The Best Lifestyle for Kidney Health

Andrea Breaux
4 min readAug 21, 2022

The King slid along the Malibu Canyon forest floor, under and over, composting leaves. It began winding up a vine twined around an oak tree.

“Annie, walk straight towards me, don’t stop, don’t look left or right. Just keep walking to me.”

LJ slowly backed down the path as he kept his eyes on the snake, which had paused at Annie’s shoulder. “If she brushes the vine, he might bite,” he thought.

Annie calmly moved to LJ and followed him as he continued to back down the path. They cleared the shadow of the tree and stepped into the sunlight.

He hugged her, “there was a snake on the vine you were walking past.”

“Could you tell what kind?”

“It had red, white, and black rings, probably a scarlet king snake. They are not poisonous, but their bite is painful and causes swelling.”

“The last king snake I saw was by our house not long ago. It was at least five feet long, huge! Why are they called King snakes?”

“Because they are the predators of other snakes,” said LJ as he paused to drink water. They also eat lizards, rodents, birds, and eggs.”

“Well, thanks for saving my life; how about I return the favor and feed you a delicious lunch?”



Andrea Breaux

Andrea started based on her goal to inspire a shift in consciousness that recognizes food-as-medicine as the core of good health.