Living The Dream Inn Santa Cruz, Ca


Endive topped with guac and mango salsa…SOOOO GOOD!!!๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ’šBeing incredibly spoiled with an impromptu mini vacation to Santa Cruz, California with my Love.๐Ÿš๐Ÿ’โš“๏ธ Thank goodness Santa Cruz has an awesome @wholefoodsmarket ๐Ÿ˜‡๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŽ for this raw vegan!! So many beautiful vegan and vegetarian restaurants surrounding our AMAZING hotel Dream Inn ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿฆ€ but the only food place that can accommodate me at this point of my process is Whole Foods Market.๐ŸŽ So I grabbed myself a big tub of guacamole, some mango salsa, pico de gallo, crimini mushrooms, heirloom cherry tomatoes, romaine lettuce, precut watermelon, nectarines, date rolls, coconut water, celery, and broccoli slaw…lovingly nourishing myself with this awesomeness in the hotel room as he ordered himself room service. Enjoying a beautifully romantic ocean view dinner overlooking a vibrantly lit ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ’ซSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk as a live concert playing from the Boardwalk serenades us.๐ŸŽค Can this get any better? Such a blessing to have the opportunity to live this experience. I cannot express my gratitude!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’– 

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Before and Afterย 

 Sober life plus vegan living equals a serious glowing glow!โ˜€๏ธ

 Believe me, I know because I used to make alcohol swigging, meat eating, and dairy consuming daily practices. The unfiltered pic to the left is me at age 33, the unfiltered pic to the right, is me now at age 40. The drastic difference in my appearance is a reflection of the cleanliness of my body and the personal growth I’ve experienced having let go of substances that do not allow my liver to let go of toxicity.

 ๐ŸŒŸ Being a psoriasis sufferer, it is imperative for me to be good to my liver as I was born with heavy metal and pesticide toxicity in my liver.๐Ÿ™€I learned about this toxicity from Medical Medium and how it feeds Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) which I also host in my liver. The feeding of EBV in turn makes psoriasis flare and grow.๐Ÿ˜ณThe liver cannot let go of toxicity if it is sluggish from the consumption of fat, refined sugar, and chemicals.

With a vegan, grain free, gluten free, low fat, high carb diet and lowering stress I have been able to allow my liver to take a break from holding onto the stuff that was making me sick, depressed, bloated, and psoriasis ridden.๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‰โ˜˜๐Ÿ“ 

Now that my liver has had the chance to “dump out” old toxicity, my mind and body are at a cleanliness I have never known!๐Ÿ˜‡After 13 years of suffering from psoriasis it’s almost gone, I rarely want to wear makeup anymore, and I have lost nearly 50 lbs since the pic on the left was taken.

 I am happy and feel good all the time!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I do not have any want to go back to the way I used to live. I love everything about my life, I make better choices than I ever have,๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝ I can take on more work and be less fatigued, I’m more organized, I have far stronger personal boundaries,๐Ÿ’ช I can stand up for myself far more gracefully, if someone treats me poorly I don’t really care, the personal relationships I choose to allow into my life are far more uplifting and motivating, I know that no animals must suffer to feed me which brings peace to my being,๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ’– I live in more peace than I ever have, I am happier than I have ever been. 

I love this life, my new reality…cheers to understanding and implementing the process to true health!

Happy Healthy Sober Vegan


#beforehandafter #soberlife plus #veganliving equals a serious glowing glow!โ˜€๏ธ Believe me, I know because I used to make alcohol swigging, meat eating, and dairy consuming daily practices. The unfiltered pic to the left is me at age 33, the unfiltered pic to the right, is me now at age 40. The drastic difference in my appearance is a reflection of the cleanliness of my body and the personal growth I’ve experienced having let go of substances that do not allow my liver to let go of toxicity. ๐ŸŒŸ Being a psoriasis sufferer, it is imperative for me to be good to my liver as I was born with heavy metal and pesticide toxicity in my liver.๐Ÿ™€I learned from Medical Medium this toxicity  feeds Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) which I also host in my liver. The feeding of EBV in turn makes psoriasis flare and grow.๐Ÿ˜ณThe liver cannot let go of toxicity if it is sluggish from the consumption of fat, refined sugar, and chemicals.๐Ÿ™ˆWith a vegan, grain free, gluten free, low fat, high carb diet and lowering stress I have been able to allow my liver to take a break from holding onto the stuff that was making me sick, depressed, bloated, and psoriasis ridden.๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‰โ˜˜๐Ÿ“ Now that my liver has had the chance to “dump” out old toxicity my mind and body are at a cleanliness I have never known!๐Ÿ˜‡After 13 years of suffering from psoriasis it’s almost gone, I rarely want to wear makeup anymore, and I have lost nearly 50 lbs since the pic on the left was taken. I am happy and feel good all the time!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I do not have any want to go back to the way I used to live. I love everything about my life, I make better choices than I ever have,๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝ I can take on more work and be less fatigued, I’m more organized, I have far stronger personal boundaries,๐Ÿ’ช I can stand up for myself far more gracefully, if someone treats me poorly I don’t really care, the personal relationships I choose to allow into my life are far more uplifting and motivating, I know that no animals must suffer to feed me which brings peace to my being,๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ’– I live in more peace than I ever have, I am happier than I have ever been. I love this life, my new reality…cheers to understanding and implementing the process to true health!

