Hey yo! I’m Anne Marie, your hostess here at Casa De Detox, aka Grass Fed Salsa. GFS aims to make wellness less pretentious by sharing the pretty and sh*tty aspects of living a life less toxic.
Oh yeah, and also I help people detoxify their home and body with really simple strategies…. ’cause, you know, it’s important and stuff.
I’m so thrilled to get to know you, and share all the info I’ve gathered from my past 5 years in biz as a nutritionist and health coach.
My Health Journey
Here’s the thing – the catalyst of me going back to school for nutrition and starting this wellness website was all because I got sick. Actually, I had been sick for as long as I can remember.
I was the toddler crying to her mama complaining about her tummy hurting.
Visit after visit to the doctor, loads of inconclusive diagnostic procedures, and I ended up with a label of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and a prescription for Miralax.
After decades of suffering from hormonal imbalances, digestion issues, massive gut distention, I was finally diagnosed with Celiac Disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, insulin resistance, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).
After diagnosis, I saw conventional and unconventional doctors for years, each of them throwing prescription medications and bio-identical hormones at me, but I knew that wasn’t the path I wanted to follow.
I didn’t want to be ‘the sick person’ taking prescriptions that masked one symptom while causing another. I wanted to dig deep and discover the root cause.
In 2013, I FINALLY found healing… by focusing on my health holistically. Not just cleaning up my diet, but also by reducing the toxins I put on and in my body, face, home, movement, mind, and relationships.
Basically, I detoxed my life, one simple step at a time, and the change was profound. It literally changed my entire life.
Yes, you read that right. Toxins were the trigger to it all, and living a life less toxic is what I needed to do to truly heal.
How GFS Came to Be
So I started Grass Fed Salsa because I had to share what I learned on this journey.
I wanted to help people who were struggling with similar issues (irregular periods, PMS, chronic gut pain, fatigue, weight gain, irregular blood sugar, constipation, and bloating) find healing, too.
And show them ways to heal naturally: with whole foods, selective supplementation, non-toxic products, and simple lifestyle changes.
Little by little, my online wellness community grew to millions, and 5 years after I created this space, I decided I needed to give up one dream for another. I traded in my career as an interior designer to run my wellness website full time in 2019.
I can’t wait to share everything I’ve learned with you so you can find your own healing and happiness. Sound good?