September 13, 2019

Why Essential Oils are Essential in my Life.

My introduction to essential oils. Being heavily into fitness anything health related shows up at my door step. People have been trying to sell me on this essential oil kick for years. Back when I worked in the nightclub I was working EDC in 112 degree heat. My coworker put Doterra peppermint on my back to cool my body down. Surprisingly it worked really good. However, that wasn’t enough to get me to purchase these oils. Pain changes things. The past 2 years I have experienced gut issues. Taken multiple drugs to combat severe bloating, constipation, stomach spasms, and more. In which none of those drugs have worked. Test after test, no help or relief. I asked my gastroenterologist, “What can I take to help my stomach that is not a drug. “Ingestible peppermint essential oil”, he said. Suddenly I became in shock! My mind began to race with a million thoughts and questions.“What was it replacing? What was this going to help? Why did you prescribe me drugs!” Apparently this magical oil was not only going to replace my Ranitidine which took care of my muscle spasms in the stomach but also was going to help with any constipation. (I will write another blog on medications I was once given and oils, herbs, spices and food that replaced them). Understanding […]
July 8, 2019

Why Celery Juice is my Staple to Gut Health.

When my gut issues began. It all started when I was about 15 years old. I would wake up in the middle of the night throwing up bile. After every meal my stomach would gurgle, followed sharp pain and more bile. Doctors didn’t know what to do and told me I would be on Nexium for my entire life. When I became pregnant I had to stop Nexium because it wasn’t a pregnancy safe drug but I needed something so I started taking Prilosec. Having absolutely no relief using it I stopped. As soon as Bella came out my symptoms seemed to miraculously disappear it wasn’t until the beginning of 2017 I started to get really sick. It started when I put my daughter down for naps or to bed. My stomach would literally rise like a hot air balloon and the bloating and sharp pain was too much to bare. Several weeks later pretty much anything I ate would cause sharp pain and constant bloating. Nothing seemed to alleviate the pain or stop it. After doing some research I decided to take a food sensitivity test. Finding some of my food intolerances helped alleviate the symptoms but it didn’t completely cure my gut issues. Why I started juicing. The past few years juicing has become a popular topic, from losing […]
May 8, 2019

Detoxing with Broccoli Sprouts

My mantra is, “Food is Medicine.” I use food to heal my body. Counting chemicals not calories. We are exposed to environmental toxins every day. It took me years to understand that most body care products and processed foods are toxic to our body. Having all these toxic exposures it is vital to make sure the body’s natural detoxifier, the liver is working properly. The liver takes toxins throughout your body and safely excretes them out of your body. A liver that doesn’t work as it should can’t released toxins, and this causes problems. Eating foods to help naturally detox your liver on a daily basis is essential for optimal health. How do you go about naturally detoxing your liver? If you read my other blogs or follow me on social media you know that I have been struggling with my health. My liver happens to be one of my many problems. Making sure I am naturally detoxing my liver on a daily basis has become a priority. Everyone is different and what works for me may not work for you. There are many foods that help with daily detoxing. Broccoli Spouts, Garlic, Juniper Berries, Cilantro, Beets, Fermented Foods, and etc., the list honestly goes on. I will take you through the steps I did to help me find foods that worked […]
April 29, 2019

The struggle of being sick.

Sharing is extremely hard. I wanted to blog about my health journey to help others who are experiencing the same thing. Complaining and being weak is not in my blood. Being vulnerable is very scary for the simple fact people judge you. People say they don’t care what others think but in reality, we all do just a little. Beginning this blog, I shared what I thought would be a diagnosis and my recovery from it. However, it is not that. I am lost and in pain. Trying to find answers in which I don’t have. Feeling like the life I am living is not mine anymore but the symptoms in which I survive from every day. Let’s start with my childhood. My symptoms began at a very young age. Occasional blackouts and chronic nose bleeds started from when I was 8 years old. In 2010 the doctors diagnosed me for Neurocardiogenic Syncope. My doctor wanted to give me a pacemaker because my heart would pause for 30 seconds every time I blacked out. He was scared my body wouldn’t be able to start my heart back up again. Controlling my blackouts through food I avoided a pacemaker. Horrible allergies started at age 5. When I moved to Vegas every allergy season I would need an inhaler. At age 14 […]
March 14, 2019

Let it Begin

I am a new mom even though she’s 3 now. Technically this is my first blog. Reason being because I put my blogs up but never announced it on my socials. Bella is my first little human. Everything I once knew has completely changed and the things I am starting to believe are not what the majority of the population agrees with. I am utterly exhausted and overwhelmed. It’s a lot to take in. I said it I am overwhelmed. No super hero just human trying to live life to the fullest. Started this holistic journey because years have gone by and I have been suffering mysteriously. We allow our symptoms to be our identity and role with it. Thinking it is age, and etc. Allowing ourselves to live less than our full potential. After having Bella I knew this wasn’t how life is suppose to be. I was trying to be the best mom but when you are constantly on edge you have no patience for anyone. I stopped posting as much and separated myself from the world as much as I could without destroying everything I built. Now I am here and still struggling to find the truths. After I had my immersion week in NJ with Dr. Nicole I seem to have made some progress. I been keeping […]
February 8, 2019

DR. NICOLE RIVERA

I searched for a doctor for years. Western medicine failed me. After years of searching I found Doctor Nicole Rivera. She was practicing out of New Jersey literally miles away from Vegas I trusted her to heal me. Just in one hour of talking to her she knew at least one of my problems but to confirm we did lots of testing.  I always questioned myself about my symptoms. Maybe I am having a bad period or is it from postpartum referring to the excessive bloating, the sharp pain in my left side that always seemed to come back and my chronic fatigue. Thinking my fatigue and continuously blacking out was from my heart condition. Wondering if my stomach problems where even caused by IBS. My skin would break out in hives. My face looked like acne. Some spots looked even burned and I would justify it saying I tanned. Every other week I had a fever I blamed it on high stress from being a stay at home mom. Finally I stopped tanning, ate my allergy free diet and still not much improvement. When I put it all together in my mind I knew this was in fact not normal.   Finding Doctor Nicole felt like a breath of fresh air. Excited to start so we began with extensive […]
February 7, 2019

IT’S ABOUT TIME!

This blog has been a long time coming for those who don’t know me. I am hoping my determination to never give up on myself inspires you to do the same. Hi, I am Christina Vargas fitness pro, health enthusiast, coach, and internationally known for my fitness accomplishments. I am a mom and my little girl is totally in her terrible 3’s. Despite all my great accomplishments I have been battling health problems for years. I have been quiet on my social media for some time now. Mainly because my health has taken a turn for the worst. No one ever questioned my health because I only showed you my good days. Which is why I stopped posting workout videos for a while and sometimes only posted once a week. In 2010 I was diagnosed with a severe heart condition called Neurocardiogenic Syncope and if it wasn’t for me denying a pacemaker I would have one now. A healthy lifestyle fixed a lot of my symptoms. During pregnancy and after giving birth my symptoms that were under control became unmanageable. Especially the random blacking out. I am the type of person where pain drives me. I don’t like to complain or talk about anything. Being so prevalent on social media and I do “influence” many people it is very important […]
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