After spending most of my life in an obese body; exhausted, depressed, in chronic pain from Fibromyalgia and living with regular Multiple Sclerosis relapses, today things couldn’t be more different.
My name is Corinne Nijjer and alongside my podcast where I share peoples INCREDIBLE stories of recovery after adopting a low fat whole food, plant-based diet; I love supporting people to get the type of results myself and the guests on my show have achieved.
In 2008, I was months away from finishing my Social Work Degree when a Multiple Sclerosis relapse left me numb from the waist down. Since then I've immersed myself in learning everything I can about how a low fat, whole food, plant-based diet is the optimal diet for human health. During the last 10 years I discovered how whole food, plant-based diets have helped thousands of people around the world to not only lose weight and feel AMAZING, but also to recover from chronic diseases such as:
Type 2 Diabetes
Irritable Bowel Disease
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and many, many more...
I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease MS when I was 24 years old.
After years spent clinically obese, depressed, chronically fatigued, constipated (TMI but I think a few of you might hear me on this... ), living with monthly Candida and in constant pain from Fibromyalgia, life was pretty miserable.
In 2008, things went bad to worse, when an MS relapse left me numb from the waist down.
To say I was terrified for my future at this point would've been an understatement. But, hitting rock bottom inspired me to begin taking control of my health.
I went on a little (almost 10 year) health journey that would change my life completely, from living off cakes, energy drinks and cigarettes, to adopting a low-fat, whole-food, vegan diet!
I know, I felt the same way.
But! I saw the weight finally shed and I stopped needing to take 'nanna naps' every single day. I no longer felt miserable all the time, I wasn't in pain, I could poo finally (you're welcome! ;-)), I wasn't spending each month itchy in the pants (yes I went there) and shock horror...
I wasn't depressed anymore!
In fact, ALL of my symptoms dissipated and I now feel better than I have in my ENTIRE LIFE!
I even run, do yoga and go to the gym every day now!
I know it sounds too good to be true and if you told me this would happen to me back in 2004, I probably would've laughed in your face and told you to go get me a doughnut, but it really is true.
When you feel really awesome after feeling REALLY awful for so many years, you kinda want to shout it from the roof tops.
I mean, if I can feel this awesome with a chronic autoimmune disease, I feel pretty strongly, that I should at the very least, try to help as many people as possible do the same however, along the way I realised that an even bigger monster had a hold of me. That 'monster' was food addiction and compulsive eating.
Since I made that discovery, I've been figuring out how to heal myself all over again.
This was by far my greatest challenge to date.
I attended therapy, dug deep into my own stories and realised how much time I'd spent hating myself, how much time I'd spent feeling unworthy and unloveable. How much time I'd spent judging myself and others for not having being able to lose weight and keep it off.
Hating myself over and over again...
But after years of deep work, I finally found what I needed to step out of that dark space and to finally be free from the control of self doubt, self sabotage and self loathing.
I have dug myself out of what felt like the world's biggest hole and now I am here to help YOU.
I have since retrained as a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York and became Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell University, because I intend on helping as many people as possible to feel as incredible as I do.
I honestly believe that when people feel incredible, they make the World a better place, just by being in it, so LET'S START FEELING INCREDIBLE TOGETHER and CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER!
I've become so passionate about how powerful this way of eating can be for health and healing that I've started a Podcast called The Corinne Nijjer Podcast (formerly known as When Life Gives You Lemons, Go Vegan!) where ever Monday/Tuesday I share peoples INCREDIBLE stories of recovery after healing their chronic diseases by adopting a low fat, whole food, plant-based diet! I also interview other experts in the health and healing such Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr Malcolm Mackay, Nutritionists Robyn Chuter and Natalie Woodman and many more!
BOOK COMING SOON!! The book version of these recovery stories will be coming out sometime between now and late 2019 and I can't wait to share it with you!
If you would like to get started on your own health and healing journey, contact me to organise your FREE 50 minute Skype consult.
Don't waste another minute feeling terrible, life's way too short not to be your biggest, brightest and most amazing self!
Love & Great Health,