Kristen Boehmer is the founder and creator of Living Loving Paleo, and from her own experience, is a true believer that food can be a powerful medicine. She was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when she was just 12 years old, and has spent far too many years sick, while in and out of hospitals.

Kristen graduated from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco in 2007, and was working as a full-time fashion designer when her life took a sudden turn. Her Crohn's Disease had become impossible to control, and in early 2011 she became so sick that she had to have surgery to remove her entire large intestine.

This surgery was supposed to heal her body, but that wasn't the case. After two more years spent severely ill with a destroyed immune system, she decided to completely change her diet, one last time. Within 30 days her world had completely changed, and now she's incredibly healthy and full of energy.

Her biggest mission is to share her story and knowledge with the world, as so many are needlessly suffering, just like she was. When Kristen isn't spending her time managing her website and creating delicious recipes, you'll find her at the beach with her husband and two dogs.

To read more about Kristen and her story, click HERE.