Mold

Mold. Do you know it? Is it something you've ever given much thought to? Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it out of my mind, or my home right now. It's my reality. 
Through a series of strategically ordered tests, I learned my cortisol levels were way beyond normal. That was the first red flag. Once I tested my home and found a high mold count, urine testing was done to check my mycotoxin levels. Unfortunately, the test came back showing crazy high numbers. My current diagnosis is that my body is in distress due to a mycotoxin called ochratoxin A. My doctor’s words to me were: “Your body is operating in survival mode.” 

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Winter Wellness Gameplan

Winter Wellness Gameplan

Did you know, what makes you feel icky when you’re sick is actually your immune system doing its job and eliminating bugs & toxins from your body? It's not actually the germs themselves that make you feel sick. Essential oils help boost your immune system, help detox, and even help kill the germs itself.  But they do not suppress the body's natural detox process...nor should you really want it to. Your body wants and needs all that ick to be out. Keep reading to map out your gameplan for attacking any winter germs that come your way. 


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Estrogen Reset

Estrogen Reset

I recently found out I have high levels of estrogen stored in my body and eating a diet rich in fiber helps to flush (ie poop) out the excess. Too much estrogen can wreak havoc on one’s body and I am tired of being tired. I am weary of the mood swings. I am ready to shed the extra pounds that keep piling on. 


So, since I want my body to function optimally, I plan to listen to my doctor and increase my fiber intake by eating more fruits and vegetables each day. In fact, I’m taking it a step further and cutting out meat for the next month -not indefinitely-it’s just a reset . Conventionally raised beef is loaded with antibiotics and growth hormones that stay with the animal and get passed on to the consumer. By eating grain-fed, non-organic meat, I am loading my body with even more estrogen.

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How I Stopped My Thyroid Meds

How I Stopped My Thyroid Meds
I was on thyroid medication for seven years and now I’m not. I’m over-the-moon grateful for this! 
The change didn't happen overnight. It took years of making lifestyle changes. Disease isn’t like an injury. It doesn't happen in one day. It just takes years to show up, making it appear rather sudden.


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The Compound Effect

The Compound Effect
Being unhealthy doesn’t just happen overnight. I didn’t go to bed one night perfectly fine and wake up with disease the next day. Disease and illness began LONG before I saw signs of it. Its a result of choices I made daily that compounded over time. Genetics may have played a part, but they're not the only player in the game. 

On the flip side, healing from any kind of chronic illness also takes efforts of compounding. Daily choices continue to play into how I feel and if I recover. 


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