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
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What is a salicylate and how can a sensitivity affect my child?
July 15, 2013
Jasmine breaks down what a salicylate sensitivity is and explains its common side effects.
Better mental and physical health through natural living
July 8, 2013
Your brain and your gut are more connected than you might think.
Gluten free and allergy free meals at Walt Disney World
July 1, 2013
A family full of allergies and dietary restrictions can still have their magical trip to Walt Disney World, they just have to know where to eat.
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World for kids with allergies
June 17, 2013
Worried about family meals during a trip to Disney? Leave the stress at home.
A guide to non-dairy milks for National Dairy Month
June 10, 2013
For National Dairy Month, Jasmine shares a guide to the non-dairy milks your family may be interested in trying.
Summer barbecue ideas for families with allergies
May 28, 2013
Warm weather means summer parties and potlucks, but how can you accomodate all your guests with food allergies and dietary concerns?
A simple request from a family with food allergies
May 20, 2013
We're not picky eaters to offend you and your cooking. We're picky eaters because we have to be safe with our diets.
Learning more than just cooking from scratch from generations of the women who came before me
May 13, 2013
A Mother's Day meal with four generations is a reminder of the lessons, in and out of the kitchen, that have been passed down from mom to mom.
Bedwetting: Is it a sign of bladder allergies?
May 6, 2013
Could your child's bedwetting actually be an allergy? How to find out.
My favorite gluten-free finds at the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo
April 30, 2013
I headed to the expo on a mission to find the best clean and healthy gluten-free products.