Alicia Dragic, RN, CGP
Hi! I’m Alicia Dragic, founder of Healthy Home Body LLC, and I’m so glad that you are here — I have designed this website with YOU in mind! When I first started looking to make healthier changes for my family, there weren’t a whole lot of options out there, especially locally. I decided to create this website to be a resource for any and everyone who is looking to make some positive health changes in their lifestyle and create a more natural environment.
I wasn’t always a “health nut”. I actually was pretty far from it! My background as a Registered Nurse goes back to 2002, and back in those days, I loved McDonalds (go McFlurries!) as much as the next person, lived on coffee (up to 4 pots a day at the peak of my habit), and pretty much felt that anyone who did anything alternative medically was a “hippie”. I respected their opinion because I feel we need to respect others, but basically I relied on my medical background and worried about them and their “poor choices”.
Fast forward to April of 2010 when my oldest son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 30 months. This was a challenge that my medical background could not prepare me for. We did all the usual therapies and whatever was recommended by our doctor (she recommended speech therapy; I found Early Intervention and other therapies offered by our county on my own), but our son 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. (Currently, 1 in 6 children has some form of a learning disorder)
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 towards 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, reactivated Epstein-Barr 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 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 Starting in 2020, we will be opening up a local farm store on our homestead, offering fresh produce, pastured eggs, plants, herbs, oils, salves, and a variety of other products. Follow along on the “Our Farm Store” page to keep up to date!
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 LLC” page
Facebook: Healthy Home Body 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