Friday, January 18, 2013

Let the Journey Begin

I guess I should start by saying that I've always been interested in the more natural ways of living that puts my children in less danger of toxins.  I read on a regular basis how the things we eat, or the things we put in contact with our body cause different sicknesses and diseases. The more shocking thing is that many of those illnesses are causes by the conveniences we have in our lives, or things designed to make our life better.

The list of things that have health side effects is EXTENSIVE.  Say for instance: medicines, plastics, preservatives, chemicals, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, antibacterial agents and cleaners... of course the list goes on.  The shocking thing is that many commercial products contain ingredients that cause cancers, birth defects, and imbalances in the body.

In the last four years my health has been deteriorating even though I am only in my mid thirties.  My weight has spiraled out of control, my hormones are imbalanced, my body is unhealthy and the many medications that I've tried to help me succeed in righting this situation has not helped.  Not too long ago, I considered getting gastric bypass surgery to help with losing the excess weight I've put on in the last 9 years.  For some reason, I thought no, I can't do that.  Its so drastic and scary.  Kudos to those of you who did it!  I'm just too chicken!

I began researching "clean living".  It is such a huge project to research.  What is clean living?  Natural foods? Toxin-free lifestyle?  I've started small.

1) I raise chickens for eggs.  They are free range and antibiotic free.  There are no chemicals in my birds, no pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, or unnatural foods.

2)  I've been growing a small garden every year, and this year I hope to make a bigger one.

3) I'm learning about therapeutic grade essential oils.  One VERY important thing I've learned is that there is a difference between a therapeutic grade oil and one that has been diluted or altered.

I'm hoping that this blog will focus on my journey and I will be able to share my Do's, Dont's, and adventures along the way.  Hopefully people will be able to come visit and get educated more on ways they can help themselves and their family.

I am using Young Living Essential Oils and I've become a distributor so that I can get them wholesale and offer them for sale to others.  If you have any questions about any of the oils I'm learning about, please feel free to contact me.

Let the Journey Begin!