The Food Allergies

I know I haven’t posted for months. I have some catching up to do, including sharing about the birth of my sweet baby five months ago! But today my mind is on food allergies. While I was pregnant, my son’s diet took a backseat. I was just really struggling with being pregnant–the nausea, the food…

Two cases of strep and meeting a new ND

My son, who is 4.5, developed a rash on his face. Not an obvious rash–there were spots that looked like small sores, some splotchiness under his nose, and even some small pink bumps in some spots. My husband suggested it was from the swimming pool, since he did not get a full shower after the…

Healthy Life Summit Replay

I really want to write about some of the things I learned at the Healthy Life Summit last week, but I don’t have time just yet. Out of 35 presentations, I listened to 26 entirely, plus about half of a few more (I didn’t have time to finish them). During several I took pages of…

You’re Invited to the Healthy Life Summit

I recently attended the HealThy Mouth World Summit, and it was such a great experience listening to many experts on oral health (it affects your overall health way more than you could imagine). After I attended it, I felt bad that I hadn’t promoted it more because I didn’t want anyone to have missed out….

Increasing Iron Absorption

A few weeks ago I got a stomach bug. For some reason it hit me worse than it did my husband or little boy. For days after the vomiting stopped, I felt queasy in the morning for several days (nope, not pregnant–unfortunately). I was also feeling really tired. And my digestion was whacked out. But…

After Amalgam Removal: Detoxification Thoughts

Several months ago, a full year into my healing journey, I felt impressed that I needed to have my amalgam fillings removed. When I began my journey, I put my full faith in God that He would lead me toward healing. So I wondered, why wait a whole year to remove my fillings? Why didn’t…

Getting My Fillings Replaced, Part II

This past summer, I saw a naturopath who is experienced with dealing with mercury toxicity. She wanted me to replace all of my fillings right away because I was planning to get pregnant (if I wasn’t going to get pregnant, she would have wanted to only remove a couple at a time and space it…

Getting My Fillings Replaced, Part I

It took me a while to work up the courage to ask my husband if I could spend over $2000 to get my amalgam fillings replaced with safer ones. This lastĀ SeptemberĀ I got a quote from a holistic dentist, who specializes in removing amalgams, and I have finally gotten around to getting them removed. This has…

What We Need is Healing

I have a very long To Do list today, so I really don’t have time for writing this, but my thoughts beg to be written out. Six days ago, there was a shooting at the mall that is five minutes from our house. It was shocking to hear of a tragedy so close to home,…

When Antibiotics Are a Good Thing

We all know that antibiotics can save lives and that there are certain situations where they are truly helpful. We also know that overuse of antibiotics has encouraged the development of “super bugs” and can mess up our very important body flora. For someone who’s been on the GAPS diet for several months trying to…

Visit to a Mercury-free Dentist

Last week I met with Dr W, a mercury-free dentist. I had found him on my own through searching on Google, and then he also appeared on a list Dr B the ND gave me. His website was very reassuring that he would use the safest procedure for mercury removal. I liked that he used…

Hip Pain Mystery Solved?

Ever since I went through puberty and my hips expanded so fast that I got stretch marks from it, I’ve experienced hip pain. But it used to be that I only got this pain when when I did certain leg lifting exercises, so I just avoided those. Several years ago in my mid-twenties, I was…