I moved to functionofwell.com.
And I’ll tell you why, but first I send my best wishes that your 2018 is off to healthy start.
If you noticed the Blonde Herbivore site has been quiet since November, that’s because I was dreaming up my new website and finishing off a thesis in Boston. To catch up anyone interested, I’m moving to Denver at the end of January! In Colorado, I’ll pursue a certification as a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner and Master Nutrition Therapist, then write my boards through NANP. The excitement of moving somewhere to pursue what I’m truly passionate about and be surrounded by abundant nature is almost too much to bear.
As I move into a new adventure where I’m pursuing nutrition and functional medicine as a career, I want to make a more directed shift of my energy toward helping others find their own wellness in sustainable ways. And that’s what Function of Well will be about. It’s time I focus on publishing information relevant to bioindividuality, current science, and sustainability to help as many people as I can.
Blonde Herbivore was a great start for me to get serious about a food blog, but I narrowed myself into parameters with the whole “herbivore” thing. If you’ve been following along for a while, you already knew that I went through a hefty share of health issues. Under doctor advisement and my own research (that now I know was hugely misguided), I adopted a plant-focused diet under the impression that animal products were contributing to the inflammatory conditions I struggled with. Little did I know until I immersed myself into the world of nutrition and functional medicine as an intern at Biodynamic Wellness. So not only did I learn there, I began to thrive.
Much of my food philosophy now is founded upon ancestral diets that focus on nourishing the body with whole foods the way nature intended. This includes pastured and grass-fed animal proteins, as well as fats from the same sources. Not only does science suggest that this is the optimal way to foster long-term health and wellness for humans, raising animals in this fashion has an enormously beneficial impact on the environment. That said, I will continue to approach nutrition and health with the principles of bioindividuality and a personal philosophy that one should follow how they feel.
On Function of Well, my recipes will continue to be about functional foods and educating my readers on ingredients, their functional properties, and how to prepare them for optimal nutrition. Seasonality and sustainability will be greater emphasized on Function of Well, and I will do my best to provide you with resources for implementing such practices into your own life.
This is a website for me to grow into, and in the coming months I will be publishing an ebook on meal prep of functional foods, so keep an eye out for that one! Additionally, Function of Well can (and likely will) eventually house the online section of a nutrition and wellness business once I earn the CNTP/MNT credentials.