My name is Jess Foulds and I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner out of New Braunfels, Texas. I am a born and bred Texan and grew up in a small town where beef was king and Crisco was queen. Throughout my adolescent years I struggled with being over-weight, having chronic fatigue syndrome, being sick at LEAST 5 times a year, and a host of intestinal issues. These were my normal state. Overweight was normal. Being tired was normal. I thought I was just a sickly person and took gas pills daily to try to fix my stomach issues. NOTHING helped. I then graduated high school and took my sickly, gassy, and overweight self to Houston, Texas to study nutrition at The University of Houston.
While I had an inkling that nutrition could be the missing piece to the puzzle, it wasn’t until I took control and started to heal myself through diet that the picture became clear. I am lactose intolerant (explains the stomach pains), an Epstein-Barr Virus carrier (auto-immune protocol lessens the constant illness and fatigue), and have lost over 40 pounds eating whole, nutritious food.
It is through holistic nutritional practices that I have found success solving my health concerns as well as those of my clients. But what really makes the Bum-way special is just how easy it can be to find your health. It’s not pre-screening the restaurant to make sure there are options, counting every calorie down to the french fry, or metabolism-boosting pills.
As a born Bum, I have found ways to make alternative therapies work for me and my lifestyle, rather than making my lifestyle work them. I do not have a backyard garden, a personal chef, or an extra $2,000/month to spend on luxury food. I have my education, creativity, and a sense of humor; which means if my food is bad, at least I can laugh about it!