About Me

Hey there! I’m Jess, and I love food.

Food isn’t just a necessity for me, it’s an experience. It’s pure joy in tangible form.

Growing up, all family gatherings were centered around food. It’s Thanksgiving? Time for monkey bread and pecan pie. It’s Christmas? Time to make 20 dozen sugar cookies for everyone and everyone’s closest friends.

As a teenager, I was diagnosed with a severe case of scoliosis. The doctors wanted to operate, but I knew that wasn’t the answer for me. I eventually discovered the wonderful world of chiropractic care, and it changed my life forever. Between the knowledge I gleaned from the chiropractor’s office and a few college classes, I started looking at food in a whole new light. After making the decision to eliminate gluten, I discovered that I am gluten intolerant. Today, I choose to eat gluten-free and paleo because it’s what makes me feel good!

I am a Colorado native, but I call Fort Worth home along with my husband and our trusty beagle Copper and our big-eared chihuahua Bullseye. I am a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, and I offer personalized nutrition services. My mission is to share my passion for food and to encourage people to live healthier lives. Food is such a powerful tool in our journey to live a happy, healthy life.

My practice is called Arukah and is based on the Hebrew word Arukah meaning “restoring to soundness; wholeness; health, made up, perfected.” In Biblical terms, health refers to the body as a whole (physically and spiritually) as it is being restored. With this being said, I believe our health cannot be separated into pieces and parts of our body. Rather, our physical, mental, and spiritual health are all affected by one another.

The word Arukah is also a passive participle. This means that being restored to health is an ongoing journey. One day you won’t be unhealthy and wake up the next being completely healthy. The passive part of “passive participle” means that it isn’t just us doing the healing, but it is being done to us. God is bringing healing through us as long as we are willing.