Meet Sharon, Founder of CoCoMe
“I began experimenting in my own family kitchen making granola, nut milks and coconut yoghurt – foods rich in probiotics to support my gut health after my life took an unexpected turn.
It was 2011 and I was working as a Sonographer when a patient weighing 90kgs fell onto my arm and shoulder while having a cardiac arrest. This stretched the nerves in my upper left body which not only left my shoulder and arm permanently damaged with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), I have also been grappling with an enormous emotional and psychological load ever since.
Clean eating became a part of my everyday life as I eliminated foods that didn’t support my overall health and wellbeing. My pain seemed to increase when I ate foods filled with sugar, my brain fog was worse after eating bread. I also felt my mood swings and depression fluctuated after eating overly processed foods and my IBS symptoms would increase too.
I began researching and experimenting with foods and started to understand the gut brain connection and how different foods impacted my physical and emotional wellbeing.
My journey was clear. My new found passion became my life’s purpose – to share my knowledge and experiences with others to help them lead a healthy and happy life – and so, CoCoMe was born. I am honoured to be able to share it with you too.”