I began Charlotteats as a way of sharing some of what we do as a family in hopes that others may find some ideas inspirational and useful.
Our small family consists of my German husband who can eat just about anything, our Australian (3 nationalities really) daughter who has PKU, and me…an American-born who has difficulty with lactose, gluten, fructose (read about my struggles with food here). Shortly after Charlotte’s diagnosis with PKU, my sister discovered she was suffering from Hashimoto’s Disease. Her main trigger was sugar and stress. Both things I struggled with as well, but luckily my tests came out negative for the disease.
There are a lot of blogs and sites out there that focus on all of these aspects of healthy living; in fact I regularly visit some of my favourites for inspiration. However, I wanted to add my own voice out there as well. Charlotteats is not as a platform for whinging about our struggles or bragging about how easy we have it (trust me…this ain’t no picnic), but rather to give inspiration to others out there who may be looking.
This isn’t a blog solely about food…nor is it a blog about disease. Rather, it is a place to find inspiration and creativity in wholesome living…from the beginning.
I would love to hear from you and for us to become part of a community. If you have suggestions for recipes you would like me to develop or ideas on how to make Charlotteats better, please share them with me. I would love to hear from you!
*BIG DISCLAIMER: Any specific questions regarding the medical conditions mentioned in the blog should be discussed with your health care provider. I do not claim to be a medical expert or clinical dietician. The views expressed in the Charlotteats blog are my opinion on how to eat healthy delicious food. It is not intended to be used as medical advice and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical conditions, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes. The information is not a substitute for independent professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional health care. If you have a particular medical condition, or are concerned about advice on the website, please consult a healthcare professional.
If you are following a restricted protein diet used to treat PKU, use the protein measurements as a guide only. All protein counts should be checked against the information provided by your clinical dietician and ensure you factor in serving size against your individual protein allowance.
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