Diana reveals some of her difficult health story….

Why she started Real Food for Life

And why she wrote  “Green means Lean”

Most people know Diana Herrington, Head Chef at Real Food For Life, as a perky, passionate compassionate person mingling in all the Edmonton events and having fun sharing health information and strategies.

Diana Herrington, Vibrant and Healthy Today

“94 Pounds and Can’t Move for the Pain and the Fatigue”

Life for Diana has not always so good as it is now.This is exactly why Diana is so passionate about helping others with health and dietary challenges and why her first e-book will focus on the 7 principles of health – these are exactly the principles that made a dramatic difference in her life. Balancing acid/alkaline and food combining where what saved her life.

Principle #1 – Eat Real Whole Food Diana’s health decline began early in life as she was often fed junk food as a child.  She only recognized that fact after many years of suffering mysterious health challenges through most of her adult life.

My Mom was great but she came from a generation and time when the world was enamoured by fancy packages from the store. Everyone thought it was modern and the right thing to do just like smoking. We ate Kraft Dinner and canned beans at least 5 times a week.
There were many times when that instead of dinner, Mom would send us to the corner store and we would buy our choice of a chocolate bar, bag of chips or cheezies and a pop. My choice was always a Coffee Crisp, cheezies and a Pepsi which in my 10 year old mind seemed like a great meal. Is it any wonder I have had a sugar craving my whole life?”

Principle #2 – Regeneration: This principle states that the body is constantly renewing itself and can therefore create a more healthy and balanced condition IF you just supply the proper nutrition.  This is a process that we often take for granted until that ability is compromised.  Diana’s life demonstrates that yes, the body can regenerate! To give you a glimpse of her condition here are a few entries from her diary as she was living, and struggling in England.

“I had another bad night; again woke in the middle of the night with very sharp pains in my guts.  Also, my neck and shoulders were so intensely painful that I could not lay on either side for long. Even my ears hurt.” October 1, 1995

“I am eating very carefully as I never know which of the foods I have found to be good will turn end up causing intense pain.”  October 11, 1995

It got even worse:

 “I must say I am still continuing to get worse in my health.  Every few weeks I notice I am a little worse and feel totally helpless in regard to what is happening to my body.  I am doing what I am able to and still my body is deteriorating. There is nothing I can do about it anymore. I am at the mercy of the others helping me or letting my body die.” February 6, 1996 

It is these kind of experiences that inspired Diana to become involved  in helping others with their health full time for the past 8 years, and why in 2008 she began Real Food For Life website along with friend and colleague, Randy Fritz.  Her next step was to consolidate some of the information from the website and her life into compact e-books for everyone.

I hope that my experiences can help you in your journey to wellbeing.

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12 thoughts on “Diana reveals some of her difficult health story….”

  1. Good for you Diana – having known you in England when you were so sick it looked like you might die it is fabulous to see you not only fit, healthy and vibrant again but also being such a fountain of support for others!

  2. Thank you to all three of you who are such good friends. Yes Sarah, you definitely saw me at my worst and I am so happy to be able to live fully. And yes I have been there and love to help others move forward too.
    Thank you Chinny, you were there at the beginnig of me going down.

  3. Many of us have stories to talk about Diana.
    Our generation was blessed with great well meaning mom’s and dad’s that knew nothing about nutrition.
    We were all poor and had many brothers and sisters. Times where tough but family life was incredible. Now is the time for us to give back from what we have learned and you have a story that emulates many of the feelings and emotions we all share.
    Continue telling your story and we will spread your message.
    Pierrette & I have as a mission to be a compass to all that want and need help,Body Mind & Spirit.
    Pierre & Pierrette

    1. Thank you Lucille. A gluten diet certainly did not help but going gluten free did not bring me back to full health at all. It was not till I did the Vital Health Assessment with the Chinese herbal tonics that I began to fully recover. Once I recovered which did take a year, I never had a relapse. I continue to become stronger every year.

  4. Hi Diana,

    I love your site and became your follower. Can you please tell me wher can one get Vital Health Assessment
    with Chinese herbal tonic ?
    Thank you very much.
    ~~ Mira

    1. Hi Mira, apologies for the delayed reply.
      Here is the link to the testing: http://vitalhealthtest.com/applications/
      Do the Basic Body Assessment #B which includes the Chinese herbal tonic supplements.

  5. Hi Diana,
    Just came across your article on Care2 about healthy fats.
    I wanted to know your thoughts about Sunflower oil, Canola oil peanut oil. Their use for cooking and frying etc.

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