Kayla Potega, the owner, author, and operator of the healthy living website, The Eclectic Element, has been blogging for 5+ years, all of which started from a simple urge to be productive when she found herself bedbound for over 10 months due to her chronic Lyme Disease condition. Falling ill when she was just 14 years old in January of 2004, Kayla has been battling her Lyme condition, amongst other things, for going on 10+ long years of doctors, therapies, and treatments.
Figuring out early on that her body just couldn't handle traditional Western medications and treatments, Kayla and her mother Joanne sought a more natural and holistic approach to her condition which inevitably started the cascade of events that lead not only Kayla, but her whole family to seek out a healthier, happier lifestyle filled with natural and organic foods, an active lifestyle, more eco-friendly and green practices, homesteading adventures, and a healthy approach to life in general.
In her spare time Kayla also loves to create one of a kind pieces of upcycled jewelry keeping with the eco-friendly and green theme. Her work can be found on Etsy in both of her shops, The Eclectic Element: Handcrafted and The Eclectic Element: Vintage.