Hello Everyone, my nane is Nicky Perks. I am a 46 years old. I lived most of my life in Cape Town and more recently we moved to Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route. I have been married to my wonderful hubby for 20 years and feel blessed to be mom to two beautiful girls. My family – my inspiration!
In a nutshell, I am very passionate about health and how the food we choose to put into our bodies affects so many aspects of our lives, and especially the lives of our children.
First off, I need to begin by stating that I am not a nutritionist, doctor, dietician or scientist. I am just a “well padded” girl who has been on a mission since I was 12 years old to be slim, healthy and happy.
In the last few years I have been devouring nutrition books, articles, pod casts and seminars and along the way I have come across information that I feel is too valuable not to share with others. This information will not be conventional, main stream or even very popular with your doctor. It will probably ruffle your feathers and make you squirm with discomfort. Please, hang in there!
I have fought my fair share of battles. Infertility, hormone injections, 9 artificial inseminations, 1 IVF, mood swings, fatigue,
allergies, obesity, insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, rising cholesterol and triglycerides levels, PCOS, extremely painful gall bladder attacks and eventually surgery to remove my gall bladder.
The war is not yet over but there have definitely been many victories and blessings along the way. For the first time, I feel that I have the right weapons to use in defending my health and that of my family’s.
I would like to share some of the benefits I have gained personally from adopting a “primal” way of eating:
- Reversed the onset of type 2 diabetes
- Lost weight
- Skin is brighter and clearer
- Stronger immune system as I hardly ever get sick
- No longer suffer from chronic hay fever
- More even moods
- Way more energy – no more afternoon energy slumps
- No more bloating or cramping after meals
- Feel younger and more vital
I love good food, red wine and chocolate. I am still very much a work in progress. I haven’t figured it all out yet. It is not about being perfect all the time but about making good choices most of the time. To make good choices one needs to be well-informed and hence my reasons for writing this blog.
The goal of this blog?
- To share what I have read and learned over the years
- To empower people to take more control over their own health
- To motivate myself and others to hunt and gather in our modern world!
I hope you enjoy it…..