Hi! I’m Angela. I’m from Bellevue, WA originally but now call Fort Lauderdale, Fl my home. I started traveling the world in 2003 and have had some incredible adventures since then. I can’t wait to share them with you.
One of my biggest adventures has been my health journey. Growing up, I ate a very standard American diet full of processed, fast foods. I abused my body in many ways and I struggled with depression, anxiety, acne, lack of energy, digestive issues and dehydration. I felt angry, self-loathing, alone, emotionally out of control and desperately wanting to feel better. When I developed adult cystic acne, it sparked a deep desire in me to get to the bottom of what was making look on the outside how I felt on the inside.
I spent years learning and trying different diets such as a standard vegan diet, vegetarian, paleo, pescatarian, a standard whole foods diet and a high fat raw diet. I always felt better for a while and then I would see my symptoms return.
It wasn’t until I was looking for a juicer online that I ran across a video about eating a diet exclusively of low fat, raw fruits and vegetables with a small amount of nuts and seeds . I was very skeptical as I couldn’t imagine how I’d get enough protein or calories without my blood sugar rocketing sky high. Still, something inside told me to pay attention.
I devoured information on the subject and on New Years Day 2012, I went on a diet of completely fruits and vegetables, very low in fat with the intention of doing a cleanse for two months. I went through a lot of physical, mental and emotional changes those months and at first my acne got worse.
With the inspiration I found online, support from long time health educator Don Bennett and reading the book 80 10 10 by Dr. Doug Graham, I continued. Approximately, two months later, my acne finally went away completely and my scars started to heal. I was so excited! For details on how I cleared up my chronic acne for good read, How I Healed Chronic Adult Acne Naturally
Since then I have stayed plant-based and I eat raw for periods at a time. I love juicing vegetables, eating loads of fruit and having a variety of plant based meals.
Additionally, my depression and anxiety have disappeared and when they do return every so often, are manageable. My chronic acne went away, I have more consistent energy and my emotions are balanced. I have also embarked on an epic journey to self-love and forgiveness that has changed my world in ways that I believe, almost nothing else can.
I believe this kind of change is possible for anyone. What you put in your body, how you talk to yourself and how you live your life create your reality. Let’s do this together and enjoy this beautiful gift we call life!