Kasey is an extremely talented Naturopath and Nutritionist. I first discovered Kasey via my mates Ashy and Nicole’s ‘Feed Your Soul’ events and I continue to be inspired by her passion and knowledge every single day. So I thought I would share some of her wisdom with you! Meet Kasey…
Tell us about your journey, what sparked your passion for the health and wellness industry?
My journey began back in my binge drinking, all-nighter teens, with oral contraceptive use from the age of 14, a refined carbohydrate addiction and many suppressed emotions. This cocktail of poor dietary and lifestyle habits created an unhealthy state of chronic thrush infections, food intolerances, digestive upsets, acne and adrenal fatigue. Although I was active with sports, I was also overweight and unfit. It wasn’t until the end of year 12, when I realised I had to clean up my act and I embarked on Naturopathy and Nutrition studies. I researched the underlying causes of my presenting health challenges and discovered how important Nutritional Medicine was for my healing journey. This important support gave me the power to overcome my health conditions and genuinely feel happy and healthy again. I now thank my lucky stars for directing me to the health and wellness industry and for the great opportunity I have for helping others.
What’s your number one wellness tip?
Feeling and looking good comes from within, so I have to say that filling your plate (and glass) with organic, local, wholefoods is top of on my list. Buying processed, refined, and toxic laden conventionally farmed foods, lack the crucial nutritional support required for each and every one of our cells to function properly. By instead focusing on good nutrition, you are giving your cells the fuel for healthy tissue, organ and system function and therefore avoiding the chronic health condition epidemic we are facing today. Oh and don’t forget to ADD the healthy fats – keep fat on the meat, drizzle plenty of olive oil as a dressing, cook in coconut oil, lard or grassfed ghee, and add olives, avocado and oily fish to your meals. Fat keeps glucose levels stable, which lowers insulin release and therefore inflammation production in your body. As inflammation is a driver for disease, lowering levels is very beneficial for your health.
What’s your one non-negotiable when it comes to your health?
Enjoying life, with plenty of smiles, laughs, positivity and enjoyable activities! I eat to feel happy and healthy, so I have the energy and motivation to do the things I love – gardening, beach walks, camping and spending quality time with loved ones – including my pet chooks. A good 8 hours of sleep per night is also a must for me to function at my best.
What motto do you live by?
“When you eat, think and move well, you feed your body, mind and soul. You feel good and love life.”
What is your proudest achievement?
Helping many others achieve their health and happiness goals, through my Naturopath consultations, speaking gigs, blogging and books, is something I am proud and grateful for each and every day. This year has been exciting, being involved in Ashy Bines and Nicole Joy’s ‘Feed Your Soul’ event, as well as speaking alongside Therese Kerr at ‘The Real Food Revolution’. I love spreading the healthy word and supporting many others!
What are your goals for the future?
I have more health and wellbeing talks approaching, here in Adelaide and some exciting projects on the go, which will be revealed through my blog, at the end of this year. There will be more support than ever for those who want to start and maintain their health journeys!
Tell us something not many people know about you?
I’m a country girl at heart! I grew up on a cattle property on the beautiful Kangaroo Island, so my childhood was filled with the company of animals, open spaces and fresh air. My first pony was called Flossy.
Can you share with us one of your favourite recipes?
My Spicy Chicken Salad. Its quick, easy, nutritious, delicious and great for all occasions . It can be served hot or cold!
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon turmeric
Pinch Himalayan salt
6 chicken thighs
½ cauliflower, chopped into pieces, steamed
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Mix spices with coconut oil and coat chicken thighs with the mixture. Bake in pre-heated oven until cooked through. Steam cauliflower once chicken is almost cooked. Mix chicken and cauliflower pieces together. Serve chicken and cauliflower on a salad of chopped cos lettuce, spring onion, and parsley.
Where can we find you?
I share free health articles and recipes weekly on my blog: www.myhealthmyhappiness.com.au