Hi! I’m Michelle Hoover!
I’m on a mission to help you live a vibrant, amazing life with chronic illness with delicious food, holistic living, and the motivation to make it sustainable.
A few years ago, if you were to tell me that I’d one day be free from my mystery food allergies, energy deficits, and thyroid problems, I would have thought you were crazy. But I’m here to tell you, that there is hope! There is hope that you can turn your health struggles into a health success story.
As many of you know, I too know the burden of living with chronic illness and autoimmune disease, but live a different life today…
My Hashimoto’s and Leaky Gut Story.
When I was just 17 years old I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. A chronic autoimmune disease where my immune system attacks my thyroid and messes with basically all of the things. I had a doctor tell me to sit down, shut up, take synthyroid, and I’d be mostly fine… I didn’t buy it. I felt in my heart that Hashimoto’s didn’t have to be a lifelong sentence, but didn’t know what to do.
I went years feeling like I was mysteriously allergic to everything, and like my thyroid was out to get me. My whole body hurt, my headaches were chronic, my stomach ached every second of every day, and I was so fatigued that I would sleep up to 18 hours a day.
Three years later, I got my leaky gut diagnosis, and learned the autoimmune gut connection. From there, it all started to unravel. I went on a long journey to change my relationship with food, heal my gut, and change my lifestyle. I made a lot of mistakes, and I’m still nowhere near perfect, but today, my life is drastically different.
I went from hypothyroid… fatigue, weight gain, intolerance to cold.
To very hyperthyroid… heart palpitations, panic attacks, jittery feelings.
To stable… and while not eating whatever I want and pushing myself to my breaking point, still healthy, and thriving.
Today, I embrace an Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Paleo template filled with nutrient dense, healing foods, holistic lifestyle practices, and mindfully being grateful for every single day that God has given me! And I’m here to help you do the same…
I’m here to help you on your healing journey to better health with chronic illness.
The autoimmune protocol, paleo, and healing Hashimoto’s and leaky gut is not easy, and I know first hand. Unbound Wellness exists to help you through it all with…
- Easy, fuss free recipes
- Insight on holistically managing Hashimoto’s and leaky gut
- Dealing with the social impact of a new lifestyle
- Keeping the motivation to be in it for the long haul!
I’m a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.
Certified by the nutritional therapy association, I work one on one with others an NTP as well as in corporate wellness settings. You can contact me for a consultation, here.
I’m an author and blogger.
I love to write, and write here at Unbound Wellness, and as a digital marketing consultant.
I also wrote an e-book, The 30 Day Gut Healing Diet Plan & Guide.
I’m a recipe developer.
Aside from writing and marketing, and I love cooking and creating. I develop multiple recipes a month here at Unbound Wellness that are paleo, AIP, gluten free, and all of the things free.
I don’t take myself too seriously. Life is short… have fun!
10 More Things You Didn’t Know About Me
1.I live in Dallas, TX now, but I grew up in Hauppauge, New York… and I’d move to either Florence, Italy or Colorado in a second.
2. I married the same man twice. My husband, Daniel, and I were such eager beavers we had a court house wedding a month after we were engaged. But I’m also a princess and wanted a real wedding 9 months afterwards!
3. Daniel and I met on Match.com! He was actually the first and last guy I met online. He messaged me within the first week of joining and locked it down. I often joke that I basically just Amazon prime’d a husband.
4.I was a social media intern at Gas Monkey Garage which you may or may not recognize from the show Fast ‘n’ Loud. I was even in the background on one episode.
5. I’m a bit podcast obsessed and have a dream of starting my own. Now accepting applications for co-hosts 😉 Must be paleo, sarcastic and loyal… like a paleo golden retriever… who is also sarcastic.
6. As you may have noticed from my Instagram stories, I’m a ridiculous human being who is silly, sarcastic and refuses to take myself too seriously. Life is too short and no one likes a prissy pants.
7. I’m fairly introverted and never drank alcohol even before I went paleo/AIP. I firmly believe in indulging in collagen bites and tea over alcohol.
8. I ate junk until I was about 18 and slowly became Paleo/ AIP as I realized how it helped me heal.
9. Tomatoes and potatoes were once my favorite foods… oh nightshades.
10. Hashimoto’s changed my life for the better and I wouldn’t change who I’ve become for the world.