Why do I monitor my ingredients so carefully?
These pictures are an abbreviation of my 20s. Riddled with illness, pain, immobility, obesity, depression, and an extra helping of guilt. I got a second chance at life through nutrition and one very attentive physician. When countless medications and prescribed treatments failed, fruits & veggies, large doses of determination, and an accurate diagnosis with appropriate treatment – WON. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), and suffered through all of the debilitating pain, inflammation and digestive destruction that typically accompanies the disorder for 10 years. At the age of 29, I was diagnosed, began treatment, committed to a 100% organic vegan lifestyle, and (with the help of my amazing family) rebuilt my life.