I grew up eating southern comfort food and battling the bulge. After college I lost 90 lbs on a low fat diet and cardio exercise. Inspired by my success, I wanted to help others and became a personal trainer for many years. On the outside I looked good but was battling sugar cravings and hunger. In 2010, after years of yo-yo dieting, I was diagnosed with Hashimotos thyroiditis an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its self.
In addition to thyroid medication, I adopted a gluten free and Paleo diet that is higher in fat and lower in carbs which helped my energy, blood sugar and happy moods. Along my healing journey I started to become aware of chemicals in my home and personal care routine and I found natures answer: essential oils that helped me in so many ways physically and emotionally (learn more here).
Caitlin Weeks is a certified nutrition consultant, writer of Grassfedgirl.com and bestselling author of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking.