I’m Bea, a French woman who has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease (ankylosing spondylitis) in February 2007.
After almost 11 years of taking a lot of strong painkillers I decided to try healing myself naturally. One thing led to another, I went to a functional medicine doctor who told me I had to go “gluten and many other things” free.
A little over a year on this diet I quit taking biotherapy and about 9 months later I was off all medication!
But along the way, I also learnt that diet alone is not enough. Healing naturally is much more than just diet.
That’s why in January 2020, I started my blog “Go Healthy With Bea” in order to share both my story and my gluten free recipes - many of which are paleo, AIP or Whole30 compliant.
My natural healing journey
If you want to learn more about my story and how I've stopped taking medication for my autoimmune disease, read on!
A year and a half after creating my blog, I decided to go one step further by transforming a side hustle into a whole career change. That's why I became an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a Certified Gluten-Free Practitioner and got a certificate in plant-based patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu London online school.
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
My first step was to become an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
Certified Gluten-free Practitioner
After graduating from IIN, I decided to enroll in an additional training and became a Certified Gluten-free Practitioner.
Le Cordon Bleu London Online Certificate in Plant-based Patisserie
And because I wanted to learn new baking skills, I followed a 10 week certificate in plant-based patisserie program at Le Cordon Bleu London online school. Why a plant-based program? Because it was the closest to my own dietary restrictions (I'm both egg and cow dairy free). Unsurprisingly (considering how prestigious Le Cordon Bleu is), this program was very challenging. But it was an amazing experience!