Hi, I’m Tracey. Welcome to Don’t Mess with Mama.
Join me to stand up against junk food, overly processed meals and artificial ingredients. I’ll show you how to cook wholesome, gluten free (and grain free) meals with real food ingredients – like raw dairy, organic and local produce and pastured meat and eggs – to nourish your family. I’ll even share health news and tips about the important role nutrition plays in our lives.
You’ll also find my favorite DIY and homemade recipes for beauty, personal care and cleaning products to help you ditch the chemical toxins for good.
What is Don’t Mess with Mama?
This is a personal journey for me. Both my husband and oldest son have battled health issues for years without a real answer from conventional medicine. My husband had chronic back pain, fatigue and got sick with the flu nearly every month. My oldest son always had the stomach flu.
No one took their health issues seriously. But a mother (and wife) knows in her gut when something is wrong.
That’s what Don’t Mess with Mama is all about. Moms are fierce when it comes to their kids, their families.
Trust your gut. Ask questions. Stand up for your kids and your family. Question when you know something isn’t right.
My Family’s Journey
After trying conventional doctors, I found a rheumatologist in my town that specialized in holistic and integrative medicine. Finding the right practitioner made a world of difference for my family.
We found that my husband had rheumatoid arthritis, celiac, leaky gut syndrome, candida overgrowth and other related issues. A gluten-free diet (and initially a candida cleanse) made a huge difference for him. He no longer gets the flu. We’re still working through his arthritis and other issues through holistic medicine and dentistry. Supplements are a big part of his life too to help with the inflammation.
My oldest son had colitis and a compromised immune system, which explained why he was always sick with the stomach flu. His regime was a gluten-free diet and supplements to both heal his gut and provide much needed probiotics to his body. After just 3 months on this protocol, he no longer got the stomach flu. After 6 months, he was cleared of his colitis. We continue to keep on a gluten-free diet and his supplements to keep his digestive and immune system healthy.
The rest of my family became gluten free as well to deal with other health issues, and we haven’t looked back yet.
More About Me
I’ve been fortunate to have a long-standing career in digital marketing, content management and writing and editing. I’ve worked in the health care, fitness and e-commerce industries in both editorial and marketing roles. I’ve written for a number of amazing publications, including Redbook Magazine’s Mamarama blog, Yahoo Shine, BlogHer, MomsRising and MomItForward.
But my biggest job to date is chasing after my three sons (ages 2, 7 and 9).
Oh, and I also like punk rock, bacon and farmers markets – not always in that order.
Don’t Mess with Mama
Here at Don’t Mess with Mama, you’ll find lots of tips on how to cook delicious gluten-free (and grain-free) meals for your family – as well as tips on natural living, DIY and how to live more green.
Here’s where you can find me online:
And check out my new book, Gluten Free, Real Food Recipes for Kids.
Got a question or comment? I’d love to hear from you. Please use my contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.