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Social Impact Authors: How & Why Julia Loggins Is Helping To Change Our World

An Interview With Edward Sylvan

Our intention is to give women a simple, proven plan to heal their bodies, release toxicity and stress, reclaim joy — and prioritize their health and happiness! When we light up with energy and focus on our passions, we not only look and feel beautiful, we are also radiant! And we OWN that radiance. We own our beauty; we are the source. When women embody that radiance, they will not only heal themselves and their beloveds — they will change the world!

As part of my series about “authors who are making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Julia Loggins.

Wellness guru Julia Loggins grew up in Hollywood, CA in 1995 and is a true survivor, overcoming debilitating illness throughout her teens and experiencing life-threatening asthma at just five years old as a bad reaction to pollutants, foods, and chemicals. Then, at ten she endured arthritis, migraines, bleeding ulcers, colitis, and diverticulitis. Coming out stronger from the other side, and with the determination to help herself and others, Julia began to study holistic medicine. She learned all she could about regenerative medicine and set out to inspire people on how to live their best, healthy, and most authentic lifestyles. Julia completed her Health Educators Course at the Hippocrates Health Institute in 1982 and studied with psychiatrist Dr. Ernest Pecci, whose work is now being carried on at the Hoffman Institute in Northern California, exploring the mind-body connection and the understanding of how family patterns affect health and well-being.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! When you were younger, was there a book that you read that inspired you to take action or changed your life? Can you share a story about that?

“Miracle of Fasting” was that life=changer for me! From childhood, I struggled with life-threatening health issues, and the Bragg teachings were key in providing the tools to recover my health. The techniques are the foundation of ageless beauty!

Can you share the funniest or most interesting mistake that occurred to you in the course of your career? What lesson or take away did you learn from that?

I’ve made plenty of mistakes, being my own guinea pig and discovering what health practices work and don’t work! As a colon therapist for 40 years, I could do stand-up comedy telling funny stories about colonics, a practice that the iconic Mae West credited as her beauty secret. One of my favorite tales involves country-western star, Clint Black, who came to record with Kenny at our home studio when our son, Luke, was 5.

Coffee is often used internally in colonics to detoxify the liver, and I was cooking some on the stove, “cowboy-style, “which reduces the acidity; no one in the family drank it. Clint smelled the wonderful aroma and asked for a big cup of Joe, and Luke said, “Oh no! You’re not going to drink that, are you? That’s supposed to go up to your tush!” You can only imagine Clint’s reaction!

The most enlightening thing I have learned that is, while raw foods and juices were regenerative & cleansing when I was healing, I could not assimilate enough digestible plant protein to thrive long-term — something I discovered is true for many of my clients. As I thought I would be vegan forever, this was humbling! My take-away: the willingness to change and adapt is key to health, happiness, and vitality — and a sense of humor!

Can you describe how you aim to make a significant social impact with your book?

Our intention is to give women a simple, proven plan to heal their bodies, release toxicity and stress, reclaim joy — and prioritize their health and happiness! When we light up with energy and focus on our passions, we not only look and feel beautiful, we are also radiant! And we OWN that radiance. We own our beauty; we are the source. When women embody that radiance, they will not only heal themselves and their beloveds — they will change the world!

Can you share with us the most interesting story that you shared in your book?

There are so many, as we have incredible contributors. One that I love is Josette Tkacik, America’s successful Zumba instructor. Josette healed “Incurable” rheumatoid arthritis naturally, and she poignantly takes the reader through her healing journey — the dramatic change she made to reclaim her health, and the moment she said “no!” to life in a wheelchair, and still in pain, got up and taught her first Zumba class. Today, you would never know Josette was EVER sick — she is gorgeous, inside, and out, a lightning bolt of enthusiasm, optimism and energy! Her recent blood tests for RA show no sign of the illness.

What was the “aha moment” or series of events that made you decide to bring your message to the greater world? Can you share a story about that?

Due to my health struggle — losing my hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows to pharmaceutical therapies in my youth — I never felt attractive or “good enough.” When I healed and accidentally became a model — a story I tell in the book — I discovered that the exquisite women I met and worked alongside, these supermodels, did not feel beautiful either! I realized that NO ONE escapes the punishing rules for physical beauty in our society. What an awakening!

When I met Patricia Bragg, I saw that somehow, this amazing woman was filled with self-love and self-respect, qualities that grant our ability to prioritize health and happiness. Willpower has NOTHING to do with it! I was compelled to learn how she became this confident leader and share her secrets with the world. We want every woman to experience grounded self-love that they have never felt before — one that is indestructible, even in the storms of life. That is freedom, that is true happiness.

Without sharing specific names, can you tell us a story about a particular individual who was impacted or helped by your cause?

