Hey, how ya doin? I’m Cherie – wife for over 30 years, proud mom of four beautiful young adults, and the creator of this site.
Ya know, it’s truly a wonder I arrived at this point, seeing as most of my earlier life, I was the JUNKIEST of junk food eaters.
And I don’t mean the occasional chips, soda and candy here and there – unuhhh honey, that shit was pretty much all I ate.
But little did I know, all of that was about to change.
Back in 1999, my husband started losing weight at an alarming rate. He also began experiencing anxiety (which he never had before) and other symptoms. It was so bad, some of his family members had the AUDACITY to ask him if he was on crack.
*insert HUGE eye roll*
He ended up being diagnosed with Grave’s disease (hyperthyroidism) and that’s when our journey to wellness began… well, his anyway.
I wanted NO parts of it because I was very comfortable eating the way we had been.
But after learning more about the connection between my dietary choices and my (then) poor bowel health, chronic candida outbreaks, headaches, and horrible skin, I decided to stop being stubborn and begin (gradually) making changes in my own diet.
We started by swapping out some of the foods we ate with healthier alternatives. Then we explored vegetarianism, inched our way up to vegan, and eventually (the pièce de résistance)… raw vegan where we ate minimal-to-no cooked food.
And no, we’re not raw vegan anymore, but that’s another conversation for another time.
Another major motivation for me was seeing my mother, grandmother and aunts suffering many of the same diseases as one another and realizing there was a pattern I did NOT want to be part of.
So What’s Get Healthy Clean And Lean (GHCL) About?
“Improve your health one day… one step… one bite at a time”
I came up with that concept because, throughout my journey of wanting to be healthy yet BALANCED, I’ve come to realize there is just too much conflicting information out there… OMG!
But, despite all the varying opinions & theories by the “experts”, one thing I think they can agree on is…
Your body needs proper nutrition & balance in order to function at peak performance
Therefore, this site is all about helping you get on the path to better health & wellness, starting at some very bare bones basics and WITHOUT preaching any one particular way of eating as being “the only way”.
As a (former) raw fooder and certified Raw Food Chef, I helped a lot of people get healthier and lose weight, including my daughter who suffered with severe eczema until we made dietary changes.
However, the raw food diet is definitely not for everyone and can be a bit extreme. This especially being the case if your body isn’t accustomed to eating healthfully. Jumping head first into it could shock your system something awful.
Not only that, but if you’re not careful, you can set yourself up for some serious nutrient deficiencies.
If healthy eating is somewhat new to you, start with something balanced and not too restrictive. You’ll also need to ease into things, which is what GHCL is here to help you do.
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