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Vibrant health means you can live life to the fullest. Empower yourself with the steps I used to free my life of chronic disease and medications.

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  1. Hi Lauren,

    I love your blog–it’s helped me so much as I work to manage my UC. Keep up the great work! I follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and it has saved my life.

    Perhaps you’ve already discussed this, but one of my major concerns with the Paleo diet and even the SCD is the use of palm oil. While this oil may be good for our health, most of it is grown through massive rainforest destruction (there are only 400 sumatran tigers left) and human rights violations. You can see the results of its production here: and here: There is a huge push towards making this process environmentally sustainable, so I’m hoping that this is a subject you could talk about with your readers if you haven’t already to encourage people to reduce their reliance on palm oil or to only purchase sustainably grown palm oil. Everyone who follows your blog is mindful of their body and lifestyle, so it is only fitting that we are also mindful of our impact on the people and places affected by the products we use.


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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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