Welcome to My Non-Toxic Life. I’m Lauren. Nice to meet you. I wish I could offer you a glass of wine and we could sit down and chat and I could tell you all I’ve learned. But that’s a lot of drinking with a lot of strangers so this will have to do.
This blog documents my journey from questioning our corrupt food system to reversing my heart disease. When I started this blog about four years ago I was mostly a vegetarian. I thought I was eating healthy. Sadly I was not. Some of the earliest posts make reference to meat eating. I have left them since this has been an evolution. Maybe it’s the beginning of yours too.
My questions began when I went to Italy. I decided that instead of restraining myself as I usually do around food, I was going to eat and drink with abandon. I came home five pounds lighter. The next summer I went to Paris. I ate, drank and enjoyed everything. I returned home five pounds lighter. Why?
Their food is different. It is fresh. It is real. It does not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or food like substances that come from lab made experiments. For the first time in a long time my body recognized what I was eating and knew how to process it.
I started digging deeper into our food system. I was mortified. Not only had I been poisoning myself and my husband, but I had been poisoning my children!
Then in 2015 I found out that I was at risk of having a heart attack. I decided instead of taking a statin (a cholesterol lowering medication) I would do the Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease program. It is a plant-based, very low-fat diet. It worked! Read my story here and see my real before and after a plant-based diet test results
The United States of America is one of the sickest, fattest nations with the highest health care costs. Big food and agriculture companies along with the FDA have failed us by making us believe what we are eating is safe and healthy. It is not. We must take control of what we put into our bodies.