I was only in my early 20’s and I thought I was dying. My hair was falling out in clumps. Every shower was a nightmare. I started leaving the lights off so I could pretend strands weren’t dripping from my body, sticking to my wet skin and disappearing down the drain.
I began to expand in size, acne set in around my jawline and became a permanent fixture of my face. I would wake up in the mornings and instinctively graze my fingers across my cheeks, hoping that the night had brought with it a miracle. There was never a miracle, until I tried a juice fast…
It was an act of desperation that brought dramatic results. Just three days of pressing fresh juices and consuming nothing else changed everything. My hair stopped shedding, my skin cleared completely and my body easily shed 10 of the 40 pounds I had recently gained. Alas, it was all temporary and after a month of resuming terrible habits, the symptoms returned in full force. But my mind had been permanently changed. I had observed first hand how making good choices can dramatically negate the effects of bad ones.
When my health crisis kicked off I had been burning the candle at both ends, working days and going to school in the evenings. I believe my symptoms were my body saying loud and clear, “ENOUGH. Slow the F down. ” And so I listened, and changed my entire life in many ways. Through trial and error I learned what foods aggravated my symptoms and which foods quelled them. I learned how to cook using whole foods, and I got really good at it. I began to replace more and more store bought products with home made ones. I stopped thinking negative thoughts about myself and others. I observed my symptoms slowly fade away, and eventually went to school for holistic nutrition so I could help others with unexplained health issues. Finally, I started my own business so I could work on my schedule, building my own dreams rather than someone else’s. Something had changed in me, and I liked it….and then this blog was born. I now spend my free time playing in the kitchen, sewing/thrifting for my online shop and raising two very busy boys. This is a place where I have combined my passion for healthy living, creativity, motherhood and entrepreneurship into one space. Grab a tea and hang with me…. let’s talk home made mom life!
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