About the founder
As a young college student(19 years old) working full time and going to school full time, I left no time for myself. I simply didn’t practice no form of self care.
My diet was extremely poor – It consisted of eating constant junk foods such as hamburgers, pizza and drinking lots of soda on a daily basis. I thought by eating these foods they would give me a much needed energy boost. Rather these foods made me even more tired. My mind became fogged. I couldn’t think straight. I couldn’t retain any information. I was stressed out, burned out and overwhelmed at the same time. My grades were going down each semester. The sad part is that this went on for two years. Some how I was able to complete my two year degree.
However, my mind and body had enough even though I was willing to do this for another 2 years. The truth was I became complacent, barely making the grades, barely had any strength to think properly or function well at work. I became a zombie, just going through the routine hoping things would change.
Everything changed for me in summer ’01, when I became sick. My body couldn’t stop shaking. I had chills that wouldn’t stop. I remember sitting in class and barely able to take notes because I was busy shaking uncontrollably. What was wrong with me ? After class I went to the nurse office hoping it wasn’t a big deal instead I was rushed to the hospital immediately. My wake up call came when the doctor told me I had kidney stones at the age of 19 years old. He said I was the youngest person he saw with kidney stones. On the outside I look fine, but inside my body was fighting a battle to get rid of all the toxins I acquired over the 2 years from poor diet and lack of self care. I was advised to go on a diet asap.
It became my mission to transform my health from the inside out. I didn’t want to go on a diet . I wanted a lifestyle change .