A Message from Founder, April Brancamp
I am the mother of three boys who, in the past, suffered from hyperactivity and other health issues that often left our entire family exhausted and frustrated. For example, my then-4-year-old could not play for more than five minutes at a time, and suffered from a weak immune system. My boys were constantly sick. They suffered from sensory issues (Sensory Processing Disorder) and multiple food allergies. Over-the-counter and prescription medications didn’t help. In fact, any pharmaceutical they took led to bad reactions (I later discovered that my sons, like many children diagnosed as “sensitive”, were unable to metabolize the formulations). The situation became so chaotic that we were often unable to go out in public as a family.
Out of desperation, I began to research wellness alternatives. I studied multiple approaches to holistic healing, including essential oils, energy medicine, reflexology, biofeedback, muscle testing, AromaTouch Technique certification, nutrition, detox and elimination diets, and protocols to strengthen the immune system.
I became a Master Reiki Practitioner, and received a diploma from the Institute of Nutritional Leadership. I banked an incredible amount of knowledge from functional medicine doctors, naturopaths and homeopathic doctors, and applied the techniques and lessons I learned from them to my own family. I now want to educate families on how you can control your family's health!
How I can help you, click here.
I discovered the importance of holistic health in early childhood
The results for my family have been dramatic and overwhelmingly positive.
Today, my boys are healthy, vibrant, happy kids, and the stress and worry that plagued my life has been replaced by a new energy and creativity. The worry and feel of helplessness has now been replaced with hope for our future.
What an amazing journey this has been! I won’t pretend that it was easy. I often felt alone, and there were many tears along the way. But my learning curve has left me with a profound respect for holistic practices, and a passion to share my alternative healing expertise with you.
I know that when you and your family are unwell, to say that you are feeling “overwhelmed” is an understatement. The good news is that you are not alone. I’m here to help you on your journey. There is a growing awareness about the holistic treatments I’ll be sharing with you, and this means that we have a community. Whether your arrival here is the result of curiosity, serendipity, or necessity, you will find resources, tips and tools to support you and your family on your road to wellness.
April’s columns for The Relationship Blogger.
April’s podcasts for the international spirituality radio show Beacon of Light.
Sign up for the Essentially April Newsletter and receive notifications of new blog posts.
Essentially April is also on Facebook and Instagram.