Hello! My name is Audrey Gregis. I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach and the founder of "Simply Healthy Bodies." I hope you enjoy your stay and hopefully learn more about your own health along the way! I have tried to create my website as a learning website.
My journey into holistic health began when I was 22 years old. I read a book called "Sugar Blues" and my life took a very different direction with health. Unfortunately, that direction looked like a roller coaster, as I went up and down and back around. Like so many people, I struggled through many obstacles in my life, both personal and health related. I realized that each obstacle was a learning experience, and with each experience I made small changes in my nutrition and my mental outlook. You could say I've learned everything the hard way! And, I thank God for that every day -- because it helps me relate to what others may be experiencing.
Now, at the age of 65, I have learned so much over those 40+ years and am passionate in sharing that. I spend just about every free moment researching anything that is health and nutrition related, even entering the world of dog, cat and horse nutrition!
I have a family history of heart disease and arthritis. My grandfather had a heart attack on my wedding day after giving me away and passed later that evening. Years later my mother had six-bypass surgery, and still not changing her diet, she eventually lost her leg, then passed away from congestive heart disease. I watched many in my family suffer with debilitating arthritis. I knew that following a healthy lifestyle was important to prevent me from becoming another statistic. I have dubbed myself “The Healthy Aging Coach,” because I believe that we can be healthy, feel and look younger, even as we age. We do not have to be another statistic in our family. We do not have to believe "it's in our genes." We all have genes. It depends on what we put in our mouth, whether we turn those genes on, or we turn them off.