Alicia Dragic, RN, CGP
My background as a nurse goes back to 2002. Over the years I’ve worked in various different branches of nursing, all of which I enjoyed, but when my son was diagnosed with autism in April of 2010, it was more challenging than anything I had previously faced. We did the usual therapies, but he was so “in his own world” that he didn’t even notice the therapists were in the room. (See the article: Autism Is Not Treatable)
I heard about a special diet for autism, the GFCF diet (gluten free casein free diet), which many parents were reporting good success with. When I mentioned the diet to our local autism support network, I was told that not only was it useless, it was dangerous. Fortunately, the one person who I didn’t get a negative response from was our son’s physician, who told us to try it for a month, because “What can it hurt?”
Changing our son’s diet was amazing. Within a week, his HORRIBLE chronic diarrhea was gone. Within a month, he noticed his therapists and started to interact with people again. And in 4 months, he called me “mama” again, a word I hadn’t heard in about 2 years.
When I saw the changes that a simple dietary intervention could bring about, it motivated me to look into the link between food and our brain. The past years have taught me so much, and I’m proud to say that my family is much healthier than we were before.
How This Can Help You
With our modern pace and diet, people are getting sick at an alarming rate. Chronic illness is rising, and the age that we are getting sick is getting younger and younger. Autism is an epidemic ( see CDC statistics for autism rates here ) Childhood diabetes, asthma, severe food allergies, and developmental disorders are becoming more common than not.
Through healing foods, you CAN feel better as a family. Changing from the typical fast-paced American diet to home cooked, healthy meals may seem daunting, but it is possible. Changing your entire lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight. The key is to head in the right direction: even making a small change toward healthier can make a difference.
The Services I Offer
O I am a Certified GAPS Practitioner and have a passion for healing through food. While I am currently not accepting new clients for consultation, this website can be a resource to you as you are working to clean up or change your diet, whether that means going gluten free for the first time or completely overhauling how you eat by incorporating a Paleo or GAPS way of life. Our family has experienced many health challenges that have caused us to look outside of the box and do a huge amount of research; if you are looking for help because you or someone you love have been diagnosed with: autism (severe or high functioning, verbal or nonverbal), food allergies and/or intolerances, skin conditions like eczema, a seizure disorder or epilepsy, ADHD/ADD, Lyme Disease or any of its co-infections (like babesia, bartonella, protomyxzoa, Mycoplasma, and so on) … I would love to help you get started on the path to health! Please feel free to reach out to me using any of the methods listed below.
O I offer educational classes on a variety of topics, both online and in our local community (I have also travelled to several states to teach); classes include a range of topics such as special diets for gut healing, gluten free eating, GFCF diet for autism and behavioral disorders, SCD/GAPS™ diet, organic living, healing Lyme Disease naturally, essential oils and fermentation. See the “Community Education” page under “Products and Services” for upcoming events. I am also willing to offer these in your place of business or home. Please contact me (using one of the methods below) if you would like to host a class.
O I have designed this website to be a source of information and help to you on your journey towards health. If there is something specific that you are looking for (a recipe, a DIY project, finding a good source for a particular item, etc.), please feel free to reach out to me as I would love to help you!
If you have questions, comments, or would like to attend a class, you may contact me via any of the methods below:
Phone: (779) 208-1835 (voice or text)
Facebook: “Healthy Home Body” page
Facebook: GAPS Support Group
Facebook: Essential Oils group
Pinterest: Healthy Home Body
You can also contact me by filling out the information below. I will try to contact you within 24 hours:
Thank you, and best wishes for greater health!
“I praise you because in an awe-inspiring way I am wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know this very well.” ~ Psalm 139:14