Category: Food Journey

My Standard Process Detox Debacle

I’m not going to finish the 3-part series I initially planned on the Standard Process 21-day detox. I had to stop the detox a few days early due to severe constipation. I am entirely convinced that the program’s high-fiber shakes caused a dramatic slowdown in my bowel movements from the very first day. (Yes, I drank enough water.) Despite the pelvic and abdominal pain I started having halfway through, I stubbornly insisted on following the program strictly until my husband forced me to stop the shakes in the third week. My conclusion from this unpleasant experience is that everyday detox using real food is superior to extreme and intense short bouts of detox. Read more

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How Weston A. Price Changed My Diet and My World

I haven’t updated about my diet in a long time. Truthfully, I’ve had a few life- and health-altering events since last spring, and it’s been a lot to process. As of the beginning of this year, I am a follower of Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) dietary principles. What does that mean? In a nutshell: I eat real food. Traditional, nutrient-dense foods that heal and protect rather than deplete and destroy.  Read more


Conflicted about Veganism

This public confession by 13-year vegan and health coach Alexandra Jamieson has captivated my attention for the last couple days. I had been following her for a few weeks after listening to one of Kris Carr‘s telejams in which Jamieson was introduced as “the Cravings Whisperer.” While I’m surprised by her announcement that she is no longer vegan, I’m more astonished by the hundreds of comments, some of them vicious attacks by vegans who feel betrayed and disappointed.  Read more

BluePrint Juice Excavation Cleanse

“Drop Acid, Go Alkaline” – BluePrint Cleanse Review: Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of my review, I discuss why I decided to do a juice cleanse, the pros and cons of BluePrint Cleanse, and my experience testing the limits of their customer service. The verdict is in: BluePrint Cleanse is a good baseline experience for beginners. But how exactly did the juices change my health?   Read more

BluePrint Juice Excavation Cleanse

“We Think, You Drink” – BluePrint Cleanse Review: Part 1 of 2

As I have shared, I did my first juice cleanse in October 2012. It was revolutionary for my health, and as a result I did two more juice cleanses in November 2012 and January 2013. All three times, I ordered my juices from BluePrint Cleanse and did the three-day Excavation. Read more

Inaugural Post

My name is Chanlee. I’m going to be blogging about my ongoing efforts in making a permanent lifestyle change after being forced to retire from my job as a government lawyer due to disability. Since my health issues began, I’ve been learning a lot about the importance of diet and mindset in overall well-being. Read more