Rewind back to 2014. I was hiding in the pantry cupboard at home, stuffing dairy milk chocolate into my mouth, desperately trying to get through the day.
I had had a series of miscarriages, one ectopic pregnancy and a failed IVF cycle. Parasites were thriving in my gut and my anxiety was so bad I could barely hold a conversation. Even the simple act of walking was hard for me. I was turning to high-sugar foods to keep me going but, of course, they weren’t helping. I went to the doctors again and again, trying to understand what was wrong with me, but there seemed to be no clear solution.
I had a little boy who needed his mum, a husband who needed his wife but I couldn’t help anyone, let alone myself. All I knew was that something had to change.
Thankfully, at a theta healing course, something did change. I met Patrice Corrie, a woman who has since become a wonderful friend, who shifted the course of my life. Through her I addressed my gluten and dairy intolerances and I met some amazing holistic doctors including Ameeta Gajjar, Alison Parsons and Sara Winchester. Surrounded by these women I started to heal myself.
"I still wanted to treat myself every now and then so I started playing around with making raw treats that were dairy, gluten and sugar-free; delicious snacks I could eat while still looking after myself."
One of the major steps I took on this healing journey was to clean the parasites out of my gut and for that I had to go sugar free.
I have not looked back. Saying goodbye to dairy, gluten and refined sugars has been one of the best decisions of my life. I feel so good and clear in the head now it is almost hard to imagine how foggy and lost I felt before.
Before I started to heal, I couldn’t wait to get into bed at night, to shut everything out and retreat from the world. I’d wake up in the mornings, curled in the fetal position, full of dread about the day ahead. Being awake in the day was a stress – I was surviving, not living. Now I go to bed excited about tomorrow. Even waking up feels exciting. There is lightness in my life, a joy that wasn’t there and the change in my diet has contributed enormously to this.
But I still wanted to treat myself every now and then so I started playing around with making raw treats that were dairy, gluten and sugar-free; delicious snacks I could eat while still looking after myself. And wow, who knew – I certainly didn’t – how much I would LOVE creating and making raw treats like peanut snickers and hazelnut cocoa fudge biscuits. They tasted amazing and were good for me.
My friend Patrice suggested I start making some of my raw treats for her students at her theta wellbeing courses. I then went on to make my raw treats for a couple of cafes on the Northern Beaches and all of a sudden Love Raw Treats was born.
Now I sell my treats at The Beaches Markets in Warriewood every second Friday, through my online store and for private orders and events.
All my treats are made with love, using the finest ingredients – mostly organic – by me.
I am so thankful for where I am at today, how great I feel to be sugar, dairy and gluten free and how much enjoyment I get from making these delicious raw treats for others.
Amee also offers theta healing wellbeing lifestyle consultations via phone or Skype. “I want to help other women break through that exhaustion, release the numbness and tap into their creativity”. For more information, contact Amee on email@example.com