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.
I have learned so much over the past 40 years and am passionate in sharing what I have learned. I spend 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 passed 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. Now, at the age of 63, 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 the "10 pounds of menopausal weight" myth. It really is a myth. I have lost three dress sizes without dieting. I found the foods that were right for my body and did nutritional cleansing. It could not have been easier!
A few years ago, I started researching the mineral depletion in our soils. I learned how this lack of nutrition in our fruits and veggies is affecting our health in so many ways. Because of this, I learned why we need to add food-based supplements to our daily regimen. After seeing dramatic results using high-end, mineral-rich supplements 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.
If you need guidance in making healthier lifestyle and nutrition choices, hop over to my Work With Audrey page. If you are someone who needs some guidance with supplements, hop over to the Product Information page. When purchasing supplements, health coaching is always included for free!
On a more personal note . . . I currently reside on three acres in Glen Rock, PA. I am a single mom with three children, a mini-dachshund, a rescued Papillon, and an adopted wild Mustang from the hills of Nevada, who isn't very wild anymore! In my spare time, you will find me reading some kind of health book, experimenting in the kitchen (as baking gluten-free is always an experiment!), crocheting a blanket, or spending time with our Mustang. In the spring and summer I am most definitely working in one of my gardens, or somewhere around my three acres, soaking up the warm 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!