My name is Cara Price.
Welcome to my blog - The Nourished Body & Soul! I’m a wife, mom, interior designer & a self-trained chef who believes food should be healthy & taste good. I believe the best thing we can do for ourselves is to nourish healthy bodies & souls. I love to share my recipes for healthy food & share insights God gives me through His grace. Life is an ongoing process that requires work but the finish is worth the fight.
my health journey
I became very sick in October of 2008. I went on a 3 year journey to get well and went through a myriad of doctors, testing and various diet changes, all to no avail.
In October of 2011, I found an Integrative Medicine Doctor, who very quickly realized my body was full of candida and that I was allergic to milk, eggs & gluten and was also suffering from thyroid disease and adrenal fatigue. Within just days of changing my diet, I felt much better and 6 months into it, I was totally well. I also discovered I could enjoy duck eggs as a part of my regular diet. The genetic make up of duck eggs is different from the protein found in chicken eggs & doesn't affect my intestinal system.
The exclusion of milk & eggs from my daily eating led me on a search for recipes and I kept coming across things labeled as Paleo. I didn't jump into it all at once but after about a year of eating mostly Paleo I realized it was the lifestyle I wanted. I knew the change it had made in my body and knew I never wanted to go back to feeling sick. I believe God worked that sickness for my good, to get me on a healthy path of living.
Learn more about my Paleo lifestyle Here.
I am a Jesus follower. First & foremost, His love has saved me for eternity & through Him I am redeemed. He has promised & given me an abundant life, in which I experience grace daily for my shortcomings. I am not perfect, but God is & His love fills in all my failures. I have been asked how I can follow a Paleo lifestyle & still be a Christian, to which I can confidently respond that the two are complimentary. Though Paleo is known as the “caveman’s diet”, it is truly just made up of whole foods created by the great Creator. I am confident there were people in the Bible who lived in caves anyway.
I am so blessed to be a wife. My man walks in integrity & loves God. He pours the abundance of grace he receives from the Father back out on me continually. We have been married for over 20 years & it is only getting better as we walk this journey. I am also blessed to have 2 great kids. A son & a daughter who add an abundance of joy, stress, laughter & tears to my life. They keep me on my toes & I wouldn’t trade being their mom for anything. I feel sure that motherhood is the hardest thing I have ever done.