About Me

Hi, I’m Elizabeth!

As a young child, I struggled with severe allergies and asthma. I was rarely seen without a tissue in hand. I was on another round of antibiotics every few months. I even ended up in the hospital a few times due to asthma attacks and allergic reactions.

Thankfully, my parents put me on a cleaner diet when I was five. Before long, I stopped needing my inhaler. My childhood became a happier one thanks to the food I ate.

But after a bout of mono, constant colds, and developing serious hand eczema in my early twenties, I knew it was time to take another critical look at my diet. Avoiding conventional processed food just wasn’t enough.

That’s when I found the Paleo diet.

Avoiding grains, dairy and most sugar has greatly helped my skin and allergies. I feel better when I focus on eating vegetables, sustainably sourced meat, and plenty of fat.

I still have severe allergies to some nuts and seeds. But I live a full, symptom-free daily life without medication. And for that, I am very grateful!

I love cooking with real food and getting creative in the kitchen. But I understand that’s not the case for everyone.

That’s why I created DIY Paleo.

DIY Paleo honors health and joy in eating and living. I never want my diet to feel like a restriction or sacrifice, and I bet you feel the same. The recipes here are easy, budget-friendly, and filled with nourishing ingredients.

By the way, I also offer personal chef services here in Denver, Colorado. If you live in the area, request a free 20-minute consultation on my Personal Chef Services page.

I always want to love the food I eat—don’t you? Let’s make it so!

elizabeth