Food is Best Straight from the Farm!


Welcome! I am Lauren and I will be your guide to inspiring your quest to health and wellness today.

Much like many of you, I have been on a journey to transform myself into the healthiest person that I can be. I was inspired to embark on such a journey because of many long standing problems that I was no longer willing to deal with. I had a chronic foggy head, frequent hives, insomnia, pms, hair loss, low energy and worst of all irritable bowel. Meaning I could not eat anything that had any trace of fat in it. Talk about no fun!

While I always thought that I was healthy, meaning I ate relatively well and exercised often, I kept getting sick and worst of all, I just did not feel that great. My dad always put it so well “Lauren, you are the unhealthiest, healthy person I know.” So, after the millionth night of not being able to fall asleep for 3 plus hours, I decided to make a life change. I began to delve into health books, see alternative practitioners and even changed my college coursework to nutrition.

Slowly but surely, I began to see differences. But the biggest difference came with the change in my mindset. I am absolutely, positively in love with the healthy lifestyle. The green juice in the morning, the daily hikes, the decadent raw cacao desserts, external detoxification mud packs, non-toxic skin care, my Chinese herbal tinctures, gardening, positive thinking…. and that is just the beginning!

Now, 9 years later, I have not only changed my life, but have helped others changed theirs as well. I have been fortunate enough to have worked in a successful private practice, head a weight-loss program for the mentally disabled and work as an account executive for an international professional supplement manufacturer and distributor. With many practitioners and health-minded enthusiasts by my side, I have been able to create The Holy Kale so I can share with you all that I know, in hopes of inspiring you to change your life as well.

I am now the health editor for The Chalkboard Mag, so definitely head over there for more juicy information about nutrition, food, fitness, mind/body and non-toxic beauty, and don’t forget to grab a copy of my new book, The Miracle Kidney Cleanse. You have no idea how cleansing the kidneys can change your life…

Each one of us has the capability of being outrageously healthy, happy, radiant, and ever so abundant if we just choose to be. Therefore, I hope you join me in a lifelong journey of expressing our ultimate healthy selves. Strong, Vibrant and Full of Gratitude and Love.

Now let’s get our kale on!





  • Reply Dalicia November 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Lauren,

    We are interested in featuring one of your very best healthy recipes on SkinnyMs.com. SkinnyMs.com is devoted to providing information and tools that empower one to make choices conducive to living a healthy lifestyle. At Skinny Ms. we believe in eating whole foods. Skinny Ms. recipes offer rich nutritional value, minimally processed ingredients and quick prep, while avoiding foods like canned soups, refined sugars, and seasoning packets. Instead, Skinny Ms. offers recipes containing complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, lean proteins, and unrefined sweeteners.

    One of our goals is to introduce talented bloggers from around the web who support healthy living and offer recipes that our audience can enjoy. This is where you come in! We really like your blog and believe our audience will enjoy the recipes and information you’re offering. Each month, SkinnyMs.com gets between 1-1.5 million visits. Our largest social media page has 320,000 followers facebook.com/SkinnySlowCooker. If you decide to participate, submitting a recipe you consider superb is ideal. People have a tendency to be very critical at times, and in order to maximize this opportunity and gain more fans and site visitors please share one of your very best recipes. On SkinnyMs.com, we will include a brief paragraph about your blog and the holiday recipe, as well as a link back to your website and one of your social media pages. The recipe may be previously or currently published on your site. If you have a slow cooker recipe it will likely get a great response, however that is not a requirement.

    Our other goal is to increase the number of link backs to SkinnyMs.com. I’m also writing to ask you to post a recipe from SkinnyMs.com on your website with a link back to our site. I can provide you with several recipe options to choose from.
    Thank you in advance for your consideration. We would appreciate receiving the holiday recipe within a week or two, if you decide to participate.

    If you are interested, please send the following to dalicia@skinnyms.com:
    A Holiday recipe
    High-res jpeg image of the recipe
    A paragraph about your blog and/or the recipe including a link to your homepage and one social media page (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.)

    Foods to avoid:
    All artificial sweeteners, Splenda, Equal, etc.
    Breaded foods
    Canned Soups
    Foods that have unnatural ingredients that one can’t pronounce
    Fried foods
    Processed foods
    Refined sugar and foods that contain it
    Seasoning Packets
    White flour

    Please let me know if you have any questions at all.

