I have my kids to thank for my natural holistic living. It honestly wasn’t until I was pregnant, creating another human, when I became very conscious of what I was putting into my body and how I was going to birth this child into the world. I decided to go through Bradley Method birthing, which is a 12 week natural, husband-coached childbirth course. It was through this course that the lightbulb REALLY flipped on for me. For a first time Mom, it was amazing to have an in-depth class on how your body works, how to help birth your baby, how to create and implement a detailed birth plan and how most hospital interventions work. It was eye opening to learn that as the Mom I was in charge. I was the one who was able to say what did and didn’t happen to my body and my child. I also had a doula with me at the hospital to help me through all phases of labor and delivery. I highly recommend one. You won’t regret it.
So thankful I had the education when I delivered my baby. I then began looking at organic foods and natural wellness options so I was empowered at home as Mom. I respect practicing physicians and what they learned throughout their education, but for the years that I have done research on drug interactions, vaccines, western medical practices as well as natural medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture and naturopathic doctors I might as well have a PhD. However, I’m just labeled a natural or crunchy Mom. However, after all my experience in the last 7 years, I always advise Mom’s to go with their instincts, 10 times out of 10 we’re right.
This process of natural living was not an overnight process. It has been in the making over 7 years and I’m still in the process of furthering my education on the science of essential oils, biofeedback, energy meridians, NAET and so much more. But I am confident that I have chosen the best path for our family.
My children are some of the healthiest little ones I know. They are growing up knowing essential oils support their body systems and they feel better when using them. They are growing up knowing the doctors they see actually want to fix the root of the problem instead of mask the symptoms with a synthetic drug or assumption. They love and trust all of their doctors, they don’t fear them. We have worked hard to surround our family with a circle of physicians that also believe in the amazing healing power of the body when given the right tools.
I encourage you to take one step at a time in your journey. Don’t be overwhelmed by all the food options, the hearsay on what you should and shouldn’t do, but do your research and trust your instincts. I believe they will lead you down the right paths. I’m so happy your path led to me. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.