Jasmine Jafferali grew up an overweight child and drinking pop (yes, she's from Chicago) and made many lifestyle changes along throughout her life. While she doesn't blog for her health, she blogs to inspire you to make positive, healthy changes.
Jasmine began her gluten free diet ventures way before it became trendy. After battling health issues ranging from migraines, GERD, fatigue, bloating and moodiness, her husband asked her to marry him anyways and she went gluten,soy and dairy free ridding all medications and began her path to healing. After her naturopathic medical doctor gave her the green light to begin trying for a family, she was pregnant three weeks later and life as a mom began. She left her job after her daughter was born in 2007 and took a maternity sabbatical to study health, nutrition and healing. She does not claim to be a dietician, classes made her sleepy in college, instead she earned her degree in exercise science for her love of fitness. After landing a job in corporate wellness, she earned her Master's in Public Health and loves belting out statistics about health and proving doctors through research that the right diet can heal. Jasmine calls herself a nutrition detective deciphering labels and educating parents to empower them to eat cleaner and healthier.
After the birth of her son in 2010, she learned know matter how much you do by the books, sometimes you just can't know it all. She is grateful for her son's Sensory Processing Disorder and keeps to a strict diet of various food sensitivities and learning more than she ever thought she would know and is now helping parents whose kids are on the spectrum. Jasmine likes to challenge the medical community, encourages parents to do the same by exercising their patient rights and while she believes there is a time and place for modern medicine, she'll look to alternative methods to health and healing before resorting to drugs.
Jasmine loves to snack and her love of snacking helped her to launch her new app called Snack Smart Solutions, keeping snacks balanced, clean and tasty. You can read her blog and insites about faith, family, food and fitness at Healthy Jasmine
E-mail Jasmine at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ugly truth about gummy vitamins and candies
March 3, 2014
With both February's Dental Health Month and March's National Nutrition Month in mind, Jasmine Jafferali reached out to local pediatric dentist Dr. Sam Park about gummy vitamins and treats.
Philip Seymour Hoffman's death prompts discussion of food addictions
February 17, 2014
We are all capable of being addicted to something, says Healthy Jasmine. She takes a look at why so many of us have food addictions.
Chicago mom's plea to arrogant drivers: Please slow down in snow and ice!
February 3, 2014
To all the drivers who think they can handle snowy, icy conditions without slowing down, you can't. For the sake of others around you, this Chicago mom asks arrogant drivers to be more cautious.
How to detox your kitchen: Tackling your cookware
January 27, 2014
Is your cookware adding metals and toxins to your cooked food? In the third and final installment in her Detoxing your Kitchen series, Jasmine Jafferali shares why you should scrutinize your pots and pans.
How to detox your kitchen: Say no to sugars
January 20, 2014
In the second of three parts on detoxing your kitchen, Jasmine Jafferali takes on sugar and offers some healthier substitutions.
How to detox your kitchen
January 6, 2014
Chicago parents, give your New Year's resolutions a healthy boost by detoxing your kitchen. First of three parts.
Mom hopes for lasting American Girl memories
December 23, 2013
It's time her daughter gets her first American Girl doll and Jasmine Jafferali can't wait for Christmas morning.
Chicago mom: Why I am glad I did the 23andMe genetic test
December 9, 2013
This mom is irate that the FDA has halted the more affordable genetic test offered by 23andMe Inc. Her own results allowed her to understand her son's allergies much better.
Chicago mom fights holiday commercialism
December 2, 2013
A holiday lesson for the kids: 'Our lives do not become full because we get what we want, but we must learn to give more than what we have.'
Mom: Feeling grateful should extend beyond November
November 25, 2013
In our darkest and saddest days, Jasmine Jafferali says, we can remind ourselves that we still have much to be thankful for because it shows in the way we live our lives