I just finished reading your book, and WOW!!!!! AMAZING!!!!! By reading your book, I figured out that I have been flirting for about 9 years ( I love that~ FLIRTING) I am a 49 year old Momma of 4.. daughter 29, son 27, son 24 and daughter 22.. I live in Southern California in a small town called Palm Desert... 15 minutes from Palm Springs, Ca.
9 years ago I was diagnosed with an esophagus and stomach disease called Alchlasia.. Narrowing of the esophagus. Long story short, I had my esophagus REMOVED , along with most of my stomach, I only have an 1/8 of a stomach left. Anywho... My RECOVERY was LONG and very difficult. Since then I have found that whenever I would EAT MEAT, Chicken, Pork, even Turkey I would ALWAYS get very Sick, I mean Throw~up kinda sick.. Then I would be Okay... This has gone on for 9 years now......through these past 9 years, I have BEEN SICK A lot with colds, flu, and for the past 2 years, I have really been ILL! Hair falling out by the HAND FULLS, Extreme dark Circles under my eyes and severe exhaustion.. and the worst was I had severe AMEMIA ( which I was not aware of) Somewhere along the way after I had my MAJOR Esophagus/stomach surgery ( In 2003) I had been depleting ALL MY NUTRIENTS. I NO LONGER had a STOMACH/GUT and THAT is where are Vitamins and Nutrients are ABSORBED. I HAD NO IDEA that , that was happening to my body and my health! I was so anemic, that my blood looked orange. I was admitted to the hospital November 30, 2012 and finally released home on December 14, 2012. I was SO Nutritionally Depleted... I was slowly dying... They said had my Iron dropped any lower, that I would have died. So.....
I received 2 transfusions, many iron infusions during my very long hospital stay. Since My last Blood work in Feb, My Vitamins, Iron , all my numbers are Up, up, up! They said that it will take about 6 months to a year for me to get to my true HEALTHY SELF, and full recovery. But even better...
I found out that I NO longer have the enzymes that are used in aiding the digestion of any MEAT/chicken/ETC.. Thus explains why after I would EAT.. I was Violently SICK...
So, One night about 2 weeks ago I bought your book and read it all in one sitting, It was so good that I could not put it down. I want to BE YOU when I grow up!! LOLOL!!!! I am READY for SUPERHERO STATUS!!!!!! I am Still playing with Foods that are new to me like quinoa, and a whole new world of grains and beans that I have never even tried before. I am trying to Break away from MY FAVORITE FOOD of all GREEK Yogurt. I have a feeling that It will take some time for me to give that one up! But for the 2 past weeks I have gone TOTALLY VEGAN and I FEEL SO GOOD!!!!!! i am still in recovery mode, I know that and I am learning to be kind to myself as well. But What a joy it is to NOT eat meat and feel so deathly ill afterwards!
THANK YOU again for writing this book!!!! YOU have helped SAVE my life and for that I am eternally grateful! It's funny..... I have seen every movie you have been in and ALWAYS adored you! I remember when I took my daughter to go see you in CLUELESS.. As IF!!!!! LOL! This movie became a Movie we ended up buying
and it became a GIRLS SLEEPOVER, Feel Good, Belly laugh , watch it over , and over again kind of movie! Now just look at you, married, a new Mommy, and an author! You my friend are AMAZING!!!!!
I will forever be in the "KIND" MODE, Community and LIFE!!!!
Alicia, keep up the GREAT WORK!! We need you!!! Keep rocking the positive and sporting your Happy!
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