Written by Kristen Daschke on March 13, 2019


It was 11 years ago.

Popping my pill everyday before breakfast, only to go to breakfast and not have a hint of an appetite, yet forcing myself to eat something because I knew it was going to be a long, challenging day of school at the university.

I was not new to this. I was on a different med in my earlier years of high school.
I was diagnosed with ADD & ADHD my sophomore year.

This new med was something else.
Body’s amped, mind is focused, like a massive adrenaline rush, but something wasn’t quite right.

My diet didn’t change a whole lot from what I was eating in high school: drinks and “food” chalked-full of artificial dyes, stuff that I was putting in my mouth that wasn’t actually ‘feeding’ my body what it needed.

Winter break came and went, and I gave up the pills.

Back to the university for second semester of my freshmen year…
I said ‘no more pills.’
I had my appetite back.
I felt somewhat normal again.

Sometime soon after, my energy was shot. I had no desire to do anything, even though I really wanted to get out of bed and go to class. I wanted to learn so I could be better.

God took me on a different journey after that.

I finally got the energy to the campus clinic, hoping to find out what was going on with my body.
After 8 weeks of going in for blood testing, they gave up — they could not find a cause of why I was feeling like I did.

I continued to live my life the best I could, getting back to the gym more, eating less-processed, REAL food, drinking MORE water… discovered how good my body felt after getting massages.

I continually got better.

This was the journey God pointed me towards.

My life since 11 years ago has been a journey of learning about natural wellness and about my body. I have grown tremendously, and I hope to inspire and empower others.

“Let food be thy medicine.” – Hippocrates


A post from January 14, 2019