Blog Dedication

This blog is dedicated to all the people who have taught me through their illnesses & suffering to be aware of the elements that affect our health and how important it is to understand the food we eat........I am listing them in order of my learning experience:

~ My Grandfather, GEORGE LARSEN, who lost his life to Multiple Myeloma (Bone Cancer) when I was 10 years old.  At the time of his diagnoses I thought doctors could cure everything.  I will never forget my sister telling my there was NO CURE for cancer.  As I watched his suffering my naivety with western medicine was lost.  I was with him as he passed over.  It was peaceful after many weeks of listening to his screams of pain & suffering.  This was something I hoped to never experience again throughout my life... but that hope has been far from realized.

~ My daughter, DANIELLE, who was born 7 weeks premature and has struggled with Asthma/Allergies her entire life.  Dani is beautiful young woman who controls her Asthma with diet & excercise.  She overcame her obstacles to swim for both Brighton High School and for the University of Utah.

~ My Ex-Father-In-Law, DAN GREGORY, who had a quadruple heart by-pass in 1988. This experience taught me about cholesterol and heart disease. 

~ My close friend, VICKI PULSIPHER, who died of Melanoma at the age of 48.  She was an incredible woman and her courage & strength have influenced the rest of my life. 

~ My Birth-mom, JUNE HUYCK, who died of Ovarian Cancer at the age of 49 - 18 months after I met her.  Also, her mother (my grandmother), MARILYN JOHNSON, who died from complications of surgery from Ovarian Cancer.  

~ My Aunt, LIL JONES, who died of breast cancer way too young.  I grew up living a few doors down from this beautiful and vivacious Italian woman.

~ My Ex-Stepson, NICHOLAS RAITT, who died from Rhabdomyosarcoma at the age of 22.  He was an incredible young man who lived way too short of a life.

~ My beautiful Mom, DONNA JONES, who is a breast cancer survivor and continues her struggle & suffering being crippled from rhuematoid-arthritis.  There is no one stronger & braver than this incredible woman I'm blessed to call my Mom.

  This Dis~EASE, has to STOP.. 

"We now live more years with a serious illness and more years disabled, meaning we’re living longer in sickness, not in health; a longer lifespan, but shorter healthspan."

   No one makes it out of this world alive... but my hope is that this blog will give you the tools necessary to live each day you have to the fullest.

Remember...You ARE What You EAT....Namaste,  Beci

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