I spent the first nine years of my life in Mexico, growing up in a traditional Mexican household where I enjoyed a rich tapestry of flavors, including enchiladas, pozole, gorditas, tamales, and tortas. The culture I was raised in revolved around the consumption of animal products, and I was even accustomed to witnessing my grandmother slaughter chickens in front of me, which desensitized me to the realities of our food sources.
Upon moving to the USA, I was introduced to the Standard American Diet, featuring items like hamburgers, fries, pizza, burritos, hot pockets, and a plethora of foods that were entirely new to me. As I integrated these new "foods" into my lifestyle, I began to eat more American food than I ever had.
During high school, as I started working and earning my own money, I gained the autonomy to make food choices without external guidance. However, as I matured through my late teenage years, I began to experience uncomfortable changes within and outside my body. These manifested as heavy menstrual cycles, persistent acne, an increase in abdominal fat, headaches, low energy, and brain fog. At the time, I didn't recognize these symptoms as signs of disease but rather thought of them as a normal part of life, something I had to endure.
After high school, I became more receptive to new information, which led me on a path toward adopting a vegan lifestyle, incorporating distilled water into my routine, embracing detoxification, and prioritizing my reproductive health. As of now, I've been living this lifestyle for six years and no longer suffer from the conditions and symptoms I once endured. I feel better now than I did in my younger years. This transformation has been achieved through a lifestyle rich in fruits, whole foods, self-love, alkaline herbs, and juices. Changing the quality of my water, food, and mental state has permanently altered my life in ways I couldn't have imagined during earlier stages of my journey.
Jeny Olvera, Cofounder
WHAT IS THE WAVY MOVEMENT?
THE WAVY MOVEMENT WAS FOUNDED TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO TAKE INITIATIVE IN THEIR JOURNEY OF HEALTH, EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING, AND SPIRITUAL EMBODIMENT. WE ARE HERE TO EDUCATE OTHERS ON SEA MOSS, THE POWER OF PLANTS AND COMPASSIONATE LIVING!
I spent my first eight years of life in Ukraine, enduring extraordinarily challenging circumstances marked by poverty, abuse, and starvation. Due to parental neglect, my sister and I often found ourselves living on the streets. When we were abandoned by our family at the age of 6, we sought refuge in our first orphanage. For two years, we navigated the complexities of the Ukrainian orphanage system until our lives took a turn when we were adopted and brought to the USA.
Upon arriving in the United States, my health was in disarray due to a lack of proper nutrition, a safe environment, and the fulfillment of basic needs. Throughout my childhood and teenage years, I grappled with various challenges, including mental health issues, physical ailments such as warts, cavities, skin problems, allergies, digestive troubles, and the lasting impact of past traumas. Engaging in sports and physical activities became a way for me to momentarily escape the turmoil within.
Simultaneously, I was introduced to a world of abundance and freedoms that were entirely foreign to me. However, this abrupt change led to extreme behaviors and a struggle to find balance in my life. Driven by a fear of returning to starvation, I began hoarding food in my room, exacerbating anger and trust issues.
During my youth, I embarked on a path of counseling and therapy, gradually becoming more health-conscious. However, my focus was primarily on physical fitness, with less emphasis on proper nutrition and comprehensive mental well-being. My aspiration to join the NFL led to an obsession with consuming excess calories and building muscle, ultimately resulting in three lower back fractures. This marked my first exposure to alternative health options.
My journey into holistic health began with the discovery of a transformative book while working at GNC. This discovery ignited my interest in exploring holistic alternatives, prompting me to reevaluate my life's purpose and dietary choices. Over the years, I delved into the benefits of alkalinity, plant-based medicines, veganism, functional movement, and meditation. These discoveries had such a profound impact on my life that I embraced a vegan lifestyle, incorporated meditation into my daily routines, and even made changes to my musical preferences. Most significantly, I embarked on a path to heal the deep-seated trauma and imbalances that had haunted me since childhood. I am profoundly grateful for this life-altering transformation.