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So I was born in Perth, Western Australia, and at 3 years old moved to Alice Springs. Majority of my upbringing was in Alice Springs, which is right in the center of Australia, called Outback Australia. I absolutely loved it because I was surrounded by nature and it was so beautiful, the stars at night were so bright! Most weekends my family went camping out in the bush, swam in waterholes and walked around barefoot. From a young age we were taken on school excursions and learned a lot from the indigenous people on how to survive in nature and how to find water and bush tucker (food). I was fascinated how the indigenous people took from the Earth to support their existence, and then gave back to the Earth, living in a very harmonious healthy way. I noticed that the indigenous people were never overweight and the cancer rate was 0%. I remember as a child comparing the choices of the indigenous people to my grandfather’s who ate a lot of processed food, and knew that there are consequences to how we treat our bodies. Sadly my grandfather passed away of cancer when I was 12 years old.
My family also lived in Arno Bay South Australia for 4 years where I attended Cleve Area School. This was another small country town, where we lived by the beach.
I finished school in Alice Springs at Charles Darwin University and took home the “Liana Nappi Award” for the Arts, and the “Business and Community Award.”
After that I moved to Brisbane City to continue my studies in Film & Television. It was here that I started to indulge in a fast-passed junk food lifestyle. This soon became a 5-year vicious binge eating cycle, addicted to sugar. I share this story more in depth in my books. When I was in the Miss Earth Australia beauty pageant and remember being so nervous that I would binge eat on gummy bears right before going on stage. I would also sabotage auditions, and whenever I felt anxious or depressed I would eat junk foods which as you know only gives us relief for a couple minutes, but then we are left with the consequences of those choices. I was in a few films, which I enjoyed, but I was soon to find my greatest passion in life.
MY ROCK BOTTOM POINT WAS MY WAKE UP CALL
After 5 years of eating copious amounts of junk foods and processed foods I ended up in hospital, with a lump bulging out of my neck. The doctor ran some blood tests and did a biopsy. Results came back, and I had a few doctors explain to me the results. One doctor told me I had a pre-cancerous tumor the size of a golf ball, another doctor said I had stage 1 cancer, and another doctor said I had stage 0. I was confused as to how I could get different diagnosis depending on the doctors. One docotor had told me I could have surgery and remove it; another said to leave it and see what happens if it would get worse or get better and if it got worse to consider chemo and raditation. At this point, I was convinced something wasn’t right, that I had this golf ball size lump in my throat and that it shouldn’t be there.
WHAT I CONSIDERED
MY ROCK BOTTOM POINT
- I was just 21 years old
- I had eaten poorly for 5 years
- Addicted to junk foods
- Disorderly eating (terrible relationship with food)
- Golfball size tumor in my throat
- Diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue
- Epstein Barr Virus
- Felt Toxic
- Bloated, sluggish digestive system
- Not living a fulfilling life at all
I felt toxic and knew it was time to change my eating habits. I had a visualization of me eating wholesome food sand juicing, and the tumor was dissolving into my body and then leaving my body. And this is what happened after three months of juicing, eating wholesome foods, and natural treatments including a colonic almost every day for two months. I know colonics aren’t for everyone, but it certainly worked for me and helped to remove a lot of blockages and much from my digestive system. My specific protocol is written about in my book. In 3 months after the tumor was gone, I regularly go for blood work, and I am healthier than ever. The last blood work I had done was in 2016 showed that I was healthy in all ways possible.
IT ALL STARTED WITH MY BLOG
I had confidence from my upbringing that anything can be healed, or at the very least improved with natural alternatives, ancient healing techniques and proper nutrition. So I left the hospital and politely declined conventional treatments such as surgery, chemo or radiation. These days they will offer you surgery for tumors that aren’t even cancer, as we have to understand it’s a business that they are trying to upkeep. I am not against conventional treatments and I have seen them work for other people, I just knew my body was already so weak and tired, it didn’t want more x-rays, surgeries, poking and prodding. I knew I had to heal properly once and for all.
So I left the hospital and gave myself a new challenge, to eat only foods straight from nature for 365 days. I started a blog because I knew that would hold myself accountable, and that if I had readers they could help hold me accountable.
