As of March 2013, I am in the 130's, eat a plant-based, whole foods diet with plenty of raw foods. I recently completed a 60-day juice cleanse and suffer little to no symptoms of dermatomyositis. I am on the Board of Directors of The Wellness Kitchen, am a published writer and continue to do my wellness business. I attribute my success and energy to holistic living!
As of August 2011, I still maintain my weight in the 140′s, eat a raw food diet of at least 80-90% and partake in routine fasts throughout the year. The redness of my face is even more reduced after having completed several water fasts and there is zero tenderness on my hands. The only area of ‘pain’ I feel associated to the disease is my scalp which remains swollen and tender. I can handle the sunshine much better than in the past where I’d receive hives from a mild sunburn. I use homeopathics, herbal teas and nutrition to stay healthy. Director of Education for The Wellness Kitchen January 2011 - January 2013.