Hello! We are best friends & sisters on a never ending journey living a healthy & active lifestyle. Our health journey dates back nearly a decade… We’ve been lifting in the gym & mindful of our nutrition since 2012. However, being so young and trying to figure out what “health” looked like was tough, especially doing it alone.
Ashley was 19 back then, starting to play collegiate golf at the Notre Dame, and Sarah was 15, just trying to find her way through high school.
At the start, unhealthy body image & ignorance lead to eating disorders and an unhealthy obsession with eating “clean” & working out… a lot.
We both found our light out when we started powerlifting about 5 years ago. Powerlifting taught us to be strong, it changed the way we looked at training and our bodies and was the first time we both felt like we knew our place in the gym and with our health.
But, being strong and having muscles does not actually equal “healthy”. In 2017, we were both diagnosed with autoimmune diseases, dealing with extreme fatigue, brain fog, rashes, chronic constipation, inflammation, depression, Raynaud’s, joint pain, & more.
In efforts to take back our health, we invested in tons of blood work & performed endless experiments, seeking out new research to find our answers. In the end, all paths lead us to fasting and adopting the Ketogenic diet, and within a month of going Keto, both of us were thriving and almost entirely symptom free from our autoimmune diseases. At the start of 2019, we both went full carnivore, which certainly helped eliminate all remaining inflammation, but… it’s not our final destination.
Our journey with carnivore taught us some of the most valuable lessons that have forever changed our lives. We learned that animal products are truly the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, and that it really does matter where you source your food from. We’ve learned that we can play a role in food production and healing the soil via regenerative agriculture. Our future plans now fully revolve around starting our own farm and supplying nutrient dense food to our local community and beyond, online.
With all this in mind, we have no fears of ever being nutrient deficient. Or harming our guts. Or feeling lost and sick and depressed again. But, we’re still on a health journey, and currently that is to heal our reproductive systems after years of ignoring hypothalamic amenorrhea, which was likely only made worse from all the fasting, keto, and zero carb carnivore diet.
So, we’re now forming our own dietary guidelines, one’s that are based on all the nutritional information we’ve learned through our journey, our experience, our unique bodies, and our preferences. We’re all different, but I hope you can pick up a thing or two while you’re here.
Learn more about our amenorrhea journey here:
How we feel about being stuck in diet culture here:
And our full autoimmune story here (which now requires updates, per usual):
We share our journey in hopes to inspire others to make a positive change in his or her life. To never settle for average and to never give up on themselves or their health. To be open to learn, grow, evolve… and enjoy every step of the way.