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
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