I was blessed in the midst of health crisis back in 2012 to encounter the "back to basics" trend. Because I wasn't alone in my prescription birth control instigated health issues, (infertility, low estrogen, high testosterone, intestinal permeability, malnutrition, anaphylactic food allergies, food sensitivity, hair loss, weight loss, tooth decay, etc.) There was a bit … Continue reading What is Back to Eden Gardening?
What Keeps me Going
I've just sort of accepted the fact that my physical body is temporary. My body is broken and I struggle with chronic health issues stemming from autoimmunity triggered by prescription medications and birth control usage. God has redeemed many of the issues I faced in my initial confrontation with sickness 5 years ago, one of … Continue reading What Keeps me Going
Finally knowing what was wrong with my body gave me a foundation on which to build back my health. I was allergic to egg yolks, brewers yeast, corn, wheat, gluten and a whole host of environmental allergens, not the least of which were the azalea bushes that lined the walk in front of my house. … Continue reading The Reset
I scheduled my first appointment with Dr. Karen Solomon at Integrative Health and Chiropractic in Morehead City, North Carolina. I had been referred there by my dear friend and mentor, Cindy, who had found much relief in seeing Dr. Karen. I didn't really know what to expect, other than that my insurance wasn't going to … Continue reading The Testing
***DISCLAIMER: I will preface this post by saying that Western medicine has its place and I certainly know that not all medical professionals are incompetent; quite the opposite, in fact. I was very glad to have them around when I was delivering my baby. That said, my experience with doctors and medical professionals as a … Continue reading The Mystery
After a total of 7 weeks with no bowel movements, I looked about 6 months pregnant and my husband and I were both getting a little worried. A close friend and mentor of mine from church sensed I wasn't feeling well and she asked me if I had ever tried an elimination diet. I had … Continue reading The Experiment
I was sidelined in my training for about two weeks by a severe sinus infection. I was used to having sinus infections because I got them a lot as a kid, so I postponed seeing the doctor about it. I controlled the symptoms with Alka-Seltzer and stayed hydrated with sports drinks, not realizing how bad it was … Continue reading The Sickness
With some help from my husband, I eventually recognized that my lifestyle was not super healthy and I knew I was not feeling my best. I made a commitment to get fit while my husband was deployed. I had always enjoyed running so I set a goal for myself to run a ½ marathon. I … Continue reading The Change
The Former Lifestyle
My adventure down the road to holistic health began with a lot of poor habits, emotional stress, and physical strain. My husband enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2010, 6 months after we were married. Our first anniversary was spent apart while he was at MCRD San Diego. So many different emotions were … Continue reading The Former Lifestyle
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