I often get asked my opinion on various things regarding health and nutrition. I probably follow along the lines of a ‘crunchy mama’, but definitely not to a T. I have always been conscientious about what I put in the bodies of those in my household. As the kids have gotten older and sensitivities have come out, not just in them but myself as well, that care extends to what we put ON our bodies and also what we use in our home.
It really makes me so sad to see people out there who think they have to live sick all the time, and don’t really think for themselves or educate themselves on what would truly be advantageous to change. Every time, it makes me want to reach out and share my knowledge and use my nursing instinct to educate. It doesn’t have to be like this! There ARE other ways!
The thing is, it’s all about the bottom line for companies. MOST (not all) companies don’t necessarily care what they put in their products as long as you buy it. And as long as you buy it, they will continue to make it, and all the while you have no idea what harm it is doing to your body on the inside! How it’s affecting your organs, cells, and tissues. It’s no different when you buy food! Buy organic, create more demand for organic, etc. Most doctors don’t even have a concept about the fact that nutrition plays such a crucial role in our overall body health. They simply were not taught NUTRITION in school. Most are just good for pushing medication after medication that only mask the symptoms and create more symptoms and side effects. Most don’t take the time to get to the root of the problem, which is mostly because there are so many people with so many problems that they only have a limited number of hours in the day to deal with!
Unfortunately, for several I know, including myself, the harm that these things are doing on the inside is becoming apparent on the outside. Eczema, auto immune diseases, adrenal fatigue, and behavioral issues, just to name a few, are things that are going on inside that are likely caused by outside substances that are harming our bodies. It’s so hard to reverse the effects that have compounded over the years. I’m dealing with that right now personally. Slowly but surely I will overcome this!
Come on people! It’s time to think for ourselves and educate ourselves if we want to begin any sort of change for the benefit of our family’s health, before it becomes too difficult to reverse without major consequence. I for one am so thankful that God has led me to the alternatives and knowledge that He has, for the benefit of my family’s health. Nutrition has always been important to me, especially since having children and now my passion seeps over into other families who are crying desperately for help, but not receiving the answers they need.
As parents, we want the best for our kids, however, many of us do not have adequate time or resources to devote towards researching and purchasing nutritious products for our family. We can buy based on “natural” or “organic” labels, but that does not necessarily mean something is healthy or nutritious! These terms can still be full of junky carbs, unhealthy fats, and highly processed sugars! I am not perfect. I still cave into the propaganda sometimes, because it is SO much easier. This momma is tired and has many plates spinning 24/7. I get it. I know how hard it can be. It’s usually in these times that my children come down with something or behavior goes out the window. It takes a nice slap in the face from a long night or extremely trying day to get back to the reality of healthy eating.
Something as simple as a traffic light can teach your family how to distinguish the good from the bad. Something as simple as a Brainy Breakfast can get your child’s body and mind prepared for the day ahead. I know it’s cold now, but even a few minutes of physical activity each day can be boosting for the mind and body. It doesn’t HAVE to be hard! This is why I teach LEAN nutrition and recommend the products that I do. THIS is my calling!