Jill Schmelke grew up in a home where good food was a big deal. Her mum was a creative and delicious cook (her mint cured salmon remains her favourite dish ever). Her mother put an emphasis on healthy foods — while her friends ate Pop Tarts and sucked back Super Socco’s. Packaged foods in her household were a no go – reserved for holidays and road trips only. Her sister complained at the time but she is grateful now for the mindset of health her mother instilled. She knew what it was like to go out into the world well-nourished. With a healthy body and mind, it felt that Jill could accomplish anything! She is now the mom of two boys. She spends the years in between pursuing her love of food, fitness and writing. She studied kinesiology and personal training, worked in the food industry, got disillusioned, and went back to school for a graduate degree in journalism. Jill’s family has its share of health challenges (who doesn’t these days??). As her mom, controlled what we ate, so Jill tries alternative diets such as GAPS and SCD. She fermented, juiced, eschewed grains and dairy, threw out anything in a package and spent hours learning about alternative healing modalities. The more she learned— the more things changed — for the better. Food is a major part of our healing journey but so is reducing the toxic load in our daily lives and using a tailored supplement regime to enhance the good health we now enjoy. Jill’s goal is to share her knowledge and help others.