Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 56: You Are What You Eat with Alex Bucko

Alex Bucko believes in the old saying “you are what you eat.” After being diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 22, she found herself on a new path in life. While this was a scary and heartbreaking time, Alex found a sense of relief finally knowing why she had been sick for so many years, thus giving her a starting point for her healing to begin. But when the conventional treatments of western medicine did not work for Alex, she started searching elsewhere for the answer. Trying out a more holistic approach, Alex discovered that food could be her medicine.

Alex Bucko is a nutritional therapist focusing on mediating the symptoms of chronic illness within her practice. She believes that a shift towards ancestral nutrition and lifestyle could help to lessen the prevalence of modern diseases that have become overly common today such as cancer, diabetes, and autoimmunity.

Alex got her start in nutritional therapy after her own struggle with autoimmunity forced her to leave her first career and embark on her journey for self-healing. After being increasingly sick for over ten years, she had had enough. Alex was able to overcome her multiple autoimmune conditions without a long list of pharmaceuticals, and now sits comfortably in remission after making diet and lifestyle changes.

Today Alex and I dig deep into the food we eat and its relationship to our health. We talk about getting back to the way we evolved to eat through seasonal and ancestral eating, the domestication of crops and the evolution of the food industry as a whole, and how our gut health is vitally connected to our overall health and wellbeing.

Let’s dig in.

You can find Alex on her website www.throughhealthandback.com and on IG @throughhealthandback

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Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J