Hi there! I’m Sami.
What most people don’t know about me is that I have been living with autoimmune disease since I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of eight. Other mysterious symptoms have popped up along the way and I am on what seems like a never-ending journey to solve the puzzle of my health.
My life has been a series of small setbacks and big decisions which have led me to this point. I have had to face the reality that I will probably never do a push-up or run a marathon, and everyday is a struggle to fight back the feelings of “this sucks” as I stiffly roll out of bed, and get myself to a positive place of gratitude for the things I am able to do well, or even at all.
A few years ago, I made the decision to take back my body through healthful eating, natural supplements, daily exercise, and positivity. I have since been trying to better my situation day by day, bite by bite, and thought by thought. I hope to share that journey here and possibly help someone else along the way. I find great comfort in knowing there are others who understand the daily struggles of living with RA, and I also know that you don’t need a diagnosis to be interested in your health and well being and everyone struggles with something. I hope I can give you hope and inspiration as I try to be my best self and share with you through my experiences, trials, successes, and inevitable failures.
I follow a loose paleo diet and I like to test new recipes as I try to bring more variety to my limited ingredient list. I will be sharing much of those trials here with you.
I am always reading about new natural ways of healing and would love to hear from all of you with any of your advice as well!