You might be wondering…. “Who the heck is behind this blog? And what made her decide to create it?”
Well, here goes…. My name is Patty. I am a full-time Mom to three wonderful kids and wife to an amazingly kind and dear man. I have two daughters and one son. My oldest is a full-time student at the University of Akron and is getting ready to start law school. My middle child is currently in fifth grade and is home-schooled by yours truly. My youngest is my son who is in fourth grade currently.
Yes, all my children are my most precious accomplishments. However, my youngest really holds a special place in my heart. You see, he is autistic and also has ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and whole bunch of other multi-syllable words. This amazing, sweet, and funny kid has really been dealt a crappy hand. But we are enjoying life! On a weekly basis, we are running to many appointments such as: counseling, group counseling (to help with social skills), speech therapy, occupational therapy and doctors’ appointments!
As you can imagine, being a Mom to this crazy bunch is really a full-time job. So to keep my sanity (what’s left of it), I decided to start this blog. I believe in trying to live a healthier lifestyle than we have in the past. I want to share what I have learned with people who are just starting to explore this idea.
With the rising costs of healthcare and an economy that is looking pretty dismal, people are turning to more natural ways of staying healthy and curing whatever might be ailing them.
One method that many people (including myself) are turning to is herbal healing.
I have been researching healthy living through natural methods. Herbal healing, homeopathic remedies, essential oils, eating healthier… you name it and I’m researching. I have started raising my own herbs and have been making healthier meals for my family.
So here I am. Studying “alternative” medicine. That phrase just makes me crazy. Let’s think about this, shall we?
- Dreamed up by pharmaceutical companies as a way to make a profit. Have you had to get a prescription filled recently? Holy smokes! More often than not, the drugs cost more than the office visit! I know many people who spend $300 to over $1,000 a MONTH for medications that their doctors have prescribed. How often have you heard of someone taking one medication to counteract the side effects of another one they are taking? Is that really healthy? I don’t think so.
- Peddled by physicians who get “incentives” from the drug companies to push their products. Now don’t get me wrong… I love our family physician. She is amazing. However, she is open to more natural forms of healing. AND she understands that we are not made of money when it comes to paying for prescriptions. She is a rare breed of doctor – one with an open mind.
- Approved by the FDA. Don’t get me started on the FDA. This is a federal governmental agency that approves products that MAY help with one issue but have side effects that can number a dozen or more and quite often, the side effects are far WORSE than the condition the drug is treating. How many times have we heard of drugs that the FDA approved that are now causing serious issues, sometimes even including death? You’ve seen those commercials about the class-action lawsuits. Should we really be putting our health into the hands of our government?
Now let’s talk about healing with plants and essential oils.
These are not new concepts. Through the ages, people have used plants and oils in healing. It’s only really been since the beginning of the 20th century, that these old ways have been pushed aside to make room for “modern” medicine. Sure, people may be living longer today, but what about the QUALITY of life they are living?
I love the fact that I am off all my medications. Not only do I feel great, but the money I save every month… WOW!
I have started using Wildtree natural food products, which contain no preservatives, no GMOs, no MSG.
Wildtree even offers gluten-free products.
I found an amazing company called Simply Aroma, which specializes in 100% certified pure essential oils.
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses essential oils and other aromatic compounds for the purpose
of altering a person’s mind, mood, cognitive function or health.
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