Hello and welcome to Healthy Hub,
My name is Coral and I live in West Sussex by the sea, with my partner Joel and son Billy.
Healthy Hub is about living well, being good to yourself and being mindful of the World around you. It is at the heart of everything I believe in.
Stress levels, anxiety, illness and pain can all be healed through the gut. As I myself have found out. Eating clean, organic food has transformed my life and opened my eyes to ingredients I never thought could taste so good.
About three Years ago I was diagnosed with peri-menopause. I was experiencing hot flushes, night sweats and acute migraines. I lost all concentration and suffered horrific mood swings. A migraine would last for up to four days and deem me bed bound, which was hugely troublesome, given my little boy was an energetic three year old and I was a single parent.
I started off going down the orthodox route, in terms of medicating my migraines. I was prescribed triptans and anti-depressants, to name but a few. They would take the pain away but totally floor me, leaving me feeling sluggish and disorientated. My body became immune to most of these drugs and each time I suffered an attack, I would have to take so many tablets to numb the pain. I ended up in hospital twice, which was terribly frightening. My skin was breaking out and my overall health was not in a good way, not to mention my mental health.
So I decided I had to do something, seek advice from a more unorthodox source.I went to see an alternative medical practitioner, who asked me everything from what my childhood had been like to how firm my stool was.I felt counselled and cleansed after speaking with her. Finally someone to listen and not just numb the problem but find the source.
This is where my journey into health and nutrition began. I had always been healthy, or so I thought. I was told that if I cut out sugars, grains, wheat and gluten, my migraines would dissipate. They did. I was told to lower my carbohydrates and increase my fats.
I started to get creative with food and found a real love for inventing recipes and sourcing new ingredients to use. Which is what inspired me to start a blog, so I can share, not only my love of food but the full meaning of gut health and how everything starts from there. If I can cure something that was truly debilitating with what goes into my body, other than man-made drugs, then every aspect of my life would become enriched.