A Clean Plate is about new beginnings. It’s about nourishing food that’s simple, satisfying, and budget-friendly. Food that doesn’t make your family turn up their noses. Recipes that allow you to make your child a delicious birthday cake even though they can’t have flour, eggs, dairy, sugar, or chocolate. Ingredients that won’t leave you bogged down with joint pain, indigestion, headaches, or other health problems.
I’m Christina Feindel. Name a symptom and I’ve probably had it at some point in my life. But growing up, my doctors wrote my problems off as “growing pains”, “puberty”, or “just wanting attention”. By the time I graduated from college, I was on my way to a diagnosis of mental illness because nobody could find anything else wrong with me. But my pain and problems were real. I’d entered menopause at age 21. My legs sometimes gave out. A few times, my migraines were so bad I woke myself up screaming, and I couldn’t focus long enough to read a single sentence. Most days, I didn’t want to live anymore.
At the end of my rope and terrified for my future, I started reading everything I could get my hands on and pushed my doctors for every test I could think of. When I was finally diagnosed with five autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto’s, Celiac, and Lupus, I stumbled across the autoimmune protocol and knew I had nothing to lose in giving it a try. Now I’m healthier than I ever imagined I could be and I want to help you feel the same way!