About

Thanks for connecting, My name is Jessie Reimers. I created this blog as a way to create hope and empowerment for people in empowering themselves and finding their truth to support their wellness (in all facets) journey.

Are you run down? Have awful gut health? Do you get sick constantly or just feel constantly exhausted, low in energy and have low moods? Skin problems? Sensitive to chemicals and food?

I had all those things and more, my health was well and truly slipping away from me.. in fact I had never really experienced truth health as I had meningococcal at 18 months, had to relearn how to walk and talk, spent a great deal of time in intensive care and developed chronic asthma and a myriad of other health conditions. I was in and out of hospital a lot as a child and was told I would need to be on high dose medications for the rest of my life.

Medications kept my symptoms under control for a while but as a teenager and young adult things began to get worse again until I found myself in my very early 20s, under 40kg, I was eating but extremely malabsorbant, my body was not getting the nutrition it needed, I had a face full of acne, awful hormonal problems, constant panic attacks and anxiety, was doing the hospital rounds again, had several viruses which my body was not adequately fighting and was told I was on track to developing a full blown autoimmune disorder, I could only eat 10 foods (everything else I reacted severely to). I was barely living a life, it was awful.

Unfortunately it was made worse by being told my symptoms were in my head, food had nothing to do with them and to take antidepressants and sleeping pills.. not just by one doctor.. but by several as well as specialists.

I was so deeply unhappy, in physical pain, in emotional hell, broke, desperate and lost.

I started doing a lot of research to try and help myself… the things I discovered blew my mind.. at first about food.. and then about a whole lot more. The mind, body and spirit all play such significant roles in our overall health.

I share my musings in the hopes that others can break free and empower themselves with a mixture of self love, natural remedies, sunshine, meditation, spirituality, family connection/community/social inclusion, quality food and discover what’s true and right for THEM.

I am a fan of bringing the best of Modern Medicine & Science together with Natural Remedies to provide the best outcomes possible for all concerned.

I created the Heart Foundation Petition and the Unhealthy Star Rating Petition and am known for my activist work on the forefront of health, normalising breastfeeding, birth freedom and shining a light on the utter bullshit we are fed about food and health.

I am creating a world for myself that is ethical, sustainable, abundant, toxin free, aligned with my integrity, blissful and prosperous. I am deeply passionate about helping others create this in their lives too.

I am a Disruptor, Writer, Speaker, Wellness Advocate and a woman with a whole lot of heart, swear words and passion on a mission to change lives.

Please feel free to contact me at info@getafreshstart.com.au

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  • Reply Baby(food)Steps 31/10/2012 at 9:43 PM

    So happy to have met you online! thank you for finding my blog! Please keep in touch!

    • Reply healthyjessie 31/10/2012 at 9:45 PM

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I only just put it up yesterday. It is wonderful to find like minded people going through the same things, sometimes it can be lonely and like you are the only one in the world going through it! I hope you find my blog helpful as I did yours, all the best to you and your family :)

  • Reply Stella 31/10/2012 at 9:56 PM

    Happy to see you being passionate about caring for yourself both physically and mentally and helping others along the way! Keep up the good work :)

    • Reply healthyjessie 31/10/2012 at 10:42 PM

      Thank you Stella, I am really passionate about it all and would love to be able to help others with this! :) xx

  • Reply Celiac and Allergy Adventures 01/11/2012 at 8:08 AM

    Wow, you’ve had similar struggles to me. I have nut, pine nut, sesame and shellfish allergies and had severe asthma and eczema (rather than acne) my whole life. I also have Celiac Disease now … and have definitely suffered from panic attacks! Ugh. Who wouldn’t after all that we’ve gone through? It’s inspiring that you churn your own butter, mill your own flour and are so dedicated to knowing where your food comes from! Good to “meet” you on here!

    • Reply healthyjessie 01/11/2012 at 8:10 AM

      Yeah we have quite similar stories, I don’t have celiac disease as such apparently but because of other digestive problems I can’t tolerate any wheat or gluten anyway, have you heard of the Body Ecology Diet? That might help you, I see you are into the SCD diet too, I pretty much follow that as well and find chicken bone broth soup really helpful for settling my stomach and aiding digestion, I am on really strong medication for my asthma and would love to slowly come off it. It is inspiring that you have such a positive outlook, lovely to “meet” you too haha :)

      • Reply Celiac and Allergy Adventures 01/11/2012 at 8:14 AM

        What medication do you take for your asthma? I have to admit that even after all I’ve been through, I still sometimes slack off on taking my asthma medications. It’s so awful of me, and I feel so guilty about it. Usually this time of year is tough, so I remember to take it. I

        I have not heard of the Body Ecology and will have to look into that!

        • Reply healthyjessie 01/11/2012 at 8:17 AM

          I take Seretide 250 inhaler 2 puffs morning and night and ventolin where I need it, there is no way I can get away without takinng it, I can barely breathe by mid-morning if I forget too, unfortunately there have been a lot of fires in Brisbane lately and the smoke and wind have made my asthma particularly awful. You should definitely take a look at the Body Ecology Diet, Louise Hay’s books have really help me with maintaining positivity in my life because for a long time all I did was resent it and become depressed which was no fun at all.

