Hello and Welcome! My name is Kate and I am the founder of My Tonic Bar. I am so excited to have you here. I started my company after years of struggling with constant bloating, constipation, gassiness, and inflammation. In 2008 I was diagnosed with IBS-C, in a few years, I was told to have leaky gut, and SIBO. I was desperate to find a solution by eliminating different foods, exercising regularly, and seeing the best doctors in Chicago, IL. Nothing seemed to help. I was constantly tired, nervous to go out with my friends, and was struggling to keep myself optimistic.
In October 2018 I realized that the issues with my gut led to eating disorder and anxiety around my way of living. I gave up to chase the solution and decided to express gratitude to my body through creating delicious hot drinks every morning. I went back to my roots, and started experimenting with gelatin, as a way to heal my gut. It was a game changer! A few months forward, I feel a huge difference in the way my body responses. Just as in my kitchen, I am passionate about the ingredients that we use in our products.
After I was diagnosed with IBS-C, leaky gut, and SIBO, I tried so many diets trying to figure out the trigger of my symptoms. As a result, multiple elimination diets led to the eating disorder. I felt obsessive and nervous to eat, go out with my friends, and was always checking the restaurant's menu before making a reservation. I was excessively exercising and undereating for five years. Eating disorder voice in my head took over my life. I felt hopeless. I knew that there is a way to enjoy my life, smile more often, spend more time with my family and friends, and still be in sync with my body.
I would like to invite you to a delicious, frothy, and nutritionally complete journey of gratitude, love, and compassion to yourself and your body.