Join Me in Changing our Children's Future
When I think of all the reasons why I research, why I make food from scratch, why I avoid chemicals, and why I have a health blog, there are only three that ultimately matter to me.
My three girls, who I affectionately refer to online as Buttons, Bean, and Baby Bear, are the reason I desperately swim upstream of the healthcare current. Having kids causes us to rethink our whole way of living.
Whereas you might be okay treating your body and your mind like garbage, you cannot imagine doing the same thing to your kids.
Whereas you might be okay being exhausted with poor health and living a mediocre life, you cannot imagine your kids living the same way.
Not only will our children likely live shorter lives, but they will spend their entire lives struggling. Not only are our children currently struggling with eczema and asthma, but obesity and preventable illnesses like Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease will impact their generation like never before.
I am not going to stand for that, and neither should you.
You might be asking, "But how am I supposed to change all that?" It's simple, but not easy: You can impact our world by changing your own family's life. All it takes is making small changes. Small changes over time create one big change.
I've been reminded lately that we're all at different points in our journey.
When I started my family on the GAPS diet, people thought it was a drastic change to make. It was big, I'll admit, but we had already made so many changes in our diet due to eczema and food allergies, that making the switch to GAPS seemed like a good step--not a giant leap. But if you're still eating the typical Canadian/American diet, then doing GAPS would certainly seem overwhelming.
My mission is to share information that will inspire parents to make the changes necessary to have healthy homes and healthy families.
I am sharing what I am learning so that I can create a ripple effect that extends farther than my own family and makes a greater impact than I could make on my own.
Whether you're just starting out or have been on this journey for a while like me, there is always something new to learn!
So today I want to share with you some of the resources that I have found helpful along my journey, as well as some new ones that I am learning from right now:
- 100 Days of Real Food
- Kitchen Stewardship
- Keeper of the Home
- Wellness Mama
- vintage TRADITION
- Plant Therapy Essential Oils
- Weston A. Price Foundation
Books & Videos:
- Fed Up is a documentary that highlights how harmful sugar is and why calories in vs calories out isn't solving the obesity epidemic. You can watch or buy it on Amazon.
- Death by Food Pyramid
- Eat the Yolks
- Gut & Psychology Syndrome (GAPS)
- Nourishing Traditions
- Vaccine Illusion
The Natural Cures Movement (Oct 6-13, 2014)
The Natural Cures Movement includes natural remedies and treatment protocols for specific conditions like hypothyroidism, autoimmune disease, arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. The home remedies and natural cures you will discover could help you begin a path to better health and disease prevention.
Here are a few of the presenters for the Natural Cures Movement:
Dr. Joseph Mercola, Take Control of Your Health & Insulin Dr. Josh Axe, Natural Cures for Leaky Gut Sayer Ji, 10 Food Medicines That Could Save Your Life Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Overcoming Gluten Sensitivity Katie Wellness Mama, The Coconut Oil Cure Suzy Cohen, RPh, Natural Remedies for Thyroid & Autoimmune Disease Vani Hari, How to Cure Yourself Despite Food Companies and Your Doctor
The Wellness Family Summit (Oct 13-20, 2014)
Here are a few of the presenters for the Wellness Family Summit:
- TOM O’BRYAN, Why Gluten Is a Bigger Problem Than You Think
- HEATHER DESSINGER, How To Create Natural Personal Health Care Products That Actually Work
- ADRIENNE, How Food Affects Behavior & How To Eat Special Diets On a Budget
- KATIE KIMBALL, Real Food For Real Life and Budget
- MAMA NATURAL, Natural Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding and Childhood
- DR. JOSH AXE, Supporting Your Family's Health With Traditional Nutrition and Real Food
- ALISA VITTI, Balancing Hormones and Learning to Adjust to Your Cycle