Monday, April 22, 2013

The first Blog Entry and My Journey to learning about Healthy, Whole & Living Foods

A first blog entry is a representation for your potential audience of what content they can expect in future readings, making it a pretty important entry. Time is a valuable thing, so when others spend theirs reading a blog post (or any other written/visual entry), it's important to make it count. My expectation when you are here visiting this space, is that you will learn something new, be inspired or at the very least find the content entertaining or enjoyable. It's a difficult task to please a diverse audience of readers, so my approach will be to exert passion, to be authentic, and to share information that can help improve your health (the whole spectrum --- body, mind, soul) through my own knowledge, findings and sharing of others. My hope is that you find this approach a respectable one. It's an incredible thing we are privileged with here, on the worldly web, to have access to some interesting, useful information (and not so useful ;)), and to connect with others that share similar interests and /or want to share/learn with the intention to inform/grow. To simply search a topic and then miraculously be brought to a page filled with a bounty of options - how cool is that!?

So let's get started...

My Journey to learning about Healthy, Whole & Living Foods

As a child, I was chronically ill; the flu, ear infections, colds - the list goes on. I grew up on what I would consider to be an unhealthy diet, consisting of too much processed foods, some home cooked meals, and lots of sugar. I was a very picky eater with little to no appetite. Fast forward to my late teenage & young adult years where I was still suffering from health issues and major menstrual problems, but my largest concern was my acne. My acne became a part of me, so over the years I learned how to cover up the spots on my face with make-up, and to wear concealing clothing for my chest/back acne. If my readers have had acne, you then understand the emotional damage acne causes, in addition to the physical – it can be heart-breaking. My struggle went on for years. My history taking birth control, antibiotics, etc offered virtually no help and my constant fight against the spots/bumps/cysts continued. One day I had enough, and my frustration brought me to the web, desperately searching for acne solutions, remedies, anything! I came across an acne forum where people were discussing a link between their cystic acne, and dairy. At the time I was a huge dairy consumer – I enjoyed it multiple times per day. I decided to begin experimenting, starting with removing the dairy - it worked! My cystic acne eruptions stopped, yay! I began switching to soy cheese, mylk, etc. and my cystic acne came back, therefore my search continued and I then learned about the issues with consuming soy (especially GMO and non-fermented).  Eventually progression kept me searching for ways to eat and live naturally, in alignment with nature. This evolution carried me to raw foods, living foods and to the fruitarian lifestyle - I love it all! It’s been quite the journey and I have acquired much wisdom along the way. At this point on my journey, I now understand the importance of being consistent to achieve balance. To eat and live in a way that is good for your mind, body, soul and sustainable to support the health of your constitution. If you struggle to endure a way of eating/living, then keep searching for your balance. My intentions for this space is to bring you knowledge, education, alternative healing, etc., so that you can discover new elements to create your healthiest self, ever! You are the only one that is the guru of your temple. While there are some great fundamentals that most of us can apply, it’s important to also consider that we are different, meaning where we are with our own health, our situations, and so forth. I myself am living on a plant based foods, mostly raw/living, and am feeling generally good. I too still have my own struggles – no one is perfect. We grow, evolve, and learn from sharing. This is the main purpose of this blog. Let us create a safe, positive, healthy, educational and loving place for all of our readers and contributors.

I can't wait to share, learn and meet you all.
Get your glow on!

With love,


  1. Yay! Congrats on the blog and big inspiring words to start out with :) You know you already have your #1 reader, right over here!!! xox

  2. Thank you Chantal! You are such a loving, supportive friend - you mean so much to me :) I have been tinkering over to your blog in hopes of reading some new glorious posts - your a crafty writer. Let's hangout soon, my #1 fan, hehe!!! xxx

  3. Congrats Amanda! It's very inspiring that you are jumping into blogging again (something I've been wanting to do for a while now too!) I will definitely be following along :)

  4. I am so happy to have you here, Jesseline :) Looking forward to hearing your feedback - I value your words! Let me know when you start your own blog - I would love to support and follow you, deary! xxx

  5. Thank you for creating this space Amanda! I look forward to following and contributing to its development! Congrats!!

    1. Thank you sweet Melanie for visiting this space! I look forward to your participation and would love to have you as a guest poster in the future - I think you have so much to offer this world! You are indeed a positive, shining star, lady! Looking forward to supporting your blog - it will be fabulous, just like you!! You.are.awesome. xo