The Author


Shana Nicole Photography

I’m a full time office professional, part-time lifestyle model and full-time Grad student in my late 20s who is passionate about health and wellness.

At age 12, I starting showing signs of a dairy allergy. At age 23, I discovered that I also had a gluten allergy. Life has never been the same. Contrary to what you may think, my life has improved in so many ways!

In August of next year, I will be able to call myself a Certified Nutrition Specialist! I am currently enrolled in the online Applied Nutrition program at the University of New England. I am also a Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.


I live in Raleigh with my amazing boyfriend, but we travel quite a bit. You can find us in the NC mountains, all over New England and Wilmington just to name a few spots. We have two wonderful senior dogs and two cats. Life is an adventure!

I can’t wait to share some of the note-worthy products and restaurants I come across along the way.


Crystal Dee