Hi! Amy here! Thanks so much for stopping by my site.
I’m so pleased to see you all here. Living a healthy, eco-friendly lifestyle means a lot to our family, and because you are here, I guess it means a lot to YOU too.
Maybe you’re the only one in the family who sees the benefits in that, and maybe they think you are a crazy hippie or a complete health nut.
Been there… just ignore those silly comments and before you know, the whole family will be talking about living a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle, too. One bite at a time. Believe me!
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Here’s a little story about myself
My name is Amy Goodrich and I’m a huge food, life, and animal lover. I studied pharmacy and biology and worked as a plant biologist at the University of Belgium for several years.
Struggles with my own health, my dad having a heart attack (which he luckily survived), and my hubby being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, made me fully aware of the fact things needed to be changed.
That was when I decided to go back to school and I took up a 4-year after-work, over-weekend nutrition/health coach course at The European Academy For Natural Health Care (EANG, Ghent Belgium) and became a nutritionist and holistic health coach.
One bite/step at a time we changed our lifestyles and what an incredible, crazy journey that has been for us! And that my gorgeous friend is why I created this blog. To share our experiences, tips, tricks, and recipes to live a healthy, happy life.
Meet the family……
How we changed our health and happiness
In the past, my hubby was one of the biggest carnivores on Earth (maybe a bit over-exaggerated 😉 ) but compared to myself he was. When I started the holistic health coach course, he was always laughing with my “hippie-like” mission to become healthy and step away from eating that much meat and processed foods.
Step-by-step I changed our diet to a more alkaline, mainly plant-based lifestyle. It’s what they call a flexitarian diet these days. Meat, fish, dairy, and grains are still on the menu too, but in moderation.
Meatless Monday’s (or in Belgium, it was actually Veggie Thursday), fruits for breakfast (which became green smoothies later), cooking with coconut oil and going to yoga class…. That’s how our journey to become healthy started several years ago… one bite at a time.
And now the amazing results…
My hubby hasn’t had an MS flare-up for over 4 years and is even off his interferon injections without any issues! I improved my cholesterol, weight and heart rhythm disorder without the need for medication.
Going through these amazing changes ourselves made us realize how powerful food and mental well-being are for overall health and happiness. When I changed my family’s health for the better, it felt, and still feels, so good that I wanted to help other families achieve the same result.
I love food, and through this website I want to show the world that eating healthy and being healthy not necessarily means eating tasteless food, spending whole evenings in the kitchen, or working your ass off in the gym.
That was the healthy part… now the happiness part 🙂
Almost 2 years ago I quit my job as a plant biologist to focus on guiding people on their journey to improve health and happiness and follow my own passion in life. It all started out with guiding people one-to-one in my home practice.
These days, however, I’m happy to be able to reach so much more people through this blog, social media, my online “ThinForever” course, online coaching sessions, 10-Day detox course and my brand new meal planning platform YourHealthy.Menu.
And I must say… you are all putting a smile on my face. Helping people and hearing all your success stories and lovely feedback truly warms my soul. It is what gives me the strength and motivation to keep doing what I’m doing… helping people just like you find health and happiness for themselves and their families. So much more rewarding than studying the cell cycle of plants…. believe me.
Apart from being a food lover, I’m a crazy cat-lady who loves to practice yoga on a daily-ish basis, whenever I can I don’t mind a dive into the deep blue to amaze myself of the underwater world, and I love to discover new places, cultures, and people. We have always wondered how it is to live in the world rather than in just one country.
That’s why we moved to SE-Asia last year. Although we miss family and friends, we are absolutely loving the tropical atmosphere and climate, so think we might stay here for a little while before moving onto our next adventure.
As you can see the past 10 years or so has been a life changing journey and, to be honest, chasing our health and happiness was the best choice we ever made in our life. If you gradually change your life, it isn’t that hard. You’ll see 😉
If I could make the change for my family and myself, I know you could do the same. And I’m here to help you on your journey!
Thanks again for stopping by and I look forward to hearing your amazing stories, tips, and recipes… to get to know you better.
P.S. Don’t forget to download my welcome gift… “The Green Smoothie Lifestyle”, an eBook that will teach you how to make the perfect green smoothie, even if you don’t fancy the “green” taste.
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