Hi, I am Lotte!
I live in Calgary, a short hop from some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen and I like to take as much advantage of it as I can. I am very much an out-doors kind of person who loves hiking whenever I get the chance.
When not doing that, I enjoy reading, cooking, playing computer games, knitting and sewing and I am also a massage therapist with 2200 hours of training and a Reiki Master. I am also training as a Clinical Aromatherapist via Essence of Thyme and a Holistic Nutritional Consultant via the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.
I have both celiac disease and an anaphylactic dairy allergy, and for that reason, I follow AIP with some reintroductions. I also suffer from fibromyalgia, PTSD, anxiety and depression as a result of domestic violence and childhood abuse. Following this way of living and this diet has dramatically improved my health and my sense of well-being. I would like to think that I am now thriving rather than merely existing.
I have a background in nutrition (a degree in Nutrition and Physiology and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry) and am passionate about good food and good nutrition and the way it can impact your health.
And with my love of cooking, that is what I am trying to share on this blog.
In the past, I have been asked about the origins and the reason for the name Salixisme – the long and the short of it is that way-back-when, I used to be a hard-core gamer, and my gaming name was Salix. When I first started this blog, I was trying to think of a good, catchy name, and came up with Salixisme… It literally means Salix Is Me! Salix is the Latin name for Willow BTW. That is not really a deep and meaningful explanation, but it is the truth!