By Sarah Nichols, Contributing Writer It has been 3 years since I started my real food journey. In that time I have come to the deep and profound understanding that our bodies really are affected by what we eat. When we feed our bodies nutrient-dense, nourishing foods, we feed our health. When we just consume Read More
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Image by Zaqqy J. For a few weeks now, I’ve been trying to work towards balancing my hormones. I’ve been trying to do this since Jacob was born, but it became even more important recently as some mild to moderate anxiety overcame me right around when I got my period back. That’s not so fun Read More
Image by Bruce Eric Anderson This post contains affiliate links. A friend of mine is expecting her third baby very soon and she just discovered that one of her little ones has hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Knowing that I have been learning about herbs for the last several years, she asked what natural Read More
Image by NDuran These days, a lot of children suffer from asthma, allergies, or frequent colds or sinus infections. I can barely scroll through Facebook each day without seeing that someone’s child has one of these issues. The usual treatment for these issues is the use of corticosteroids, which some children end up using quite frequently, Read More
Image by goosmurf It’s been a little over two weeks now since Ben started on his new protocol. He’s been back to the accupuncturist each week to check on his progress. It hasn’t been easy. The first full week, Ben did not feel well at all. He was very tired and felt sick in general. Read More
Image by goosmurf Many of you know that we are currently (for the most part) following the GAPS diet, primarily to help Ben (my husband) heal from years of yeast issues, fatigue, and food allergies. We’ve been on it for about 6 weeks now, and have had limited success. I’ve felt, for awhile, like something Read More
Recently we’ve been talking about a lot of different health and wellness issues! Adrenal fatigue has been a big one. But hypothyroidism often goes hand-in-hand with adrenal issues, and can cause serious problems, especially in women. How do you know if you have it? And if you do, what next? First of all, let’s look Read More
Adrenal fatigue is something that is becoming extremely pervasive in this country. A lot of people are suffering from it because the adrenals are very sensitive, and are easily taxed by stress, poor nutrition, and lots of other circumstances that are pervasive in our country. Unfortunately, a lot of health problems are pervasive in our Read More
I should start this off by noting that we did not get formally tested to see if we had whooping cough, so you may decide to dismiss this post outright. But it is going around locally, our children are not vaccinated, and we had symptoms that matched up with whooping cough. I hesitated to even Read More
**This post has been entered in Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist and Works for Me Wednesdays at We are THAT Family!** In honor of National Breast Cancer month, I thought I’d take this one on. :) Most of the information we’re hearing in the mainstream media and from conventional doctors does not actually Read More
A few months back, I interviewed someone about her experience with thyroid disease and natural healing. I have a new update to share with you now! If you haven’t read the original story, go back and read it now.
Here’s the new interview:
When I first thought about this post, I thought, people in this society seem to have very different definitions of what “health” is. I hear just about everyone saying “My child is so healthy!” while diabetes, heart disease, obesity, etc. runs rampant. Clearly not everyone is healthy! I thought, it’s pretty easy to say “I’m not healthy” once you’ve already caught a serious or chronic illness, but up until that point, it’s not so easy.