Why do I do what I do? Meaning, why am I so passionate about essential oils and natural health? If you don’t know me, let me fill you in. Those who know me understand a little about the journey my family has been through. It has been a decade-long journey filled with unfruitful and harmful doctor visits, and many specialists resulting in figuring out why my children were so sick.
Many believe it’s normal for kids today to have constant infections, runny noses, congestion, auto-immune, GI tract problems, and ear infections. It really isn’t. Just ask your grandparents or great-grandparents, if you are lucky enough to still have them around.
You’ll also notice our young generation is heavier than the previous one or our grandparents’ generation. Parents are generally thinner than their adolescent or young adult children. You can thank a more toxic environment for that (fat is a body’s way to protect itself from toxins) and the additional hormone disruptors found just about everywhere today (food, water, plastics, etc) only add to the issue.
There has been a huge change, in a short generation or two, of how healthy we are today.
And in my humble opinion, our go-to is not doing any good. The medical profession only band-aids the symptoms, allowing the true issue to fester under that band-aid. In addition is a treat-all-the same approach, which can be utterly devastating to some.
Our lives have changed so much over the past decade. My children are now healthy, we rarely get sick, and if we do, our immune systems are strong enough to get over it quickly. What a huge difference!
Our first steps were identifying we had food allergies and intolerances. Food allergies are somewhat rare, while food intolerances are much more common than people realize. There are many reasons for this, but we won’t go into that today. Again, it’s something that’s happened relatively recently to cause food allergies and intolerances to become so prevalent.
Removing the foods causing issues allowed for the immune system to take a break. Did you know the top 10 food allergens are found in almost every pre-packaged food?!! Your body is on a daily basis constantly fighting foods that are interpreted by your body as an invader, putting your immune system on full alert. It isn’t until you entirely remove those foods that your body gets a break and can return a more normal state. A great way to figure out food allergens and intolerances is an IgG blood panel, or less expensive an elimination diet.
The change that really made a difference, put us over the edge with our wellness, was being introduced to essential oils.
It allowed me to treat my family naturally and definitely was more economical than doctor visits and medicine. The best part is I could stop things in their tracks as soon as a sniffle or a cough showed up. And no more late night visits to the pharmacy or waiting until the next morning to hope to get in and see someone. My medicine cabinet was at home and it was all natural!
My kids have a genetic variation, a few of them actually, but MTHFR is one that got them into serious trouble with over-the-counter and pharmaceuticals. With MTHFR you don’t easily detox, which means something like Tylenol can be lethal. You’ve heard that some people can’t take Tylenol because it creates dangerous liver toxicity? Well, for my kids this means they don’t metabolize it, don’t break it down, and it builds up in the liver to toxic levels.
The thing is, this isn’t only Tylenol we are talking about. It’s almost anything synthetic that your body doesn’t know what to do with. Anything synthetic is toxic to your body. If you have a healthy methylation cycle, you can detox more effectively than someone with MTHFR. That’s why not everyone has an issue.
How common is MTHFR? An estimated 40-60% of the population has it. And unless you see a specialist, most likely a functional medicine doctor, you won’t be tested for it.
This. This is why I am so passionate about what I do.
My kids. Your kids. You. Me.
If I can just help one family. It’s worth it.
Please, if you haven’t tried essential oils, contact me for more information. I hold regular online and in-person essential oils classes.
If you want to learn more about other alternative types of medicine, such as energy medicine, let me know. That can be done locally (in-person) or remotely. And I teach on that subject as well. Just let me know.
I am here to support families in need.
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