My name is Priscilla, I’m 25 years old and I’m a certified Health Coach, with extensive training in plant-based nutrition as well as advanced detoxification. I live in Victoria BC, where I’m currently a Holistic Nutrition student. My interest in nutrition, health and fitness started 8 years ago, when I decided to follow a plant-based diet at age 17 after struggling with an eating disorder.
Though I was born and raised in a Christian family, I never really knew what having a relationship with God was until I found myself powerless and helpless, lying at a hospital bed because of severe anemia and dehydration caused by years of struggling with anorexia. That night I prayed for a miracle that was almost impossible to happen. I had messed it up, abusing myself, my body and my health for the last couple of years, but it happened.
I left the hospital with a second chance to start from zero. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here”. 2 Corinthians 5:17
So I made a promise to God that if He helped me leave the hospital that night and give me a second chance, I would do anything to change my life. And that’s how it all started. I began reading about healing the body naturally, I was already interested in health and nutrition but had no idea where to start.
I was raised in a home with really good eating habits, we rarely ate red meats, mostly fish, lots of vegetables, fruits, but of course, many junk foods here and there. Happily, everyone now is more conscious about their food choices and aware of things we used to ignore.
I became passionate about health and fitness! My life changed completely, and even though life always has ups and downs, I realized no matter what, life is beautiful. I’ve learned from my mistakes and like I always say: “There are no mistakes in life, only lessons learned”.
If you’ve been suffering from an eating disorder, I have something to tell you, life is short, life is beautiful and you are too! Don’t let it fool you and play with your mind, we can be healthy and still enjoy beautiful foods that will not just be good for our bodies, but good for our soul! Having a good diet is not enough, we need spiritual and emotional balance to be complete, so I invite you to start a new day TODAY!
My website is a place for you to learn new recipes, more about holistic nutrition and healthy alternatives to your favorite meals. My hope is that my story and my life can give you the little push we need sometimes to make the right changes and improve your quality of life. It’s not about following a diet, it’s about lifestyle choices.
My diet has changed a lot since I became vegan at the end of year 2009. After 7 years of veganism and the first 2 eating all raw, I noticed how certain communities are very dogmatic and at one point, you lose sense of what this is all about. I don’t like to call myself anything anymore just because I don’t feel the need to put a label on my diet or lifestyle.
I currently eat a wide variety of real, whole, mostly plant-based foods, and I don’t push myself into eating things I simply don’t feel like, or I know are harmful for my body, specially all processed foods. I believe in intuitive eating and learning to listen to your body’s needs.
I work with people all over the world, both in my own practice and online, helping them achieve their health goals, detoxify their bodies the natural way and learn how to successfully follow a plant-based diet. I love what I do and I feel so blessed for waking up everyday and be able to help so many with the tools God has given me.
I hope you all enjoy the blog and that I can be a little bit of inspiration for you to pursue happiness and health as I do, with healthy living tips, and delicious, super simple recipes to share!