My name is Angie Besko I’m a wife, mother of two, and Certified Pediatric Registered Nurse. I have worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado for 15 years. I am so thankful for those 15 years for which I have been able to take care of such wonderful children and their families. These children have 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.

I have spent the last 6 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 had lost nearly 30 pounds. 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. I decided I wasn’t going sit back and just watch him get worse I had to do my own research. 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 and minimally processed food lifestyle, his health returned. It was amazing and such an eye opening experience that food is the most powerful medicine.

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), refined sugars, and processed foods 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. It’s not their fault as they only want the best for their patients but lack the knowledge of nutrition. 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.

The Best in health,

Angie 😊

Recommended Reading

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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