Hi, I’m Karen, and welcome to my blog, VeganWealth! I’m currently living in Denmark (although I´m Norwegian, which I guess is practically the same)where I´m in the process of getting my Master´s Degree in architecture. Next to my love for my field of study, design and fashion, I´m really interested in `cooking` and in healthy living, but terrible at writing my ´recipes´down (which has been commented on more than once by family members and friends), thereby the birth of this blog;)
Three years ago, I was diagnosed with CFS or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, after having struggled with extreme fatigue and poor concentration (to name a few symptoms) for the last one-and-a-half year without having any idea to why I felt so poorly. Having been an active person since childhood, combining education with an active side interest in horses and show jumping from the age of 7 on-to 19, I suddenly felt utterly impaired and incapable of doing practically anything.
Putting my studies on hold for a while, and shifting the focus to my health, the journey to my recovery started when the neurologist who diagnosed my with CFS recommended I change my current diet, removing all processed foods, sugar, dairy, gluten and starch from my diet, and including more vegetables, nuts, seeds, healthy fats (mainly from oily fish) and the occasional piece of fruit. The process and the progress since my diagnosis in 2008 has been slow, but I could feel my energy-levels rising even in the first couple of weeks after my first change of diet, and has since then become rather enthusiastic about the idea of healing myself with food.
Since my first change in diet on the advise from my physician´s, I´ve gone vegan; a life choice I feel has only strengthened my physical health and well-being, as well as it is a decision I stand by in relation to a personal interest in animal welfare and the health of the planet we live on.
Lately, I´ve been quite captivated by RAW Food, a practice and way of life that I truly feel has the power to, once and for all, restore my body towards a better health, and it´s also in the spirit of my new-found fascination for Rawfoodism that I started this blog, ( although I cannot promise that other subjects won´t pop-up from time to time either, like architecture and other things raw…)
Vegan or non-vegan; raw-fooder or not; I hope you´ll like it!