About

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

elena w 2016I ate my way to health and weight loss without medications or dieting! Now I am dedicated to helping you find natural solutions to your hormone health and weight problems, by transitioning to an 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, and
  • conceived naturally in spite of being told I couldn’t do so without medication.

My name is Elena.

I am a certified Health Coach and a Trainer.  I have received special training in Women’s Health & Nutrition and Autoimmune Diseases through The Wellness Forum Institute for Health Studies.

I have spent the last 9 years of my life researching and studying health and nutrition and practicing the principles that I now teach to my clients.

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

This is my story.

Life Before Plant Based Diet

This was me many years ago when I was healthy:

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

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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 cured, 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 transitioned to a fully plant-based (vegan), whole foods diet.

In less than 3 years after that I was no longer hypothyroid, lost 50 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.

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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 and infertility.

Immediately I, and my husband, got on B12 therapy, and after only 4 weeks I conceived a beautiful baby girl. After a couple of weeks  of B12 therapy most of major tumor symptoms were gone for good too!

I talk about my healing journey in the eBook you can get when you subscribe to Vegalicious.  In the eBook you will learn about my entire healing journey, including charts, graphs and my blood work results, and how I cured hypothyroidism.

Curing Hypothyroidism with Diet eCourse

If you are suffering with hormone imbalance, including hypothyroidism, I am here to help you feel better.  You can sign up for a coaching program with me right away.

If you would like to learn more about the science of curing hypothyroidism naturally before making a big commitment, you can download “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.

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Whether you are looking to heal your hormones, cure hypothyroidism, conceive naturally, lower your cholesterol, or lose 50 lbs–my site is the only place you will need to be to achieve your health goals.

Here you will find mouth-watering recipes, downloadable ebook, health and nutrition research, detox and cleanse program, and much, much more. Look around! And, welcome to Vegalicious family!

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