Reason for blog

A lot of people ask me what made me decide to start writing a blog. I first got the idea after finding out that I might need a transplant. I was searching the internet for other people dealing with the same things I was, because I really needed to know that I was not alone. I found a website called Cystic Life which is kind of a social network for those of us dealing with the disease. It was great because I got to see how others deal with CF. I saw that blogging was a way that many of them were sharing what was going on in their lives.

So I started this blog. I found that it was a great way to get things off my chest. More than anything else, it has been a way for me to raise awareness too, and that has been the biggest blessing I could have asked for. I have people reading my blog and learning about what Cystic Fibrosis is. I couldn't ask for more than that.


  1. Hi Kayla, I went to an interesting health seminar in Florida a couple of weeks ago. A representative from Positive Power Nutrition said that 98% percent of disease is caused by imbalance in the body as follows: 90% pH balancing, 5% mineral balancing, 3% hormone balancing and 2% energy balancing. According to the seminar speaker, you can reverse and control cystic fibrosis and other diseases by adjusting the diet to more alkaline foods. According to Dr. Robert O Young, an overly acidic body is what makes mucus. The book The pH Miracle:Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health by Dr. Robert O. Young offers much advice on ways to decrease mucus in the body. Highly alkaline foods like cucumbers, celery, tomatos, avocados, broccoli, and red beets are very beneficial to the body. Vegetables need to be eaten raw to stay alkaline. Cooked vegetables and other foods like sugar, meat, bread and cheese create acid in the body.

    One carrot supplies a full day's worth of vitamin A. Raw wheat germ like Bob's Red Mill wheat germ has natural source of folate and zinc. Zinc helps heal wounds. Red bell peppers and oranges are excellent sources of vitamin C. Citrus like lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges should be eaten separately from alkaline foods since they are acids when they go into the body. However, they become alkaline after ingestion. Lemons and garlic are anti-fungal and anti-microbial and anti-mycotoxin. Grapefruit juice is also very drying to the body and high in vitamin C. It will help dry up mucus and build your immunity. Make sure it is 100% juice that is not from concentrate. Raw almonds are high in Vitamin E. To soak almonds, put 1/3 cup raw almonds in 1 cup water. Soak overnight. To make almond milk, put 1/3 cup soaked almonds in a blender with 1 cup water. Blend on high until white and creamy. Strain. It will stay fresh for 3 days in the fridge.

    Many CF sufferers get relief from Himalayan mineral salt which has a pH of 8.4. Aluminum free baking soda also has a pH in the 8s and eliminates acid immediately. An adult dose is 1/4 teaspoon in an 8 oz glass of water. Use pH test strips from a health food store to test the pH. The healing range is 7.3 to 7.4.

    I have healed many problems in my body caused by excess acid. I hope you get relief as well. Best of luck to you and yours!


  2. Hi Kayla ,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog One Breath at a Time has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 75 Cystic Fibrosis Blogs on the web.

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 75 Cystic Fibrosis Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


  3. hi Kayla,
    my name is Cerine and i am from lebanon. i have cystic fibrosis too. i was really glad i found your blog because i was searching a lot to meet people just like me :)
    you know in the Arabic world it is something really scary or bizarre and people will run away from you the moment you say you have cystic fibrosis :/
    it will be my pleasure to make contact with you
    my facebook account: Cerine T. Akoury
    and my emails: or