Brighton Mum celebrates 17 year recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Jessica Michael, AKA “Miss Superfood” uses a whole food, raw, vegan diet to fight off her bed-bound Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as M.E).
At 19 years of age, Jessica was bed bound and found daily life impossible to manage with the debilitating health condition. Now after adopting a vegan diet, Jessica has gone on to have two healthy children and become a long distance runner with popular running club, Vegan Runners.
Running the London Marathon in just over 4 hours proved to health professionals that she has overcome the debilitating health condition that is notoriously hard to end.
“I use to not be able to get out of bed much when I was really unwell, and now I run the full time vegan superfood skincare brand; Rawgaia, I’m a single mum to two energetic children, and I advocate on the benefits of going vegan through my Youtube Channel, social media, website and events.”
Jessica used a diet comprised of plant food, consumed in it’s raw and natural state to get her health back. She experimented and formulated her own way of eating to achieve this because at the time there were no real guidelines available.
Despite patients rarely making a full recovery from the illness, this ‘Veganuary’, Jessica is celebrating 17 years into her Chronic Fatigue recovery, and says she has never felt better.
Many people suffer for years with M.E, and it never goes away, just into remission for short periods of time. However Jessica has managed to prove that with her vegan diet and lifestyle, it has been possible to end the condition. Staying symptom-free for 17 years is unheard of.
“Going vegan is what completely turned my health around, and I’m so grateful to have found this way of life. I then stayed vegan after seeing with my own eyes the suffering that animals have to go through for us to turn them into consumable products. I quickly came to the conclusion that if I could live a super health and happy lifestyle without harming and killing other animals in the process, and also helping our plant at the same time to thrive. Then why on earth wouldn’t I?”
Jessica says that turning vegan was something she originally did for health, however once she learnt more about animal agricultural standard practices, this kept her happily vegan and she felt compelled to speak up for the animals.
Jessica now lectures on how to go vegan and why we should be doing this for ethics, better health and a more sustainable environment. She also has her own vegan skincare line and organic clothing brand.