My name is Kayleigh Christina Clark and I am the creator of the wellness lifestyle blog KayleighChristina.com & @kayleigh.christina, co-founder of CLEARstem Skincare, Holistic Nutritionist and co-host of the podcast Balancing Your Hustle. My WHY behind what I do is to connect, make a positive impact and inspire people to become the best possible versions of themselves. I do this through my multiple platforms and living my life to its fullest. Even though my career leads itself to a lot of screen time, I am very passionate about inspiring by example - showing how I find balance in my daily life to make time for myself, my husband, my family and my friends. I think the key to happiness is surrounding yourself with the people and things that bring you constant joy.
I have had a love for cooking and creating in the kitchen for as long as I can remember. My parents always let me play “restaurant” when I was little, giving me full range to take orders and cook a full meal for them. I was the 10-year-old that asked for cookbooks for Christmas and couldn’t wait to flip through all the pages and bookmark the recipes I was going to make.
My creativity flourished even more when I made the connection that what you eat is a direct reflection on how you look and feel. I am allergic to quite a few different foods and have Celiac Disease. I could easily let that get me down and make me feel limited and left out, but instead I choose to live a life of positivity and focus on what I CAN eat. I think my food restrictions are a blessing and push me to be even more creative. I am inspired to create healthy alternatives to meals I wouldn’t normally be able to eat. I don’t like to categorize how I eat, but you could say it’s close to a Paleo/Whole 30 diet most of the time.
Living with Celiac Disease poses difficulty digesting and absorbing nutrients from foods. Before my diagnosis, I was at a very low point health-wise where I was continually in and out of different doctors’ offices trying to figure out what was wrong with me. I was extremely deficient in core vitamins and nutrients, my liver was failing, and I was covered in cystic acne. Enter my discovery of Navitas Organics superfoods! I began exploring the power of superfoods after reading about Navitas Maca Powder and its amazing health benefits. Maca was the first superfood I started really bringing into my diet. I started to feel changes in my energy levels, skin texture and acne, and overall mood. From there, I found myself doing even more research and began to add other types of superfoods into meals, such as Cacao Powder in smoothies and Chia Seeds in my water.
I’ve been using Navitas superfoods in my diet for more than seven years, which is why I am so incredibly honored to be the June Insider of The Month, giving you a peek inside my life and showing how I balance my career, fitness, nutrition, marriage, stress and self-care! Plus, I’m going to share some of my favorite recipes along the way, so stay tuned and enjoy the ride!