I am now 36 years old and can’t remember a time when I haven’t suffered from acne since becoming a teenager and for a long time I suffered from anxiety and panic attacks too. I have tried all sorts of medications and creams from the doctor to try and get rid of the acne and I thought the anxiety and panic attacks would never go away. Both have caused me significant embarrassment and heartache throughout the years. At school I was bullied because of my acne and in my early twenties both the acne and the panic attacks regularly stopped me from leaving the house.
After giving birth to my son Drew about 3 years ago it quickly became obvious that he was allergic to dairy. His skin would look like he had a bad case of eczema and he had severe gas and could clear a room with his emissions! So I began to read up about dairy and its effects which led me onto looking into the Plant Powered way of eating. One of the fundamentals of eating this way which includes eating tons of vegetables, nuts, grains, pulses, fruits and seeds).
The one main step to sustainable and wonderful health is to juice and make smoothies to get all the wonderful benefits of the dark leafy greens.
The key to making any kind long-term and lasting change depends on your personality.
You can either:
1 - go all-in and take a big leap of faith
2 - gradually make sustainable changes day by day, week by week, month by month.
I’ve found that the key to making the right food choices every day is to add a green juice or smoothie to your morning routine. You don’t have to go the whole way to start off with - just simply a nod in the right direction is all it takes and then the rest will follow.
It doesn’t really matter what you put in your juice or smoothie as long as you incorporate dark leafy greens. My go-to greens are spinach and kale which you can buy already frozen so putting them into a smoothie is super easy, its always fresh and jam-packed full of micronutrients and phytochemical to make you feel Ah-may-zing!
If you'd like to find out more about how to juice/blend and get some free juicy recipes - I will be holding a Introduction to Juicing and Blending Workshop on the 22nd August at the Tree Room in Colchester between 2-4pm. You'll be invited to try some of the juices and smoothies that are made and get all those questions that you have about juicing and smoothies answered.
To reserve your space: send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to pronto!