Hello, Lovely! Glad to have you here.

This is ABOUT ME page…so, I guess I need to tell you a little about me.

So, here it goes.

My name is Elena.  And… I ate my way to health and weight loss without crazy protocols or dieting!

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.


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, in 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 not to do something about it.  (Now, don’t get me wrong, there are 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.


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.  

And the rest, as they say…is history!

On this blog, I am simply sharing recipes that my family loves, which keeps us healthy, happy and slim.

Glad to have you here!

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