Raw Vegan Goodness


๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ„๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿƒ So this was dinner and now my tummy is full and I am happy! Serious amounts of food and lots of awesome flavors! Tonight I made a fat free basil ginger sauce for my zucchini and summer squash noodles, holy moly was it awesome! ๐Ÿ˜‹ My awesomesauce recipe๐Ÿ˜‰ In the high speed blender๐Ÿ‘‰1.5 medium zucchinis with about 3 cups of fresh basil, 1/4 of a large navel orange (peeled), 1/4 cup of water, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 of a jalapeรฑo, 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, 1/4 tsp fresh turmeric, 3 dates, 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ This recipe made about 2.5 cups of awesomesauce! So zesty, spicy, and sweet! I tossed spiralized noodles from 1 medium zucchini and 1 medium summer squash with 2 TBSP of Atlantic dulse and about 1.5 cups of exotic mushrooms with about 1.5 cups of sauce. I served my dressed noodles over baby spinach.๐Ÿƒ Then placed avocado, heirloom tomato, watermelon, and red onion over my noodles.๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ… I finished it all by topping with fresh squeezed navel orange juice, cayenne pepper, curly parsley, and sea salt. ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŒถโ˜˜๐ŸŒŠOMGoodness! This was so yummy! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ 

Relationships and Illnessย 


 ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿ’› When out on romantic drive for an excursion lunch date this is what your lunch can look like when you are working away from chronic illness with an organic, gluten free, grain free, raw vegan diet.๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐ŸŒฑ The dates and outings my partner and I go on generally consist of a meal and a physical excursion. ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ’ช Well, things have changed drastically in our relationship since I had Shingles twice last year, and I can’t function the way I used to. ๐Ÿ™€ We’d go eat and explore our way through cities and coastal towns. We’d go for jogs, hikes, going miles and miles on foot, exploring together. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ›ค๐Ÿ›ฃ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒ†๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ  We would cook together, enjoy my gluten free baked goods with our morning coffee together, and share evening chocolatey treats together. ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿž๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ We both have pallets that love fine foods so he would take me out to breakfast, lunch, or dinner rather often to explore exotic cuisines. But beginning in March of last year I had Shingles for the first time and for the rest of the year I couldn’t do any of that any longer.๐Ÿ˜• When I felt slightly good enough I tried but I often became too ill to do anything let alone explore on foot or engage in such culinary exploration. I became afraid of food because I reacted to everything.๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ“ My diet became so limited and I was so fatigued and frustrated that we stopped cooking together and going out to meals. He tried anything he could do to support me but I felt so guilty I gave up subjecting him to my limits and told him to just do his own thing for his meals. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ That was a huge blow to our foundation as a couple. As well, the piece around me not being able to explore on foot also hit us hard. He never complained, he has stayed solidly in support of everything I need to get better. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› No matter what modality I tried, he supported me. When I was too sick to work he paid my bills. When I was too sick to make myself food, he did. When I was in tears he held me. He has been my physical and emotional pillar to my healing.


I find this post so important to shed light on relationships and illness. People with illness need unconditional support from their partners like I have received. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’– If not for him, at times, I would have felt completely alone on my path to wellness. He has seen my autoimmune flares, my sadness, my frustration, and hours of my tears. He had never dealt with illness before but he now understands illness, he has compassion for it, and he believes in my cause to create awareness for people living with chronic illness and compassionate living. โœจTo know his holding me in support of my health and my passions is so powerful for our relationship, I feel held and understood. ๐Ÿ’›Yes, I am still healing but without the support from him I would not have able to heal to the extent I have thus far. I am eternally grateful!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

Process of Eliminationย 


Happy Wednesday Loves! Here’s my story of my 10 years of process which has lead me to healing my body of IBS, psoriasis, heavy metal/pesticide toxicity in my liver, Shingles, neurological fatigue, adrenal fatigue, Epstein Barr Virus, and Streptococcus. Western nor Eastern Doctors did NOT guide me, any medical intervention only made my illness worse, this was a self guided journey. 

Enjoy and thank you for your support!
๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒฏ๐ŸŒฟPictured is raw organic veggies on a raw vegan flatbread! I wrapped this up and munched it down for dinner and loved every bite!

 10 years ago I was suffering terribly from IBS and psoriasis and heard that gluten was something that could possibly be an irritant to my system so I decided to “try” to eliminate it. I thought, “There is no possible way I can stay away from bread, pastries, pizza, or sandwiches.” After eliminating gluten my health improved incredibly which in turn convinced me to stay far away from gluten. 

Nearly 5 years ago when I first transitioned from being a meat eater to vegetarian to again help my health issues, I thought, “How can I possibly go a day without meat?” Well, I made the transition, it was easier than I thought, low and behold my health began to improve further. 

About 2.5 years ago I transitioned away from dairy and alcohol. I was again trying to let go of illness. Again, I thought, “There’s no way I’ll be able to stay away from ice cream, cheese, or wine!” Those eliminations were actually easier than letting go of meat and yes, my health improved further. 

Fall 2015 I had Shingles for the second time in 9 months, I was more sick than I have ever been. I had never experienced illness such as that bout of Shingles. I was terrified but refused to take medications. So I researched like crazy and discover staying away from grains and legumes could help my Shingles symptoms. I visited the US Nation Library of Medicine, medical journals from all over the world, and scoured the FDA website and studied like crazy! 

What I learned from weeks of research from a collaboration of clinical studies around the world was staying away from gluten, meat, dairy, legumes, grains, alcohol, MSG, artificial sweeteners, food coloring, preservatives, derivatives of foods, flavor enhancers, xylitol, emulsifiers, and medications may help improve my health. 

Well, I eliminated them all! And here I am now, healthy, happy, no IBS, psoriasis almost gone, Shingles symptoms diminishing. There are no words to express my gratitude, it was a terribly rough, scary, lonely journey but what I gained was my life back and I am forever grateful for the process!