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

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Sewing Project: Essential Oil Travel Holder

I'm always overwhelmed by the sheer volume of oils I think I need to take with me when I travel. Honestly, do I really need a dozen bottles of oil? Truthfully, probably not, so long as I take the big 4 (Tea Tree, Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint). But let's face it, I like to be … Continue reading Sewing Project: Essential Oil Travel Holder

Holistic Bee Sting Care and Treatment

Welp, it happened. My first bee sting! Not the first ever in my life, just the first from my own bees. My husband and I were out at the hive yesterday evening trying to rectify the free-form comb situation that had developed. We added more frames to give them  some space as they've already begun … Continue reading Holistic Bee Sting Care and Treatment

Reflux

Holy over diagnosis, Batman! Every newborn has reflux? False. *DISCLAIMER* I speak only from my own experience, I am not attempting to solicit medical advice. Always consult a physician with your concerns regarding your baby's health. As a mom, nothing is more disturbing to see than your newborn projectile spitting up what appears to be … Continue reading Reflux

Homemade ACV

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a staple at my house. We use it for everything from medicine, to cooking, to health and beauty. It truly is indispensable. While I was making a medicinal ACV drink for my husband who was plagued by congestion, allergies, and sore throat, I noticed we were almost out of ACV! … Continue reading Homemade ACV

Tinctures

I'm a huge fan of herbal medicine. I believe that God endowed creation with everything we would need in order to heal sickness, eat healthily, and thrive as His children with all of that joy and gratitude rolling up to him as praise and worship. It's no secret to those who know me that I … Continue reading Tinctures

MTHFR

No, it's not text shorthand for a swear word... MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. Wonderful! But what is it? It's a gene, more specifically a genetic mutation. And I have it! MTHFR gene is responsible for the methylation or processing of amino acids (component parts of proteins) within the body. Specifically, it is responsible for … Continue reading MTHFR

Top 5 Favorite Herbal/Alternative Medicine Resources

I am that person in my family that gets made fun of for being a crazy hippie who teaches yoga and avoids doctor visits. I'm also that person in my family that every one calls asking for home remedies when they feel sick or get injured. I wear both hats proudly. My sister frequently asks … Continue reading Top 5 Favorite Herbal/Alternative Medicine Resources

The Change

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