About

Fridanyman.se was founded in 2022 by me, Frida Nyman. I have a master's degree in public healtha big interest in diet and good, nutritious food and how to create a calm and stable nervous system. I'm passionated about health and helping people feel better. Right now I'm also studying to become a stress- and nutrition coach. I have a holistic view when it comes to health and I think that there are several components that together contribute to a healthy life style and good health. The body and health have to be seen in a holistic view. 

I want to show that gluten free, vegan, plant based food doesn’t have to be complicated and difficult. I also want to show how amazingly good it can be! Eating a varied diet with a lots of fibre, fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains (gluten-free), nuts, seeds and other healthy fats is incredibly important for us to feel good. I therefore want to spread information and recipes that makes it a bit easier for people to make better choices for themselves and their surroundings. 

I have been eating a gluten-free, plant based vegan diet for several years now, and I’m very happy that you have found my website (the English version of the recipes are under construction). Below you can also read about my own health journey.


My health journey

How my stomach problems started

My stomach problems started in my childhood. I often had stomach ache, felt unwell and had difficulty eating. It was after I graduated the the problems took off, and over the years it just got worse and worse. 

I had regular painful stomach cramps that was very severe. After I hade the cramps I was always completely lethargic and often felt unwell for the rest of the day, and even the next day. The cramps came more and more often over the years, from a few times a month to every other day. I have lost count of the number of times I have visit the health-care for my problems, without getting any help. I just told them how I felt time after time, cried and always felt very dejected afterwards. 

I was never tested for celiac disease, didn’t get any dietary advice and no questions about my lifestyle, such as how I eat, sleep, move or stress. I was just told without any medical examination that I have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and that there’s nothing to do. 

 

I couldn’t live a normal life

Throughout my youth and adult life, I so many times had to cancel plans, be afraid and stressed to travel away from home or just be at work a whole day. I never knew when my stomach would get upset and I was very ashamed of my problems (wich of course no one should be). It felt like I couldn’t live a normal life, and I often isolated myself.

When I was at my worst in 2018, and really hit rock bottom, I had aches all over my body, muscles and joints, major stomach problems, lack of energy, thyroid problems and nutritional deficiencies. I had been a vegetarian for several years and ate relatively healthy, but had never really tried to remove gluten from my diet. At the time, I thought it felt very difficult and complicated, and I didn't know how it affected me either. 

 

The turning point 

In the beginning of 2019 I made a change in my diet and I totally removed gluten. I started to search information where gluten often can be hidden in products and what to avoid. I hardly could believe what happened, but slowly I started to notice a change. Soon I felt so much better, the cramps stopped and within 1-2 months all my stomach problems were gone. 

I focused on getting my digestion working again, and getting my energy back because I probably couldn't absorb the nutrients in my food when I ate foods I couldn't tolerate. I started reading, seeking more information and learning more about nutrition and health. I started introducing more healthy, whole, unprocessed, nutritious, plant-based foods, and started thinking differently about food. I also started using various techniques to calm my nervous system and reduce stress in my life (including meditations, yin yoga and breaking old, ingrained, negative thought patterns). It felt like I got my life back, and I'm so grateful that I tried to take charge of my health on my own. Shortly thereafter, I also switched to a plant-based, vegan diet, which made me feel even better - a bonus in addition to being kind to the planet and the animals. The plant-based diet opened up a whole new world for me!

Of course, I wish I had been given the tests available in healthcare, as well as advice and support on what to try, to see if my condition could improve years earlier, and I know there are more people out there who are in the same situation I once was. Everyone is different and can be sensitive to different things in their diet. What works for one person may not always work for another, which makes it difficult. Stress, both physical and mental in various forms, can also create so much ill health and problems in the body. But getting the help you're entitled to through healthcare, taking a holistic approach to health, and trying to cut out large food groups like gluten, dairy and white sugar can be a start to seeing if you feel better. Bringing more green, natural foods into your diet can make such a difference.

It is important to remember that health is of course so much more than just a healthy diet that you can tolerate and feel good about. A set of good habits, a calm, stable nervous system and calmness in body and mind, movement, good relationships, self-love and a healthy lifestyle are incredibly important for us to feel good. A holistic approach to health is something we need more of in our society.

I hope my story can inspire and help those of you who are not feeling well, to really go to the bottom of what the cause might can be 💚 

Please let me know if you have any questions and get in touch! 

 

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