    Kind regards,


    Dalicia Ramey
    Skinny Ms.

    Social Media:
    Skinny Slow Cooker Facebook
    Pinterest – Twitter – Instagram: @skinnyms

    • lauren
      Reply lauren November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you Dalicia, I will respond via email.

  • Reply DAVINA NORMAN February 21, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Hi Lauren

    Whilst doing research I came across your great website. We have a health and wellbeing event on in Sydney and wondered if we can e-mail you or talk to you about the possibility of sponsorship opportunities? We are a sustainable event, will have speakers, workshops, yoga session and market stalls.

    Please let me know if this is something that might be of interest to you. our website is http://www.thegreatestgift.com.au which will give you more information should you wish to check it out.

    Many thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Kind Regards,
    Davina Norman
    The Greatest Gift

  • Reply Jana Pendragon June 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach working to educate friends and clients about the benefits of plant-based diets. The issue of proteins always come up. I am simply writing to tell you I support what you are doing and have found your site helpful. I am referring a client to to it today. I hope this person will take the time to explore what you have to offer. Much success in all you do now and in the future.

    • lauren
      Reply lauren June 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you so much Jana! That is so very sweet of you. It is always wonderful to know there is such a growing presence in the health world. I will try to keep up all the good content 🙂

  • Reply Amy cook August 9, 2013 at 7:44 pm


    I was curious about your kidney cleanse. Do you consult actual people anymore? I would love some help and instructions and of course would pay you. I know you talked about having a practice and didnt know where it was located so maybe I could see you or do something over the phone. I am having some pain in my kidneys after doing another sort of cleanse and am looking for something to help. Thank you so much!!

    • lauren
      Reply lauren August 13, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Morning Amy – can you email me at lauren@theholykale.com? We can discuss this further. The good news is that I just finished writing a book on Kidney Cleansing, which should be out in the new year, which will be a great guide!

  • Reply Louellen Karthaus PT, CLT October 1, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Hello Lauren!
    It is oct 1st and I am on a quest to educate women on reducing the risk factors of Breast cancer.
    I am looking forward to utilizing your list and referring others to your site!!
    Thank you for all the great information!
    Think Pink and Eat Green!! 🙂

    • lauren
      Reply lauren October 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Fabulous!! Thank you!

    • lauren
      Reply lauren October 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Fabulous thank you! No pink recipes yet… but I can start thinking about it!

  • Reply Jeannette April 1, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Lauren –

    Thank you so much for the amazing seminar last weekend!

    I so wanted to give you a hug on Sunday…(though i literally had to run to get somewhere by 1pm)
    so I am doing it now ((((((((Lauren))))))))))

    Couldn’t get my hand on your email and just found your contact via your holy kale site – how cool!!

    what a kindred spirit you are 🙂

    Much love,

    • Lauren aka The Holy Kale
      Reply Lauren aka The Holy Kale April 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Loved seeing you too!!! I look forward to the next time!

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  • Reply carla April 10, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    OMG Lauren, I came acroos your web site and I AM IN LOVE…..cant stop reading AND I am at work hahahahahah…….Congrats for the excellent web site and all its content…..

    • Lauren The Holy Kale
      Reply Lauren The Holy Kale April 30, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Hi Carla… Thank you so much! What a wonderful message to hear first thing in the morning. Glad to know all this work is offering some real help to people 😉 I will work to keep it up! xx

  • Reply Penny Hebert June 11, 2016 at 4:03 am

    Hi Lauren, my practitioner recommended your site and I am enjoying it immensely! I just received my copy of your book, The Miracle Kidney Cleanse, and set out to begin reading it this evening. I find it very challenging to read though bc the print is so light/not a full black ink like most books. It seems my eyes are straining even with my reading glasses. Just wondering if print is intended to be like this? or if I could return it for a darker print?

    • Lauren The Holy Kale
      Reply Lauren The Holy Kale June 14, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Hi Penny, no it should not be. I would contact the seller or the publisher to get a new copy. Or it is on Kindle if you use that. Thank you so much for joining our community and I do hope it provides the answers you are looking for. Feel free to stay connected!

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