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Growing up outside of Portland, Alexandra describes her childhood as “growing up with hippies.” Always eating healthy, straight out of a garden to be exact, Alex as a young child always craved sugar.
“When I found out that the church down the street served cookies and kool-aid every weekend, I started going to church…by myself, just to have the cookies!”
By the age of 15, like most teenagers, Alexandra finally got to decide her own diet and what she chose to eat, especially now that she had a job and was making her own money. This continued for about 10 years, until she began to get extremely sick in her mid 20’s.
“I had migraine headaches about 3-4 days a week and put on about 20 lbs. even after the extra college weight.”
The first doctor she visited, wrote her a prescription for a cocktail of different meds, but it wasn’t until her second (and different) doctor visit, that they actually found the core of the issues.
“He asked what I had been eating, and gave me a list of foods to eat and a list of foods to avoid. I wanted to cry! The list to avoid was everything I loved.”
It may have been a bottom-point for Alexandra during that time of pain and disappointment, but it turned into a love and passion for food, molding her into what we would call a “Food Junkie!”
She attended culinary school at The Natural Gourmet Institute and began diving headfirst into nutritional research, specifically geared towards healing foods.
Flashing forward to present day and the (thankfully) healthier Alexandra, she shares the story of how she met her husband, Morgan, and the film they produced together, that not only changed their lives, but the lives of the millions viewers who have ever watched “Super Size Me.” (And if you haven’t, I HIGHLY recommend it!)
Listen in as Alexandra shares the science behind cravings, the power of healing foods and her extensive amount of nutritional knowledge, that I believe is vital for a healthier happier YOU!
“You cant just take away sugar, you cant just take away the foods that give you that dopamine hit. You have to also add in fun and play and pleasure in equal amounts.”
Going off of what Alexandra said, it’s about taking away AND adding in…it’s called a balanced life!
In This Episode You Will Learn About:
- Sugar addiction
- Eating healthy
- Food awareness
- Self care
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