Hi there, new friend!
This is where I will be posting vegan, gluten-free, paleo, keto, and raw food recipes, my personal research and experiences, tips and tricks for maintaining a healthy plant-based lifestyle, and sharing my own healing journey.
Before I give you a brief overview on my history struggling with dis-ease, I’ll begin by mentioning that my goal is to provide information that I believe will help people overcome their own dis-eases – regardless of what I’ve gone through.
If something that I’ve gone through resonates with you, that’s awesome! (Well, not really, but you know what I mean. Feeling like you’re not alone in your struggles can really help.)
When I was a young teenager, I had acne. Nothing like what some teens experience, but not great either.
(I’ll make a separate post about my skin journey soon.)
Because my acne affected my confidence and self-image so severely, I went on antibiotics to kill the bacteria that was causing my acne.
To sum it up, it kinda worked.
But it wasn’t enough to satisfy my desire for perfectly clear, glowing skin.
So, I went on the pill.
This helped a lot, and also gave me some relief from my chronic dysmenorrhea (debilitating menstrual pain).
(A separate post to come on this topic as well.)
It didn’t take me long to feel the toll my body was taking from these foreign chemicals and antibiotics I’d been ingesting.
My hormones went full-on crazy, my digestive system was sick and out of balance, my skin went back to breaking out and I started getting horrible rashes on my face.
I became severely depressed, borderline suicidal, exhausted and unmotivated.
I went to doctors, dermatologists, naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists, therapists and counselors.
Nothing worked for me.
I felt so alone….
I just wanted something – anything – to work for me.
It wasn’t until after I graduated high school that I started feeling better.
I had been watching girls on YouTube eating diets high in raw foods, practicing self-love and seemingly living their best lives.
I met my partner, Jonathan, shortly after, who helped me transition to a completely raw vegan diet, and introduced me to key supplements that I’d never taken in my years of being plant-based (such as B-12).
While I still haven’t fully healed, I’ve gained a serious grip on my dis-ease, and I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge that I want to share with others struggling to find the right information like I did.
The truth shouldn’t be as difficult to find as it is.
With the vastness of the internet, controversy of social media, confusion of hearsay and biases of friends and family, it can be next to impossible to nail down what you truly need to heal your one true celestial home – your body.
I’m excited to share my healing journey with you, and I invite you to learn and grow alongside me.
On this blog, I will be sharing my blunt and honest opinions on the topic of health and nutrition. I do not want to compromise what I’ve learned for the sake of not offending anyone! This would be doing everyone reading my posts a huge disservice.
I also want to remain open-minded, eager to learn, and continue to experiment and research on my own time; and to share anything I may be wrong or change my mind about, so as not to mislead any of you.
If this sounds like a blog you might be interested in, all you have to do is come along
Peace, love & healing,
xoxo – Mackenna