My name is Angie Besko I’m a wife, mother of two, and Certified Pediatric Registered Nurse. I worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado for 12 years. (Dec. 2003-March 2016) I am so thankful for those 12 years for which I was able to take care of such wonderful children and their families. These children taught me how to be strong, to live life to the fullest, and not take a moment for granted. Life is so precious, it can be taken from us at any moments notice. It was a challenging yet rewarding time in my life that I will always cherish. With all of that said, there comes a time and need for change, and that’s where I am in my life. I am currently staying at home with my 2 kiddos, Brooke and David and pursuing my nutrition and cooking passion. I have spent the last few years researching the World of nutrition. I’m excited to share my knowledge of health and recipes with all of you!
My journey to a gluten-free/ grain-free lifestyle began a few years ago, back in 2013. My husband Dave began to struggle with his health. He underwent many tests, one of which was for Celiac disease which came back negative. His Doctor wanted to diagnose him with Crohn’s disease but he wasn’t entirely sure of the diagnosis. In desperation, I began my search for something that would help him. During my search, I read a number of books on nutrition and gluten-free/ grain-free lifestyles. One of the books was Wheat Belly, by Dr. William Davis. I was hopeful this lifestyle would be the answer to bring his health back. After 3 months of following a gluten-free lifestyle, his health returned. We found the answer, he was gluten intolerant! It was such a relief that it wasn’t something more serious.
My husband Dave wasn’t the only one who saw amazing changes in health. I lost 20 pounds following a grain free low carb lifestyle, which I had been struggling to lose since the birth of my son in 2011. It was also at this time that I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. This lifestyle has helped me gain control of my weight and my autoimmune disease.
It has become my passion and mission to help others through sharing my recipes and knowledge about health, and hopefully be an inspiration for others who may be seeking the same answers we once were. ANYONE can benefit from a grain free lifestyle! Grains (especially Wheat) and refined sugars increase inflammation in the body which then contribute to anything from asthma, skin disorders, high blood pressure, to IBD. The list goes on and on. Furthermore, the agencies that are providing us with information on what is healthy to eat, are giving us detrimental information. The doctors who look to these agencies, then ultimately give their patients the wrong dietary advice. This is one of the main reasons our country currently has the highest rates of heart disease and diabetes in American history. I am on a mission along with many others to help educate people on proper nutrition. Nutrition that has proven, positive results in taking back people’s health. I urge you to do your own research just as I did. I didn’t always, but I now believe food can be the most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.
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Against All Grain cookbook by Danielle Walker
Grain Brain by Dr. Perlmutter MD
Brain Maker by Dr. Perlmutter MD
Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis MD
Wheat Belly Total Health by Dr. William Davis MD
Eat Fat Get Thin by Mark Hyman MD
The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman MD