I’ve been growing more clear headed with time thanks to my plant-based lifestyle. And lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what it is that I really enjoy in life. What do I love? What do I love to do?
Aside from everyone’s answer of family and friends (and this may sound silly to some of you) I really love being in nature, just being, and hunting for gems and crystals outside and inside (especially at the Serenity Shop in Portland). Crystals represent the beauty and symmetry of nature and God just as much as flowers and leaves or a renaissance church spire – but unlike flowers they last all year round and bring natural beauty into our lives.
Lately I’ve been collecting chunks of fluorite in hopes of decorating my bedroom around that theme. The texture and color of fluorite feels deeply healing to me. I like the type of fluorite that is the color of a summer sky, very blue and clear.
As some of you know I also love creating soaps that represent these same textures/crystalline structures, soaps that are earthy, muddy and gently abrasive and yet creamy with the intoxicating perfumes of nature. (Hence my Volcano Soaps at www.lavalovebend.com that we now sell worldwide thanks to Amazon fulfillment and Whole Foods). I’m kind of a no-nonsense not-very-airy-fairy kinda person in real life but soaps and gems are where the Oregon hippie comes out in me.
And of course, Passion No. 3, my main jam, is sharing the plant based lifestyle and the miracle of healing, detoxification and vibrancy/bliss that comes with truly making that transition according to the principles of Natural Hygiene. It’s what I learned during my long stays at True North Health in Santa Rosa to heal Lyme 10 years ago and the diet I have shared as a certified nutritionist before and throughout my Lava Love adventures .
And even though I’ve veered off course at times it’s the same diet that’s has brought the greatest healing to my body . A truly health-promoting plant based diet with the correct macros for healing works when nothing else does. And for me it works much better than “comfort” foods found in other high fat non-health promoting dietary protocols.
Despite what your doctor might tell you, diet is just about everything when it comes to health. Without the dietary piece in place there is no amount of community, meditating, 12-stepping or church-going that will fully heal your body.
In fact, diet creates or disrupts our health, mental clarity and sense of well-being. Until you experience what it is to pass through detox and build the microbiome on a health-promoting plant based diet – and that really is what all the fuss is about – it’s a hard physical phenomenon to explain. We don’t know what we’ve never experienced so many of us never experience what it’s like to be a vibrant human. Instead we stay stuck in this deadly mass addiction called the Standard American Diet or the poorly executed vegan or keto-esque diet.
In my view the vibrational change we experience as we clear out the gunk (fungus and bacteria and a whole bunch of other slime and debris, etc) is similar to those crystals I love so much. Everything in the body seems to fall into place and becomes beautifully symmetrical in the way God intended for us humans. (Woo woo for some of you, I know). Again, just my experience – though I hear other friends who have been on this path a long time describe something similar in that they are free of pain, have more energy and are enjoying emotional balance / joy a lot more than they used to. And one thing I notice about plant-based doctors and practitioners is that they sure seem fast on their feet intellectually.
I’m not sure I’m fully “there” yet with a history of neurological Lyme – but it’s one of the things about this lifestyle that keeps me in it. Put simply: People who eat this way (not a conventional vegan diet but more of the True North Health in Santa Rosa version of plant based) seem really lean, healthy and mentally quick. Who doesn’t want that?
I believe part of the reason is that the low fat plant based heals the microbiome, which in turn heals the serotonin system and straightens out our brains – and the outcome is a mental shift toward happiness and clear headedness. A well constructed plant-based diet also unclogs the heart and brain valves, reverses cancer in many people and allows us to shed pounds. We see cholesterol drop and Type 2 diabetes reverse rather quickly. (See my testimonials at www.elisabethdunhamhealth.com). That makes plant-based eating one-stop shopping for folks suffering from most of our modern plagues: MS, Lyme, lupus, RA, IBD, Chrohn’s and colitis. You name it. It works when you work it.
I watched people heal just about every kind of horrible malady at True North and I’ve experienced the miracles myself and seen it work in scores of clients since I started as a certified nutrition counselor in 2011. And at times, through my own carelessness or feeling I could cheat just a little bit I’ve turned my back on the precise elements that make this diet work. Always to my own detriment. So these days I try to stick with what works.
I always tell people that my stay at True North Health in Santa Rosa several years ago gave me the gift of self healing through a truly health promoting diet that anyone can do at home. Even people with Lyme can find massive benefits if they are willing to set aside everything we think about health and open our mind to new (yet very ancient) concepts. That’s not easy in a world filled with other suffering Lyme patients attempting keto and primal diets at the urging of their naturopaths. We get sicker and sicker over time when these dietary bandaids fail us.
We are not all that different. What is different is our ability to detox. Mine is very poor. Others have excellent systems despite years of abuse. But I got there anyway and so can you!
I created Lava Love spa products and our line of CBD oils to share the non dietary products that helped me heal from chronic Lyme. At times it’s difficult for me to ship my oils to people suffering with chronic ailments that I know could be fixed within weeks on a health-promoting plant based diet (not just any plant based diet). So I try to throw in a note about checking out Forks Over Knives or the True North website when people reach out to me for hemp products and share their health problems.
That’s because nothing healed me as much as my diet. I am fully in love with my diet and my mind and body on this diet. It gave me everything I have today, from my business, to my family and friends. It gave me a new life and helped me to shed the old scab of a life I used to have.
Again, it’s hard to explain without experiencing it. So I hope to keep spreading the word and helping others to experience this miracle. Yes, Lava Love clays will help bring down heavy metal loads in the body. Lava Love CBD will help you get through the inevitable detox required to rebuild yourself from the inside out. But nothing is as powerful as just doing it!
But do it with help and care so you have the right macro-nutrient ratio and you are not forgetting something crucial as we’ve seen with so many of the failed vegans. (For years I watched their videos thinking “Oh god, don’t do it! You are gonna give yourself SIBO!” And sure enough…. Not a single one of them was eating the True North diet I can tell you that. I wish some of them could have gone there and and learned how to eat a health-promoting plant based diet before they dove into the fish and steak. But maybe someday one of them will! Rawvanna give me a call!)
In the meantime you don’t have to make the same mistakes. There is a way out that does not involve eating foods that ultimately hurt us. It works when nothing else does. It works when the raw food diet has failed. It works when the keto diet has failed and it works when the godforsaken carnivore diet fails as it inevitably will. It works for junk food vegans and all of the ill and obese omnivores. It works because it’s what we are meant to eat.
If you’ve struggled on your vegan diet, given up on it, dreamed of it, please send us a text or PM. Visit www.elisabethdunhamhealth.com to learn more. You don’t have to suffer with candida, bad bacteria, SIBO and parasites on this diet. In fact it can and will heal those issues with the right equation. My passion is health. And today I’m deeply grateful that I have people helping me make my soaps and someone else shipping my CBD so I get to work directly with more clients.
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