I am a wife and mama to three kiddos, well my oldest is in college but she is still my kiddo. Fun fact- I met my husband in middle school- he is pretty camera shy though so you may not see him much on here. I am also a first time puppy mama to Luna and work in the healthcare field.
After the birth of my last child I started to notice that I was having a lot of pain. To make a long story short that pain turned out to be Rheumatoid Arthritis. My first autoimmune disorder. I delayed any treatment at that time because I was breastfeeding my youngest and that was very important to me. Instead I started to investigate diet and it’s role in autoimmune disease. That is when I learned about all the trendy words we are hearing about today like “leaky gut” and “adrenal fatigue” and how inflammatory foods like dairy, gluten and sugar played such a role in triggering autoimmune disease.
It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with a second autoimmune disease that I started to investigate other triggers including environmental causes like toxic products in our home. Upon doing that research it felt like I opened Pandora’s box. One discovery led to another. Everything from my perfume to the soap with the blue dye I was using for my dishes- I was finding it all contained very harmful chemicals. Also the way I made my money was very stressful and I am sure sped up the rate of which these diseases attacked my body.
It was at that point I had to make a decision. I could take that information and turn a blind eye and hope for the best or I could take action.
I chose to take action. I fumbled along quite a bit until I found a wonderful company that I fully trust that made it simple to “ditch and switch” all those nasty chemicals out. I take it one month at a time now.
I can’t wait to share this journey with you and share all the nuggets I have learned along the way.