A Little Bit About Me
I am CARLY GRAFTAAS, and I’m here to guide you down the natural and transformative healthy path of your dreams.
As a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, I help vegan women create a sustainable diet and make lifestyle changes to balance hormones for maximum and long-lasting health.
I have been where you are. All through my teenage years and twenties, I was a vegetarian that didn’t know how to eat, and if I ever had symptoms, I would go to the doctor for some pills. That was all I knew.
I lived through stomach bloating, breast tenderness, and mood swings up until my period and then cramping and weakness during. All I knew to do was to take over the counter pain pills and just keep pushing. I never complained because I thought all women went through this.
When I became vegan, my symptoms actually worsened. I had all of the above plus brain fog and memory problems . So in addition to the very tender breasts (even putting a bra on hurt), bloating so much that I actually needed bigger pants on certain days, and mood swings that would take me from calm to enraged in seconds, I now had to deal with my brain feeling slow and sluggish.
I had problems remembering the simplest things, and I felt like I was in a constant daze. Making decisions became more difficult. The point that finally put me over the edge was not knowing if I had time to change lanes or go through a light while I was driving. Was the car too close? Is the light going to change before I get through it? I drew blanks, and that was frightening.
It took me a lot of time, research, and trial and error, but I finally got to a point where I no longer had any symptoms. All of it was through dietary and lifestyle changes.
When I noticed how much I had improved, I was so impressed with the power of food, I decided to go to school to specialize in natural nutrition. I am now a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.
I live with my beautiful wife and our two hilarious mutts in a house with the most amazing backyard! Here I work on fermenting anything and everything, growing a garden that the bugs stay away from (so far unsuccessfully), and spending as much quality time as I can with my family.
If you are dying to know more, here are 3 things you don’t know about me:
- I was a treeplanter in my younger days, spending months out in the wild, and going a little crazy;
- My front left tooth is totally fake due to a freak tennis accident in grade 10; and
- My favourite book of all time is Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins.