There are so many parts of what makes you you. Even the best scientists can't completely explain how our bodies work and the many different parts communicate with each other. When we are sick, say for instance with a cold, a doctor might give us medicine for a runny nose, cough or fever. Those medicines do help the symptoms, but they don't treat the root cause of the illness. Part of what I am striving for, both for my animals and for my family, is to treat holistically. The reductionist view of medicine currently being practiced in our country causes countless people to continue in "sick care" instead of supporting full health and wellness. The eco-system has systems in place to create balance from the tiniest bacteria that live in a puddle to the Elephants and Lions that thunder on the Savannah, the great Redwood forests of northern California, and even the Ozone in the atmosphere that surrounds our planet. How is it then, that within our modern human bodies we have come to such a place of imbalance? How do we restore the balance within? On this page I will attempt to share with you what I have learned, and what we are doing to restore our health.
Here you will find our family's favorite recipes that incorporate the use of food as medicine. I am by no means an expert but hopefully our recipes can help you too. To learn more about food as medicine, click HERE.
We use herbs on a daily basis to help keep us strong, nourished, and balanced. Some of these we self prescribe as part of a health regimen, but Josh and I both see naturopathic clinicians as well to help fine tune our use and to make sure we are treating things appropriately. To hearn more about growing herbs click HERE
Our family LOVES to use essential oils for our health and well being! We almost exclusively use DoTerra Essential oils for their purity and safety. If you want to learn more, click HERE.
Important thought: I cannot tell you how much herbs and other natural treatments have helped us! I do also have to caution, though, that because Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals, and Essential Oils are bioactive, they can also interact with prescription medications sometimes. So please, PLEASE make sure you check with your doctor or pharmacist before adding anything to your regimen if you have chronic health conditions or medications you are using. Also, the FDA requires we tell you that they have not evaluated any statements about alternative medicine treatments to prove that any of the information I am sharing with you about herbs or essential oils is true...weird!