Wednesday, June 14, 2017

It's all about the chemicals...

I've always been somewhat of a crunchy mama. It wasn't until I was driven for answers to my own health dilemmas that I got down to the nitty gritty of finding the missing puzzle pieces.

I'll post about the health issues (and what finally clicked for me) at a later time.

I'm more about sharing my solutions, because I'm about helping others. It's what I love to do.

In 2005, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and its resulting downward spiral of my health. More on that later and how I went about learning more about alternative medicine and restorative nutrition. It was a process that took many years, and many years wasted being angry at doctors for their lack of initiative in learning more about alternative solutions.

In 2007, I started eliminating commercial cleaning products and personal care products from my life, and replacing them with the "less toxic" commercial versions of the same products. I moved to a new state and a new home and began to love the locally grown and CONVENIENT food options that came with the area farms, farmers' markets and food cooperatives.  More on that later, and how to find fresh, local, organic non-gmo foods to fit your budget.

In 2013, I started purging the less-toxic-but-still-not-great cleaning products and personal care products from my home, and I started replacing them with essential oils.  More on that later and how I chose my oils.

In 2014, I started the journey of having my amalgam fillings removed and replaced, and restoring the health of my mouth.  Amalgam is bad, y'all. It's mercury.   More on that later and how I went about the research and restoration process. I still didn't feel wonderful and young and vibrant like I thought I should, and started looking again at my nutrition. More on that later, and how I discovered all about food sensitivities, and even more about environmental toxins that were hindering my health.

In 2015, I completed the dental restoration process and discovered a local functional medicine doctor who took me deeper into answers.  More on that later, and how functional medicine is good, and different in its approach to restoring health.

Here I am in 2017, working hard to finish out this season of life and homeschooling my youngest with a bang...and I'm still learning more and more as I go. I'm feeling better, but still struggling with occasional autoimmune flareups.  I've discovered some products that help me deal with the flare-ups..."my rescue remedies", I call them.  More about my rescue remedies later.

I try as best I can to make my home a place of tranquility.  I treasure peace and joy as added bonuses of living a life of simplicity.  I guard my home and body from the onslaught of daily toxins that come at us from our environments (did you know that indoor air quality much poorer than the outdoor quality in the average home?) and by what we put on and in our bodies.

I still use the oils.  I still eat well.  I haven't seen my favorite functional medicine doctor in almost two years because I haven't needed to. I still do my best to live clean. And I've also invested my time into sharing Norwex products, home-healthy ideas, nutritional hacks and health related new research that I uncover with others as an extension of who I am and what is important to me.

More on that later...but for now