I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I came to Canada in 2007 and thats when my health journey started. Towards the last year of university I was highly stressed, barely sleeping (like any student!) and suffering from severe heartburn. It seemed like such a simple thing. Yet it restricted my meal times, socializing events and at its worst it was extremely painful. It felt like a cat was clawing from within. I went to the doctor and she told me the only way to deal with heartburn was by taking an $80 medication every month for the rest of my life. That was the last drop.
I refused to believe that was the only way
What could I possibly be doing wrong? What is my body trying to tell me? I was feeling helpless, hopeless and desperate. So I started reading everything I could about heartburn, stomach acidity, juicing, veganism, macrobiotics, body ph, alkaline foods and a lot more. It took a couple of years for my stomach to heal and a lot of trial and errors to see what worked for me. It's amazing how little we know about our health and bodies. We're taught to go to the doctors when we're not feeling well as opposed to listening our bodies. When did we lose that connection to ourselves?! Soon, it became my mission to educate and empower others.
I believe in balance. In our bodies' unique biochemistry. One man's poison is another man's treasure. No two people are the same. It's not about restrictions, counting calories or following the latest trends. It's about finding what works for you. Being healthy doesn't have to be a struggle!