Our Story

Lina and Denis

Lina and Denis

Our Story

After so many of my friends and family members asking us about everything we do, we decided to collect all the information in one place and make it available to all.

Most of the content of this site is based on reading we’ve done over the years and what we’ve learned during that time. You can click on the Books tab to view what we are using as reference from experienced people who have the “degrees” and “licenses” to tell you what to do. Nothing published in this site should be taken as advice but simple as a summary of what we’ve learned. As always, consult your doctor or homeopathic doctor before you do any changes.

About me

I considered myself fairly healthy before I became a vegan. However, I look back now and all the health issues I had that I thought were “normal” were obviously caused by my unhealthy diet. When I was a little girl, I would get sick every time I ate eggs. I hated cow’s milk but loved cheese and yogurt. When I was about 20 years old, I started getting constant sinus headaches. It got so bad that I would go thru one box of sinus pills a week, and it would not help me with the sinus congestion. There was history of cancer, diabetes, hypoglycemia, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, alcoholism and lactose intolerance issues in my family. With these in mind and my boyfriend’s mother dying of cancer at only 48 years of age, we decided to start looking at our health.

That year we both were at our highest weight. I was 185 lbs and he was 278 lbs. We took a nice vacation to North Carolina and ate all the “wonderful” animal based dishes one last time and started our journey to get healthier.

We are vegans now. We didn’t do it from one day to another either. In 2002, my boyfriend Denis and I started eliminating one thing at the time. We started with pork and red meat. I soon discover that my headaches were cause by dairy so I eliminated all dairy from my diet. We then came back from North Carolina in December 2004, we stopped eating chicken and eggs next. Even though I was allergic to eggs, I used to have one egg a week. Fish and all other animal products followed even though it was hard to give up sushi!! After that, we were complete vegans! Not even honey! But still ate cooked food.

In November 2007, inspired by Kris Carr’sCrazy Sexy Cancer” documentary, we started transitioning to raw food. We have been 100% raw vegans since 2008.

The reason why I think it has worked for us is because we were doing a lot of research and keeping ourselves informed. In addition, we were able to get rid of anything that didn’t meet our requirements from our kitchen pantry and refrigerator. In my opinion (and it’s just my opinion), if you don’t have the support at home to do it and to start one step at the time, it will be very hard. I’m not a strong believer of a strict diet or detoxing. Transitioning at a moderate speed  is what works for my body. I know friends that have done one night to another, and that’s great for them, but it takes my body some training to develop new habits.

Where to Start?

My first tip: start with simple things, such as getting rid of corn and corn syrup from your diet, hydrogenated foods, and eat organic. These are simple steps that will make a big difference. Read my blog for more tips to began the transition.

I hope you all enjoy the material and summaries posted here.

 

Blessings in your journey!