  • Reply Dan Hami 07/11/2012 at 9:56 PM

    Jessie, you are doing so well. The road has been very tough for the past seven years, and after years of extensive research and trial and error you are putting all your hard work out there for the benefit of others. I don’t say this much, if at all, but you have helped me a great deal since we met, and i hope i help you too. I am happy to be on this road with you. Thank you for introducing me to the Louise hay Audios, You are doing amazing things and you will do even greater things as time goes by.

    • Reply healthyjessie 08/11/2012 at 7:42 AM

      Thanks :) You do help me very much! I love the audios as well, so glad that you are finding them helpful, I am so excited about my recovery :) things will get easier and easier as time goes on :)

  • Reply Jess 22/12/2012 at 12:13 PM

    Hi Jessie, I just came across your blog. Like you, I have celiac disease. I’ve also developed horrible problems with wheezing secondary to a sulfite allergy/intolerance over the last 8 months. I also get sick from soy. We have taken GMOs our of our home and I am always on the lookout for new recipes. Thanks for sharing so much and Happy New Year!
    Jess

    • Reply healthyjessie 22/12/2012 at 12:19 PM

      Hi Jess, Thanks for your comment, I am lucky enough not to have full blown celiac disease, it’s just an intolerance thankfully but I have eliminated all GMO, processed and packaged foods, processed sugar and junk from my diet as well as the chemicals in my home and it has helped so much!!! I am glad you like my blog and I hope that you love the recipes :) Have a fantastic Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well! Think about trying Bioresonance and/or homeopathy to help with your allergies and intolerances, it has dramatically changed my life and I am able to enjoy a much wider variety of foods now. Best wishes, Jessie.

  • Reply Jenny 31/12/2012 at 10:39 AM

    Jessie… Thank you. You have inspired me in immeasurably in a dark time. I also have a 3 year old (girl) and our stories could literally be identical twins. WOW. Again… THANK YOU. <3

    • Reply healthyjessie 02/01/2013 at 7:04 AM

      Wow Jenny, I am glad you have found my blog inspiring, please let me know if you ever have any questions or there is anything I can help you with. Feel free to add me on facebook. Jessie Reimers. Best of luck on your healing journey. Much love and healing thoughts with you xx

  • Reply Julie-Ann de ross 24/02/2013 at 10:36 PM

    Hi Jessie, I have just been advised by a Naturopath that my 14mo needs to follow a low salicylate diet. I’m getting ‘lost’ online and don’t seem to be able to find quick easy meals to prepare for her. Can you point me in the direction of material that would be aimed specifically at babies? If I feed her anything that doesn’t agree with her it means no sleep for either of us for about 24hrs and lots of tummy/bowel pain for her :(. I really need help!

    • Reply healthyjessie 28/02/2013 at 8:02 PM

      Sorry I didn’t respond sooner. Feel free to like my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/getafreshstart and we can talk directly on there. I can also recommend some natural treatments to help heal her gut and get her eating normally again as a very restricted diet is unhealthy :( Talk soon, Jessie

  • Reply The Crunchy Cook 22/05/2013 at 9:09 AM

    Hi Jessie!

    I always appreciate finding an allergen blogger who isn’t writing about their own allergies rather than just their child’s. While I’m glad that there is a great supportive network out there for the mamas with allergic children, as a 26-year-old with multiple food allergies I think the way food allergies impact my life is different. My upcoming August wedding requires some unusual planning like the fact that the maid of honor will be carrying my Epi-Pens and all of the food requires a good deal more thought than usual, going to the grocery store is challenging due to how extremely allergic to peanuts I am (airborne anaphylaxis), and I wonder what it’ll be like having kids in the not too distant future since, unlike most bloggers, I’m the one with the allergies. So it’s nice to find bloggers with allergies themselves who represent a bigger variety of life stages!

    While I’m not yet at the point of making everything from scratch that’s the goal! I feel like I’m at the very, very beginning stages of looking into things like gardening, canning, etc. So much at the beginning that I’m researching rather than starting yet, but I’ll get there. Hoping to eventually have a lot more control over my food because it’ll be safer due to my allergies, a whole lot healthier, and fun. :)

    ~Kelsey

  • Reply http://www.whiteoutpress.com 07/09/2013 at 10:26 PM

    Jessie – Congratulations on such a wonderful and informative blog. Keep up the great work! – Mark, Whiteout Press.

    • Reply healthyjessie 08/09/2013 at 9:52 AM

      Thanks so much Mark. So glad you enjoyed it!! Love your work :)

  • Reply empressnasigoreng 23/10/2013 at 12:04 PM

    Hi there
    Glad to have found your blog. I am pretty new to the whole allergy/healthy eating thing as my most recent post shows:
    http://empressnasigoreng.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/on-becoming-one-of-those-annoying-food-and-volcano-allergy-people/
    I was also told recently that I have low iron and higher than normal cholesterol levels. Will be reading more of your blog with interest.

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