Five years ago, if you would have told me that I would be challenged with Lyme Disease, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (aka CIRS, a biotoxin mold illness), and Epstein-Barr Syndrome (Chronic Fatigue) - I would have said you were crazy! I was the healthiest I had ever been after spending several years REALLY healing my body. In fact, so much so, that I was able to get pregnant at the age of 44.
I had my beautiful very healthy baby girl, and we were doing amazing. But then "Life Happened" when my daughter was 6 months old. I was involved in a horrific car accident that changed the course of my life forever. Some of those changes, I could do without. But many of those changes have made me a MUCH better person. There is a great saying that describes my journey perfectly: "Like a Phoenix, she will rise through the ashes of despair and soar"! And soar I have!!
I've learned many things through my journey over the last several years, but one of the biggest challenges I faced was to my health. Learning just how toxic my system had become was eye-opening. Between having 5 surgeries in 14 months, followed by unknowingly moving into a home FILLED with toxic mold, to activating "genes" that made it impossible to eliminate these mold toxins, I became very sick and very toxic.
It had become VERY clear that I had to do whatever I could to lessen my toxic load. This has meant eating cleanly by eliminating ALL processed foods, sugars of all kinds, grains, and even my precious coffee. It’s a process, but I am proof that it can be done.
Every day I am so grateful for my education and background. Without the knowledge I have obtained, I am not sure where I would be. I've had to take a closer look several factors in my life which included my stress levels, my network of support, and reducing toxins in my life.
Keeping my stress levels down, has been one key to my recovery.
I've also had to reach out and find support from family and friends (that is NEVER easy).
However, most importantly, I have had to eliminate as many chemical toxins around me that I could. This meant I had to get real with the Skin Care and Cosmetics, along with my Household Cleaning supplies, and find ways to safely and effectively detox and calm my stressed system. That is where Beautycounter, Norwex, and Prime My Body come in to play.
Please check out the great products listed here that I use to enhance my health through clean living and reduce my toxic load every day.