About

erika-christopher-longHello and welcome to my natural living blog!

I created this blog to express my love for science, healthy choices, and, of course, living a more natural way of life!

My (Blog) Story


I was a very sickly child. I had painful, chronic, ear infections that resulted in years of antibiotics and countless surgeries. As a child, I used to cry and pray for God to take my ears away becuase I couldn’t handle the pain. By the time I turned 15, my ear infections had finally stopped I was left with irritable bowel syndrome, lichen sclerosus, eczema, and countless chemical allergies. By the time I hit high school I gone through 7+ surgeries, 15 years of antibiotics, years of estrogen and steroid treatments, and a whole lot of pain….and the scary part in all of this was that everyone went along like it was normal. 

As I grew older, I developed irritable bowel syndrome, lichen sclerosus, eczema, and countless chemical allergies.

Nobody looked into why I had so many health problems. Why, at 4 years old, I required estrogen treatments. Why I got sick, almost unable to move, every time I ate. These, multiple, chronic autoimmune disorders have become so common place that doctors won’t even bat an eye when they see my health history. This is a problem. So many people across the world are suffering from chronic autoimmune conditions and we just don’t know why. 

My journey to health has lead me here.

Taking air flow measurements at the University of CA, San Diego (UCSD)
Taking air flow measurements at the University of CA, San Diego (UCSD)

To this blog, with you guys!!!

My natural lifestyle has given me control of my conditions and has allowed me the freedom to live a normal life. I’m not saying that this lifestyle will cure you. I will not make that claim. What I am saying is that my conditions are no longer spinning out of control. I can go about my day without suffering. Heck! I can spend my day without even thinking about my illnesses. I am still on this journey to cure my chronic illnesses and I want to share it with you.

My (Personal) Story


Well, lets start with my name. My name is Erika. I was born and raised in San Diego, CA in the beautiful town of La Jolla, surviving on burritos and beaches. I spent my summers laying on the sand, swimming in the ocean, and nursing sunburns until I left the beach for a life of textbooks, stress, and science. I went to college at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and graduated with a degree in Environmental Engineering.  I have worked on environmental legislation, conducted research on the pollution of our coastlines, and volunteered studying the water quality here in San Diego. I’ve done a lot of cool things during my time in college but by far the best thing that happened to me was meeting my husband, Christopher, and the birth of my son. 🙂 

We live in a humble little apartment in San Diego, CA with our 2 cats, Brynn and Lyla, and our son, William. I like to spend my free time on my many hobbies which are sailing, snowboarding, reading and, of course, blogging. I’m a mom. What free time?

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