My name's Paige, and I'm a sixteen year old homeschooler from Southern Maine. I've had Crohn's disease since I was ten, but it wasn't until I developed psoriasis as a side effect from one of my medications that I decided to take control of my disease. For the first time in six years, I am no longer on any medications, and control my Crohn's entirely through herbal remedies, traditional Chinese medicine, yoga, and, most importantly, a whole-foods, plant-based diet. I have a fascination in the methods and tools that we can use to encourage our bodies to heal themselves. I spend most of my time cooking fabulous meals, and whenever I make up a recipe that I think is worthy of being shared, I try to post it online. I am also a passionate vegan, and while I don't focus on animal rights on this blog, don't be surprised if I do mention something to do with the subject. On a typical day, you'll find me in my room hanging out with my cats, with some nice folk music on the record player, while reading Fitzgerald or any other classic literature that makes me feel like I'm philosophical (I'm really not though).