Jun 6

Meet our Nutrition Blogger Kristen Files

Ready to get serious out changing the way you eat and even think about food? Ready to slim down for that bikini body you swore at that New Years Party you’d have by now? Ready to cut down on the medication you take and instead fill your body with the proper nutrients it needs to fight acne, digestive issues, and even disease? Well, we’ve got a bi-weekly blog coming your way to help with all that. Meet Kristen Files. She will be our foodie blogger this summer. Providing information about nutrition, quality of food, and some yummy recipe ideas! Her blogs will come out every other Friday so be on the lookout. Be sure to also like her Facebook page “Hearts for Health” to stay more up-to-date on latest food trends and most flavorful healthy food you can buy.

Hey, I am Kristen Files. I am a wife, homeschooling mother of 4 and a serious foodie. I also run a natural

food co-op from my home and am the Austin, Texas chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation,

a nonprofit dedicated to educating others about the importance and ancestral dietary principals. I have

been a part of the Crossfit Round Rock Community for 3 years this summer. I love Crossfit and how it has

changed my life.

    I am also passionate about nutrition. My health journey began about 8 years ago. I struggled with many

auto-immune issues, including chronic fatigue, interstitial cystitis, and systemic candida (yeast)

overgrowth, etc. along with thyroid issues and severe adrenal fatigue. I was able to heal most of my

auto-immune issues and some food allergies and lose almost 30 pounds just by changing my diet. My

worst days now are better than my best days before. Besides, now that I eat real food, whole foods, my

meals taste better than ever. Once you make the change it is hard to go back. My current way of

living/eating evolved in baby steps over many years. I am not an organizer and thrive on chaos by

nature. So, I am here to tell you if I can do this thing, so can you.

I am so excited about how much dietary changes improved my life that I decided to become a

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) in order to share the experience with others (minus all the

hiccups and road bumps I encountered). Nutritional Therapy is achieving optimal health and function

through individually formulated nutritional and lifestyle changes. I look for root causes in regards to

health issues and weight loss instead of chasing around symptoms. I have a heart for the auto-immune

plagued, adrenally fatigued cross-fitter like myself. If you are exercising and not addressing your

nutrition you are not achieving your fullest potential. Nutrition is absolutely foundational to those gainz

and success at the gym. I will be stepping on board at CFRR to do some nutrition blogging and recipe

sharing for our community. So, if you have any nutrition interests or concerns let us know and we will

address them here.