Before my health career started …
I played on the LPGA tour for 11 years. Although I was a professional athlete first, I always considered health & food my real passion in life. Back then it was not so common to be a vegan & sadly, I was the only vegan on the tour the years I played. Traveling to a different state 48 weeks a year made eating healthy a challenge, but I was committed & worked very hard to be healthy while on the road. I became known for my healthy lifestyle, (and leopard print outfits), but still I was constantly sick. Early on in my career I became concerned about all the pesticides that they were using to produce the surreal & amazing courses we played on. When I started getting sick I began to research my symptoms linked to pesticide poisoning. A short time later, I was finally diagnosed with a huge sinus tumor & even my surgeon thought my over exposure to pesticides could likely be the cause behind my chronic illness. From that moment on I was on a mission to help my body detox from those poisons & to rediscover the health I once experienced.
Over the next years …
I continued to play, but I sought out alternative practitioners all over the world, & those visits were the building blocks to my decision to become a homeopath years later. After 11 years on the LPGA tour I finally left due to my perpetual state of illness from pesticide overload. In addition, I had chronic back pain that stemmed from an early injury that was easily aggravated from the repetitive 100 mph motion of my golf swing. Like many practitioners in the wellness field I became even more interested in health because of my own state of chronic illness. During my healthy years before my golf career, I dreamed of doing big things in the world & helping people or animals for my life work. I learned when you are sick you feel trapped by your symptoms & they often leave you with no energy or desire to fulfill your passions because you are only focused on daily existence. This was not in my DNA because I am a freedom loving’s person with high energy who dreams of being part of the change in the world. So I decided to leave the tour to get myself well because I knew doctors could not help me & it would only get worse.
My podcast Vidal Speaks was born out of my passion to inspire & teach others how to heal & feel their best. Education is a huge KEY to overcoming any health issue because we must learn the cause & effect of the choices we make in our life, before we can take charge of our own healing. With modern technology we can learn so much via Internet & books, but we need to learn to look at the source of where the information is coming from. Some info is actually backed by science, but most out there is not, hence all the confusion & lies. We are being fed so many lies & it is part of my mission to speak the truth. Our medical system is focused on making money & they need you sick so you can be a lifetime client. In addition to the corruption in our medical system it is also very much based on a reductionist approach, meaning they treat a part of the person without considering the whole person. For example, a doctor will cut off a wart, or take away a rash or fever without ever considering how it relates to the WHOLE person’s health. This is a very dangerous approach & I want to teach you to understand why, so you can make better choices in your own self-care.
I currently live happily in the beautiful Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles with my life partner, Lloyd & our amazing cats Lucky LUKE & Moose. Lloyd, a motorcycle racer also had a NDE when he was hit by a car that ran a red light while on his bicycle. He lives with a pain syndrome & is my inspiration to never give up on finding healing for everyone. Detox, homeopathic remedies & a whole food, low fat, organic plant-based diet is a daily routine in our house. We eat a clean organic diet to avoid pesticides & add lots of fruit because it is great for detox.
I love juicing & eating seasonally with produce from our local farmers market, & creating delicious meals. If we are not eating our healthy home cooked meals here on “the KNOB” as we call it, we can be found eating an amazing organic meal at Crossroads Kitchen here in LA. We love hiking, motorcycle riding in the canyons & spending time with our boys (cats). We are both very committed to not only making a difference to our own health, but to do our part to live responsibly in our environment!
I am a self-taught cook who enjoys preparing healthy vegan recipes & teaching people how delicious a plant-based meal can be. In 2020 I started SOL Canyon Kitchen YouTube channel. Check it out & subscribe if you want to move your diet to include more healthy plant based meals. Also, eating plants, saves our animals, our planet & your health so it is a win win. Starting my cooking channel is a dream come true for me. I post 4 health tip or lifestyle videos a week in addition to one beautiful recipe every week so be sure to subscribe.
My YouTube lifestyle videos are so educational you won’t want to miss them, as you will learn many natural remedies & lifestyle tips. And my recipe videos will take you on a short narrative journey, where you can laugh, learn, & create delicious whole-food recipes from our inspiration. All of the recipes I create, whether savory or sweet, are always made with wholesome plant-based ingredients.
Since science has shown that a plant-based diet is the most effective way to positively impact our climate in crisis, I believe in creating recipes that are so easy & delicious that they make the transition a no brainer. In addition to greatly changing your health the animals & planet will thank you.
As a result of our passion for compassion SOL Canyon Kitchen donates a percentage of any profits to animal welfare organizations. Check us out here: