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My Story

When I was 16, I started working in a local clinic in Russia. I worked in a statistics department for 5 years, all throughout studying at the University. Every evening I would find a pile of papers on my desk: that was data on patients that came to the clinic on that particular day. The information included diagnoses of those people. My job was to enter the data in the system. With each paper that I touched, my heart cried. Cancer, kidney failure, pneumonia, endometriosis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis… The list would go on and on. And I would ask the Universe: why people are so sick?

At that time I myself struggled with Rheumatoid arthritis but I wasn’t diagnosed until the age of 24. Along with it, I developed gastritis, headaches, depression, I had symptoms of cold and flu. 

I was on painkillers and later on cancer medications and steroids. I knew firsthand what constant physical pain felt like. What desperation felt like. So I could relate to those people.

On my breaks, I read every medical encyclopedia I could find in that clinic. I tried to figure out what was going on. 

My grandmother was a nurse and I asked her a lot of questions. One of them was why? And that one she especially disliked. Because she didn’t have any answers to the questions of the root causes of those debilitating diseases. 

At one point I wanted to become a doctor to help people. 

While my grandma was teaching me medications and diagnoses, my grandfather, who was an herbalist, would take me to a pristine pine forest in Belarus. We walked for hours together. He was teaching me his herbal wisdom while foraging plants. He was the main male figure in my life and loved me dearly. He taught me how to identify plants and how to dry herbs. He passed me the wisdom of his ancestors and I absorbed it all.

So I knew both worlds: the standard medical system and the magic of the plant world.

I needed to learn both in order to to set on a path to find out if there was any possibility to heal. 

I went to travel and saw it everywhere I would go: people suffered. 

At 27 I came to the USA and continued my search for the truth. By that time I was already diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis and had been told by a doctor that I would be in a wheelchair by the age of 30 and wouldn’t be able to become a mother. The moment I heard it, I was determined to never let it happen.

In 2013 I was introduced to juicing. I bought a fountain juicer and started my days with a daily green juice of celery, apple, cucumber, and kale. The same day that I started juicing, I quit taking any medications. I knew I would succeed with juicing, I believed in the power of juices so much! In a month I felt much better on juices but my symptoms didn’t disappear. I was totally oblivious as to what I ate. And deep in my heart I already had a feeling that my food habits would be the next thing to change. 

In 2015 I was expecting my son and still had Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. I ate a standard American diet and during my pregnancy didn’t juice much. I felt a lot of pain in my joints during that time, and of course, I continued to be off medications. 

The early morning my son came to life, I had a major spiritual experience and I chose to live as a vegan. To my great surprise, within a month I had no pain in my joints, within one more month I lost all the pregnancy and pre-pregnancy extra weight that I had. I felt more energy. I had more clarity in my mind. I started feeling young and alive again. It became my mission since then to continue my healing. 

After 2 years of being a vegan I had a strong call to go raw. I remember coming home with my son from farmer’s market. We got a lot of beautiful colorful vegetables. I turned on my stove, put a pot on and started pan searing them. In a matter of couple of minutes, the vibrant colors started changing. They faded dramatically, and all of a sudden I felt that the life force had been taken away from them together with their color. How could I destroy these gifts of summer to us? Why would I do that? That moment I went raw.

But this was just another step in the healing. I came across the book of Markus Rothkranz “Heal yourself 101” and it inspired me to do my first 30 days juice fast at the end of 2018. I felt so amazing on the juice fast, that I had hard time believing it! 

I felt so inspired to share it with people! I tried telling anyone I knew about juice fasting and how it makes a person feel. I met a lot of misunderstanding but I continued to share this message. In the summer of 2019 I found John Rose’s YouTube channel and his teachings sounded true to me. 

“Go the distance” - that’s what I kept telling myself. It was not until I found Nathan Von Dutch channel that I really took an action on this thought. Nathan’s honest and authentic way of sharing this message deeply touched me. The way he documented everything what was going on with him on a solid food vacation was so powerful. So powerful, in fact, that it took me only two days to take an action. I came across his channel on September 6 2019, binged watched his videos, and on September 8 I started my own long juice fast.

The same moment I started it, I felt an intense inspiration to share the message of the power of juice fast and raw foods with others. I cared for my son and worked two jobs at that time. It was hard for me to find time to create videos. And it didn’t stop me. The message to share was stronger than temporary discomfort. I persevered. And I went 115 days on juices only, successfully removing the mucoid plaque in the process. I also cleared out a lot of mental and emotional baggage that I carried around.

In April-May 2020 I did another juice fast. In those 52 days I worked out even more mental things and cleansed my body furthermore. 

Today, I feel younger and healthier than ever in my life. I feel energy and life flowing freely in my body. I went through a transformation from a completely sick person to a person who enjoys vibrant health. I am eternally thankful that this transformation happened with me. And I feel it is my mission to keep sharing this message with others. 

I help people with juice fasting, adding juices to their regular diets, transitioning from SAD to vegan or raw vegan. I pay special attention on holistic approach to the art of healing. We not only improve greatly the way we eat in the process. We access all levels of our being and inhales our lives in all three levels: body, spirit and mind. 

My approach to those processes are compassion and understanding of an individual human being at any step of the way. Changing habits takes time and effort and without support, it can be even more challenging. Whether you need a small consultation, long term guidance or an inspiration to do it on your own, I am here to assist you in helping yourself. Together we can do it!

Specialties

Digestive Wellness

Food Allergies & Sensitivities

Healthy Cooking & Meal Planning

Diets & Detoxing

Elimination Diets

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