“Charlotte's approach to wellness is practical, flexible, honest, non-judgmental and infectiously optimistic. Those who know her appreciate not only her wealth of knowledge but her passion, sense of humor and humble attitude, all of which permeate her writing. Most books about nutrition leave readers with a feeling of anxiety about whether they will be able to remember and integrate a new set of "rules". Not this book. Readers will come away with a sense of empowerment and a deeper understanding of their role as stewards of their own health. Her book will become required reading for all of my patients!”
–Ginger Savely, DNP, Author of Morgellons: The Legitimization of a Disease
"An incredible guide to eating and living a vital life by someone who has been through a remarkable healing journey herself. Charlotte is an exceptional teacher and trainer, as well as a grounded, make-sense herbalist and nutritional consultant. And her herbs include heart, humor and chutzpah!"
-- Shri Estes, Licensed Psychotherapist
"The inspiring story of how a woman brought herself back to life after feeling like the walking dead.... A must read for anyone struggling with their health."
-- Amy Charnay, MS, CNS
"Sharp, incisive, and unapologetic, Charlotte Kikel is unlike any nutritionist you’ve ever met. This book is written for the novice student as well as the proficient teacher. Make no mistake; if you open this book, you will change. In fact, it just might save your life.”
--Tava Buckner, Regional Account Executive at Premier Research Labs & former Peoples Rx Wellness Consultant
“High Integrity. Heartfelt. Truth teller. These are words that describe Charlotte Kikel and her important book. Charlotte doesn’t apologize or hold back about how we should eat and live. An inspiring and refreshing read.”
--Amanda Love, Author of The Kitchen Essentials Guide & The Nourishing Cleanse: A Gentle Broth-Based
If you've found your way here, you've probably been trying to heal yourself for a long time.
Maybe you have a chronic inflammatory disease, like diabetes or one of the eighty autoimmune diseases that now exist. Maybe you have asthma, chronic headaches, digestive and sleep disturbances, aching muscles, or anxiety and depression, as I did. Or maybe you are between 30 and 40 years of age, and your body just isn’t like it used to be. Strange things are happening and you can’t figure out why.
Whatever your situation, you've come to the right place.
We have been told to trust the person in the white coat and the numbers on our blood work at the expense of listening to our bodies.
Healing doesn’t always feel like the media portrays it. In fact, the whole dance of sickness and healing is more like a mosaic than a straight line. I had a lot of things backward for a long time, and so do most people.
This book is about realizing that YOU have the power to improve your own health, YOU have the power to let go of things that no longer serve, and YOU have the power to create a new way of living for yourself that promotes more health, not more sickness.
We've given too much of our power away, and this book is about taking it back.
We need to ask: What is my body adapting to? How can I learn to listen so I can give it what it needs?
With this book, you will be able to answer these questions more clearly and begin to move into right action.
Get ready to start eating in peace, living in peace, and discovering your true vitality.