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Kind Cures

Jessika’s Success Story!

Hi everyone – Kind Lifer Jessika McKee sent her success story to me, and I wanted to share it with all of you! Since starting The Kind Diet, Jessika has improved her health, and has been able to get off of her medication – yay!


“Hi Alicia, So I don’t really have huge news but I thought I would share my story with you anyway. I thought I was a healthy 27 year old girl. I thought I ate pretty well (minus my obsession with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups), I worked out at least 5 days a week and just took care of myself. However, for about 2 years I was having problems with my stomach. I would hurt and get bloated all the time (I mean really painful stomach aches every time I ate and bloated to the point I looked pregnant).

I went to numerous doctors and had so many tests done I can’t even remember what they were for. Their first thought was that I had Celiac’s, so I went on a gluten free diet and while that made me feel a little better that wasn’t it. Then they decided it was my thyroid. So I was put on medicine that I would have to take for the rest of my life. Again while that helped a little that still wasn’t it.

One morning I was watching The View and you were the guest. You made them your Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and like I mentioned before that I was crazy over peanut butter cups, you had my attention right there. I had considered being a vegetarian for awhile but I went out that day, bought your book, read it and made my decision to change my life forever.

At this point I have been 100% vegetarian for a little over 2 months now and almost 100% vegan. I was amazed to find that my stomach problems have just vanished. That wasn’t even the reason I chose to do this and now I have gone off my thyroid medicine and feel simply amazing. I have a whole new outlook on life, I feel and look so much better than I could have ever imagined. So basically I just wanted to thank you for turning my world around, you truly are a great person and I’m so thankful that I saw you on that show that particular morning! Thanks Alicia!”