#1 BEST-SELLING BOOKS
My bog ended up turning into 2 published books, “The Earth Diet” published in 2014 (Hay House Publishing), and “10-Minute Recipes” with the foreword written by Mark Hyman M.D in 2016. They both became #1 in multiple categories on Amazon in eight different countries including USA, Australia, UK, NZ and Canada for “Cooking Food and Wine”, “Healthy”, “Heath Fitness & Dieting” and “Quick & Easy”.
MY PURPOSE AND PASSION:
This website was created to assist you in living your healthiest life possible in this lifetime. The goal is to be consistently healthy for your entire life, and to nourish your body properly every single day so you can feel good on the inside, and when we are truly healthy on the inside, the outside will reflect that. I spent way too many years suffering, and I am done with that, I live more fulfilled than I ever have, and each of us deserve that!
Nothing is more fulfilling to me than being a Health & Nutrition Coach for patients, speaking and doing book tours to spread the word about The Earth Diet and how it is the breathrough to living the health of our dreams!
Some people are skeptical, or have tried “everything” but nothing has worked so I ask:
HAVE YOU TRIED DRINKING FRESH VEGETABLE JUICE EVERYDAY?
EVERYDAY FOR 12 MONTHS?
It’s the fastest way for us to get high does of nutrition into our body, into our cells and bloodstream. There is no other way for us to get this nutrition into your body at instant cellular nutrition (other than an IV injection which is expensive and not as natural as juicing vegetables). You’ve simply got to try this to experience the benefits. Even days you don’t “feel” like it, make it your non-negotiable to drink juice every single day.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN EATING CLEAN AND NOURISHING YOUR BODY?
It takes time! Some people get frustrated, but true transformation takes years. It can take years to shed your old self so that you look back at your past and are like, “Wow I am unrecognizable to my old self, how I used to think and act, and what I used to eat has completely shifted!” Miracles happen everyday, and healing happens in any moment, and it might take 1,000 miracles to completely transform how you feel and look, but it does happen.
HAVE YOUR TRIED CUTTING THE THINGS THAT ARE HARD FOR THE BODY TO DIGEST AND DRAIN ENERGY?
These are what I call the “4 usual suspects”, gluten, dairy, refined sugars, and genetially modified organisms.
HAVE YOU TRIED UPGRADES TO ALL YOUR FAVORITE “JUNK FOODS”?
There is a natural upgrade for all of your favorite foods. For example cheesecake made with cashews? Chicken nuggets crumbed with turmeric and almond flour instead of glutinous breadcrumbs?
ARE YOU LIVING A 100% EARTH DIET LIFESTYLE?
It’s about being committed to living as natural as possible in this modern world, and it includes not just what goes into our body, but also what we put on the skin, and use around the home. All these chemicals build up as toxins in the body which weaken the immune system and make the body gain weight.
When I was addicted to junk foods I was so depressed and I gave up.
I THOUGHT, “I AM GOING TO BE LIKE THIS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I JUST HAVE TO ACCEPT IT.”
THIS IS SO SAD! WE DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT THAT WE HAVE TO STRUGGLED AND SUFFER WITH
ADDICTION / OVEREATING / IMPUSIVE EATING / BINGE EATING / EMOTIONAL EATING / AN EATING DISORDER
FOR OUR ENTIRE LIFE.
WE KNOW THAT IT’S SOMETHING OUR SOUL WANTS TO
LIVING IN THE U.S.A.
During my blog in 2010 I moved to the USA as I knew that my mission was to be in this country and help people with their health. I am now based in NYC and am always traveling, teaching, speaking and doing book-signing events. I work once a week as the Health & Nutrition Coach at Complete Wellness NYC. Come in and visit me for an Eating Plan!
Perhaps we will bump into each other at a healthy food place! I love to eat at Hu Kitchen, Candle Café, Wholefoods and get juice from Juice Press!
Life is too short for us to struggle and suffer with the same health issue over and over again, we are designed to have desires to heal and transform, and thrive in life. I do believe anything is possible, I’ve seen people transform their situations from cancer, to eating disorders. I don’t care how controversial that is, I’ve seen it, I’ve experienced it and I know it’s possible! So whatever you may be struggling with, you are in the right place to completely recover from it. We are not meant to suffer, we are meant to live with joy every single day. That’s what is possible and available to us.
Looking forward to hearing from you, possibly working with you and connecting on social media. There is nothing more fulfilling to me than to see you heal and transform your health. We are in this together, it’s team work!