Welcome to Simply Healthy Bodies!
Hello! My name is Audrey Gregis. I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach and the founder of "Simply Healthy Bodies." I hope you enjoy your stay and hopefully learn more about your own health along the way! I have tried to create my website as a learning website.
My journey into holistic health began when I was 22 years old. I read a book called "Sugar Blues" and my life took a very different direction with health. Unfortunately, that direction looked like a roller coaster, as I went up and down and back around. Like so many people, I struggled through many obstacles in my life, both personal and health related. I realized that each obstacle was a learning experience, and with each experience I made small changes in my nutrition and my mental outlook. You could say I've learned everything the hard way! And, I thank God for that every day -- because it helps me relate to what others may be experiencing.
Now, at the age of 65, I have learned so much over those 40+ years and am passionate in sharing that. I spend just about every free moment researching anything that is health and nutrition related, even entering the world of dog, cat and horse nutrition!
I have a family history of heart disease and arthritis. My grandfather had a heart attack on my wedding day after giving me away and passed later that evening. Years later my mother had six-bypass surgery, and still not changing her diet, she eventually lost her leg, then passed away from congestive heart disease. I watched many in my family suffer with debilitating arthritis. I knew that following a healthy lifestyle was important to prevent me from becoming another statistic. I have dubbed myself “The Healthy Aging Coach,” because I believe that we can be healthy, feel and look younger, even as we age. We do not have to be another statistic in our family. We do not have to believe "it's in our genes." We all have genes. It depends on what we put in our mouth, whether we turn those genes on, or we turn them off.
My children have had their health challenges, as well. My middle son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease over a decade ago, and a few years later with a gene for Reactive Arthritis, which led into gout. My other two children have each had their own health issues with gluten. They all have dairy sensitivities. And at least one of them has also dealt with Asthma, Rosacea or Psoriasis. I was often told by the medical profession that there was nothing they could do. Each time, I have proven those doctors wrong. Today, my children are healthy, vibrant individuals.
For the women out there -- have you ever been told "you will never lose that 10 pounds of menopausal weight" myth. It really is a myth. Not only did I lose that menopausal weight, but I have lost all three dress sizes without dieting. I found the foods that were right for my body, along with nutritional cleansing. Now I have evolved into the Carnivore way of eating, as well as balancing my hormones, which is even easier! I have learned that veggies with seeds are actually fruits. I have learned to eat fruits only when they are “in season.” And, because I do include some fruits, while they are in season, I am considered a “relaxed” Carnivore. There is nothing better to build a healthy body, healthy skin, and feel stronger and more grounded.
Over a decade ago, I started researching the mineral depletion in our soils. I learned how this lack of nutrition is affecting our health in so many ways. After seeing dramatic results with my own health at 55, I was fascinated and wanted to learn even more. So, at age 57, I went back to school. I found the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a school that encompassed all that I believed, to take the next step in my health journey. Since I have discovered over the years that good health isn’t complicated, this is how “Simply Healthy Bodies” was born. And I continue adding, many times industry changing products, that follow that philosophy today, because life is already way too busy.
If you need guidance in making healthier lifestyle and nutrition choices, hop over to my Work With Audrey page. My Product Information page will be changing, as I am simplifying my nutrition even more with going Carnivore -- but health coaching is always included for free when purchasing any products. Be sure to check out the new BEMER Mat under the Healthy Stuff tab. It will take your health to a whole other level in only 8 minutes! And, last but not least, you have to check out “The Gel!” Oh my goodness, it is life changing! I call it my “youth in a bottle.”
On a more personal note . . . Originally from Maryland, I have been living in Pennsylvania for over 30 years, currently living in York County. I am the mom of three adult children and somehow I ended up with my daughter’s adopted wild Mustang from the hills of Nevada, who isn't very wild anymore! Trust me, as a confessed horse nut since the age of 8, I am NOT complaining! In my spare time, you will find me reading some kind of health book, or researching online, crocheting a blanket, or spending time with my Mustang. In the spring and summer, I find every opportunity to get out into the sunshine, always walking in the morning, or maybe doing some hiking or riding. Did I mention I am not a fan of cold weather?!?
I am so glad you took the time to stop by! If you find something that sparked your interest, we can get together and chat!