Hello and welcome to my blog! In my previous life, I was a music scientist and computational linguist but nowadays a Certified Nutritional Adviser, professional author, recipe developer and photographer. My latest book, Low Sugar, So Simple was published on November 2017.
On my journey from a strict raw vegan to a conscious omnivore, I have collected an extensive collection of hundreds of diet books and cookbooks, still relentlessly digging into new studies and old traditions. I love to read scientific papers — I want to know the truth how our bodies work and how different things, like nutrition, exercise and environment affect to our health. I have been studying nutrition, different diets, and cooking for a few decades.
I have suffered from several ailments during my life: anemia, IBS (have my colon removed on 1999), panic disorder, depression, eating disorder, migraines, numerous infections, sugar cravings, obesity, underweight, you name it! However, after I got seriously ill — having BMI only 12.7 and suffering from agonizing abdominal pain with no doctor being able to help — I had to take responsibility of my own health and study what would help me and first of all keep me alive. After extensive studying I found out that the really healthful food is something completely different what the official guidelines let us know.
I healed myself with a gluten-free, sugar-free ketogenic diet, and I’m nowadays completely healthy and full of energy. After recovering from that emaciated state, I even managed to become pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, who has been remarkably healthy all his life.
Based on my experiences and my nutrition therapy studies, I’m developing and sharing simple and healthful recipes with mouthwatering photos here on my blog and in my books, hoping to help other people live healthy lives full of energy and happiness. As an impatient and busy person myself, my goal is to develop recipes that are nutritious, with just a few ingredients and easy to prepare.
There is no single diet that is perfect for everyone. Instead, you have to explore what is perfect for you. Everybody is an individual with individual needs. In case you have found that ketogenic low-carb, gluten-free and sugar-free lifestyle benefits you, I’m at your service. In case you have an idea which you would like me to develop further, or if you have done something similar yourself, please share your thoughts with me!
Books written by me:
- Low Sugar, So Simple
- Low-Carb, So Simple — Easy Everyday Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less
- Healthy Drink Recipes
- Parantava ketoosi — terveeksi sokerittomalla ja gluteenittomalla ruokavaliolla
(out of print, new edition coming during fall 2018)
- Keto-vegaanin käsikirja (printed version coming on 2019)
In addition, I’ve created newsletters as well as numerous meal plans (this one sold over 1,000 copies), also for individuals who have had different goals, like lose weight, gain energy, or improve their health.
In Finland, I’ve been talking in different events about the ketogenic lifestyle, and how to live genuinely healthy gluten-free and sugar-free life. On 2016, I was speaker in a well-being summit (Hyvinvointisummit) where I was talking about a keto-vegan lifestyle.
P.S. As I’m a native Finn, I also blog in Finnish for www.alakarpisti.com, however, I haven’t had time to update the blog for a couple of years (sorry!).
And here is my diploma of being a Certified Nutritional Adviser: