Sick and tired of being sick and tired
For my entire young adult life, I endured various health complications. I stumbled through my days feeling sick and overwhelmed until one fateful day I had an epiphany triggered by the revolving door of medications that weren't working. Desperate for health, I took on a series of 8-10 day water fasts and returned to eating a whole food plant-based diet. By altering my diet and lifestyle, I inadvertently changed my life forever.
When I was in high school, I was diagnosed with chronic syncope (fainting), and I had furious red rashes covering my entire body. As I got older, the rashes became more intense and they enveloped my face and mouth. I had what I called a permanent "rash stache". I hid under caked-on make-up and if I wore it too long my eyes would inevitably swell shut. I was having an allergic response to everything when I had never been allergic to anything.
Even worse, as time went on, I endured a long bout of unpredictable vomiting and diarrhea. There were nights I’d wake up from a dead sleep and start projectile vomiting all over my bed. I began sleeping in the bathtub because the messes were overwhelming. I had no energy to do anything so I took an extended leave of absence from work while I tried to figure out what was happening to me.
Medically, I was taking anti-vomiting and anti-diarrhea medication, undergoing EKGs, never-ending blood tests, barium swallow tests, ultrasounds, you name it- I did it. I continued to worsen until one day I was getting a refill on my prescriptions and realized the side effects of my anti-vomiting pills was diarrhea and a side effect of my anti-diarrhea pills was vomiting. It was in that moment I realized I had to change my plan of attack.
The road to true north
After weeks of research, I stumbled upon a video of a man, Dr. Goldhamer from True North Health Center, touting the benefits of water fasting for healing the body. Intrigued and desperate, I decided to jump all in. After taking on a series of water fasts and slowly changing my diet as I re-fed my body I noticed major health improvements were happening. Over time, I converted to using cleaner, more natural products on my body and in my environment, and as time went on, the fainting stopped altogether (I can’t even guess how many concussions I’ve accrued over the years), my violent rashes cleared, my complexion softened (so long rash ‘stache), the chronic vomiting and diarrhea disappeared, and to this day I continue to feel better and notice things changing as time carries on.
The cure to disease is not in a pill, it’s in our behavior
As I continue to embark on my journey to live as chemical-free and organically as possible, my goal is to share my discoveries and insights to help you along your way. By sharing life-altering stories and discoveries, we can spread the news that the cure to disease is not in a pill, it’s in our behavior.
My mission is to break the conventional mindset surrounding health and nutrition and save as many people as possible from the debilitating incarceration of the standard American diet and lifestyle.
I’m pursuing my Holistic Nutrition Master’s Degree and I spend all waking hours consuming information, experimenting, and exploring new ways to thrive in a toxic world.
Blogger, Holistic Nutritionist, Health Activist