I will call her Ella. Ella was referred to me by a medical doctor who suspected she had experienced severe environmental toxic exposure or a traumatic brain injury. She had just been discharged from a two-year stay in a mental hospital, with no change in her suicidal depression or cognitive skills.

When Ella, who was 40, first trudged gingerly into my office, she steadied herself with a cane. She was living at a transition house. Though she was petite, Ella was 50 pounds overweight and could barely put a sentence together. All she shared was that she had uncontrollable sugar cravings, chronic pain and used to be a painter. We saw each other twice a week for colon hydrotherapy sessions, and in the beginning, she was so severely depressed I feared she would take her life.

Within two months of our weekly sessions, the cane was gone. Ella reported that she was eating salads and many fewer cookies. She opened up about her life: she had indeed been a successful painter, but when the studio she rented was sold, she began painting indoors — oil painting, with no ventilation, in an apartment that she later discovered had mold. She also lived next to a solvent manufacturing plant for 10 years, Toxins everywhere! No wonder she landed in a mental hospital and lost her health.

This kind of trauma does indeed cause brain injuries — limbic system injuries — which are as profound as getting hit over the head with a baseball bat.

She had no money, so she paid me with paintings and lovely clothes that did no longer fit. We exchanged colonics and green vegetable juices for watercolors of mange sunsets in Hawaii, where she longed to live. In eight months, she was 40 pounds lighter, free of chronic pain and hilariously funny. Toxins embed themselves in fat cells, and when the liver is cleansed, they release, and health is restored.

The last time I heard from Ella, she was where she deserved to be: living in Hawaii, painting under palm trees and completely well — body, mind, and spirit.

Are there three things the community/society/politicians can do to help you address the root of the problem you are trying to solve?

Yes! The root of many of our health problems are due to chemicals in our food, air and water, all of which we have the power and knowledge to renew through sustainable agriculture.

Women in our society are burdened to the breaking point; a huge percentage of them are the breadwinners in their family, as well as caring for children and elderly parents; self-care is at the bottom of an endless to-do list. Childcare, healthcare, and safe housing need to be widely available. The well-being of women and children is the measuring stick of the health of a society.

“Revolutionary Beauty” is about a decision women make to prioritize themselves — no one else will do it for us. Prioritizing our health and happiness not only turns the clock back 20 years, it also fills us with passion and purpose. We become unstoppable.

How do you define “Leadership”? Can you explain what you mean or give an example?

To me, leadership is showing up to do what is needed, no matter how unpopular the message. To lead is to use one’s privilege, voice and power in ways that affect change and lift ourselves and our communities. Leading from the feminine essence involves faith, trust, and relentless, radical tenderness — towards ourselves, first. Women have been taught that “it is better to give than to receive,” and that propensity towards over-responsibility is killing us; it steals joy, squashes energy and ages skin.

It is time for new rules, ones that value sustainability and the earth. That is why the Revolutionary Beauty 7-Step Program is called the “CARE PLAN”: Create Ageless Renewable Energy. We start with our own bodies and minds.

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.

1) I wish someone told me that it was OK to be a late bloomer! Of course, at 66, I love coming into my own. But all my life, I thought I was never doing enough, accomplishing enough. I still talk myself down at night when I think, “Oh, I really should have gotten more done today!”

2) I wish someone had told me that beauty is NOT in the eye of the beholder; that it is inside us, and when we change the way we feel about ourselves, we literally change the way the world sees us.

3) I wish someone had told me it was healthy and normal to feel sadness and anger because I held those emotions inside. At 23, I did a form of emotional release work called the Hoffman Process which allowed me to discover my full range of feelings, and I am still discovering them!

4) I wish someone had told me that just because someone is speaking confidently, does not mean they know what they are talking about! LOL!

5) I wish someone had told me that no one got the operation manual for this life; we are all figuring it out together.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

My favorite “Life Lesson Quote” are in the lyrics of a song Kenny wrote on the “Unimaginable Life” album: “You get one chance at life, to give it up and get it right…and after all this time in mine, Everything I thought I knew was telling me to give it up and leave it all behind…But you get endless second chances, to take it one chance at a time.”

And that is what I believe: we get endless second chances, to take it one chance at a time.

Is there a person in the world, or in the US with whom you would like to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might just see this, especially if we tag them. :-)

I would love to sit with ageless beauty, Jane Fonda, and ask her secret to living a courageous life.

How can our readers further follow your work online?

Instagram I Facebook I Twitter I Website

This was very meaningful, thank you so much. We wish you only continued success on your great work!

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Edward Sylvan, CEO of Sycamore Entertainment Group

Edward Sylvan, CEO of Sycamore Entertainment Group

Specializing in acquiring, producing and distributing films about equality, diversity and other thought provoking subjects