Hello, Lovely!

If you are looking for natural ways to heal your body and lose extra weight for good, you are in the right place!

elena-2016I ate my way to health and weight loss without medications or dieting! Now I am dedicated to helping you find natural solutions to health and weight problems, by transitioning to a common sense, easy to follow, no-nonsense, whole foods, plant based diet.

I am about to tell you how I:

  • reversed hypothyroidism naturally
  • lost weight without counting calories
  • cured pituitary adenoma (tumor) , and
  • conceived naturally in spite of being told I could not.

My name is Elena, aka VEGALICOUS.

I am a certified Fitness Instructor, Personal Fitness Trainer and a Lifestyle Coach.

I have spent the last 9 years of my life researching and studying health and nutrition and practicing the principles that I now teach in my program, Body by Plants.

I am fortunate to be mentored by one of the most amazing and well respected authority figures in the field of health and nutrition, Dr. Pamela Popper, PhD, a naturopath, an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health, and the Executive Director of The Wellness Forum.

I am currently attending The Wellness Forum Institute for Health Studies. 

Life Before Plant Based Diet

This was me many years ago when I was healthy:


And this is me after things went awry with my health, and after I fixed my health with a plant based diet.


How I Beat the Odds

Several years ago I was suffering from numerous ailments and sought professional help, but went undiagnosed for years, despite numerous specialists I had seen.  It took years, but finally, January of 2008, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which came a myriad of health issues, such as:

  • sluggish metabolism
  • hormone imbalance
  • weight gain
  • amenorrhea
  • infertility
  • brittle nails
  • thinning hair
  • depression
  • pain and stiffness in knees joints, resulted in anterior knee condition in both knees (a very painful condition)
  • skin dryness and other problems
  • sensitivity to clothing around the neck (I could not tolerate anything touching it)
  • fatigue
  • foggy memory

I was told that hypothyroidism cannot be reversed, but only controlled with medication.

I refused to believe it, and refused medication.  (Now, don’t get me wrong, there are some people who might need medication to feel better, and everyone should consult their physicians about their health and medical decisions, but this is my personal story.)

I decided that if I got myself into this (health) trouble, I should find out how I can reverse it and undo the damages.

After a year of research, I changed to a fully plant-based (vegan–we don’t eat ANY animal foods), whole foods, high raw diet “cold turkey”.

In less than 3 years after that I was no longer hypothyroid, lost weight (extra 40 lbs) and all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism and now enjoy perfect health and live to the fullest.

Here is a snapshot of my thyroid health progress.


Infertility Treatment

I was also diagnosed with a pituitary gland tumor (adenoma), which causes horrible hormonal issues and prevented me from conceiving. I even tried medication to achieve pregnancy, but it did not help.

After four years of being unable to conceive, I came across a couple of studies that showed a link between B12 deficiency (mine started before my vegan days) and infertility.

Immediately I, and my husband, got on B12 injection therapy, which cost us only pennies compared to expensive medical fertility treatments.

After only 4 weeks of B12 therapy I conceived a beautiful baby girl and a couple of weeks later all of the tumor symptoms were gone for good!

I talk about my entire process in the ebook you can download instantly, absolutely free!

Get My Health Journey eBook for FREE

To learn more about my healing process, and the research that let me to making the decision to change my diet and lifestyle,  get my ebook–it is FREE!

You will read about my entire healing journey, including charts, graphs and my blood work results, and the story about how I reversed hypothyroidism.

Curing Hypothyroidism with Diet eCourse

If you would like to learn specifically how you can cure hypothyroidism with diet, get “Curing Hypothyroidism with” eCourse.

In the eCourse I discuss:

▪ whether it is possible to cure hypothyroidism
▪ what science is saying about diet and thyroid health
▪ which diet is best for preventing and curing hypothyroidism
▪ what to do to achieve optimal thyroid health
▪ whether you can live medication free if you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism
▪ what to do if you were diagnosed with Hashimoto thyroiditis, and
▪ which foods to avoid to improve thyroid health, to avoid developing hypothyroidism or aggravating and existing case of hypothyroidism.

If you, or your loved one, is struggling with thyroid disease, you will want to have this eCourse!



Need Help but Not Sure Where to Start?

I spent thousands of dollars and years searching for the answer to my health problems. I wish I had someone like me to show the way.

While I did not, I kept all of my research and compiled my methods, which I now teach to others, so they can save the heartache AND the money, by doing things right the first time.

I created a very special 30-Day online program–BODY BY PLANTS–to help people transition to the same lifestyle that saved my life.

My program attracts people from all backgrounds and with different health and weight loss goals, who successfully use it to replicate my success.

In addition I offer one-on-one lifestyle coaching with a personalized approach.

I teach people about natural ways to heal their bodies, how to do healthy right, and how to lose weight permanently. 

You can sign up for either option immediatley, or contact me for more information!

I also created several mouth-watering ebooks filled with vegan recipes, vegan meal planners and even detox (cleanse) programs to help you jump start your health journey. You can find all of them in my online Vegalicious store.

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