Yoga teacher, chef, blogger, and author Jenni Hulet is our guest today in Episode 950 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”
The gateway into finding Paleo for most people is as a direct result of dealing with some form of chronic health problem. For Jenni Hulet from “The Urban Poser” blog, her life was turned upside down in 2010 when she went from being an active mother, yoga teacher, and chef to being unable to get out of bed because of uncontrollable pain and muscle spasms. After months of unproductive doctor visits going through the conventional medicine route, she began to fear that all her creative pursuits were over and that she would have to resign herself to a life of pain management. Eventually, a doctor was able to identify an emerging autoimmune condition that, though devastating, could be fully recovered through changes in her nutrition and lifestyle. Jenni was diagnosed as severely gluten and casein intolerant and was put on a strict diet and supplement regimen to heal her ravaged body.
The process of facing down her worst fears and walking a lengthy path of recovery inspired a new expression for Jenni’s passion: to bring beauty, flavor, and freedom to those struggling with the fear and difficulty of living with health restrictions. It was out of this vision that her blog was born which perfectly marries her culinary skills and love of beautiful, celebratory food with her compassion for the suffering. Jenni was given the opportunity write a book in 2015 about her amazing story and the baking recipes she loves sharing with her readers called My Paleo Patisserie: An Artisan Approach to Grain Free Baking.
Listen in as Jimmy and Jenni have a great conversation about her rock star status on Instagram, autoimmune health issues including her mother’s own multiple sclerosis, how teaching yoga overworked her body, the spasms she experienced all over her body, the medical doctor who finally figured out her underlying issue, the natural health doctor who immediately understood she was dealing with an autoimmune issue, the failure of traditional medicine, how she was Paleo before she knew what it was, her background in baking, the chicken pot pie recipe she shared on “The Paleo Parents” blog, the loving and supportive community in Paleo, why she feels Paleo treats and desserts are perfectly fine in the right circumstance, how using the term “Paleo” is a good catch-all for all the things she is about, her belief that food is so much more than just nourishment and health, why she says her book is about creating traditions and experiences with your family, why she doesn’t do Paleo breads at all, the pans she used for the front cover bundt cakes are rare pans, how her blog was originally about yoga and veganism, and how she lost so many readers and got ugly hate mail when she shifted to Paleo.
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– Jenni Hulet bio
– My Paleo Patisserie: An Artisan Approach to Grain Free Baking
– “The Urban Poser” blog
– Jenni on Facebook
– Jenni on Twitter
– Jenni on Instagram