Having babies has been one of the most amazing blessings, but if I said it’s been all butterflies and rainbows every step of the way, I would be lying to ya.
The changes my body has undergone—having two c-sections, an umbilical hernia repair, and battling depression & anxiety postpartum— has NOT been easy.
Even despite those challenges, God has placed me on a path toward discovery who I am as a wife, mom, and person in this world.
To combat these challenges, I dove into educating myself on what I can do naturally—without numbing myself through medication.
🌱I eliminated artificial fragrance from my life—saying goodbye to Bath and Body Works products, Tide detergent, candles, and my great smelling shampoo & conditioner. More than 95% of chemicals in synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals. These toxins are capable of causing cancer, birth defects, nervous system disorders and allergies.
🌱Saying goodbye to toxic cleaning products that say on the warning label—call poison control if product is in your eyes, skin, or if inhaled without a fresh air source.
🌱The caffeine mistake: saying goodbye to caffeinated coffee—high levels of caffeine can cause higher levels of anxiety and cause damage to your adrenal glands overtime—leading damaged skin, brain fog, severe focus & concentration problems, fatigue, hair loss, and weight gain.
🌱Getting off birth control after 5 years—which caused depression & mood swings, hair loss, loss of libido, fatigue, and weight gain. Natural family planning has given me power and knowledge over my body.
🌱Working out and moving my body at least 3 times a week.
🌱Seeing medical professionals who educate me as opposed to giving me a pill to solve problems that can be solved with some simple life changes.
Thursday last week, I found out I was allergic to gluten, dairy, and peanuts. It ultimately explains so much of what I have been struggling with–despite all the other lifestyle changes.
Even though I know this is another step on the path to feeling my best, I am excited to start feeling better— making the best of everyday God blesses me with on Earth.
I will continue to share my journey with you all, in hopes of helping someone who may be going through something similar to me. By sharing my favorite meals and products, I hope you guys can help me along my journey, as I would love to help you along yours too—whatever that journey may look like for you!! We are stronger together!