Hi! I’m Alyssa, and this is where I write things about food and teeth and other stuff that I find interesting, in the hopes that other people might also find it interesting or helpful.
A bit of background: I started this blog in college after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and it mainly functioned as an outlet for my rants and ramblings about nutrition and gut health as I navigated my rocky relationship with my colon. (We have since divorced due to irreconcilable differences.)
I ended up studying nutritional biochemistry in college, and have dabbled in just about every crazy diet you can think of in an attempt to fix my digestive woes. I still think food is extremely important, but not the only (or even the most) important thing in the quest for good health.
I hesitate to even try to characterize what this website is now, but I think a fair assessment is that it’s a haphazard documentation of my relentless self guinea-pigging, as well as somewhere I can write about topics of interest in a more organized and helpful way (when I feel like it). And I reserve the right to rant cantankerously about things that I should probably stop getting so worked up over. I also reserve the right to overuse words like ‘cantankerously.’
When I’m not sporadically shouting into the void of the internet, I like to hike with my dog, read books that are too smart for me, play piano and guitar, and fix parts of my house that probably don’t need fixing.