragging me down, making me ill.
She was right! Simple changes helped me begin to feel much better. In 1999 I moved to a tropical climate where free time for relaxation, sunshine and whole foods was easy to find. In 2003 I discovered the healing benefits of a raw food diet, which I used in conjunction with a regime of cleansing and detoxification to finally eliminate my symptoms of poor health.
The healthier I got, the more energy I had, and the more I wanted to share my story. I eventually found work in the natural products industry & the rest is history. It's now ten years later and I'm a nutritional consultant working as a manager & natural health educator for one of America's leading supplement companies!
Are you looking for nutritional consulation? My NC practice is currently closed to new clients. In the meantime, we invite you to browse the Diet & Detox Journal archives for powerful information on themes of health.