Welcome and thanks for stopping by! I’m Shannon, I help women regain their health from the inside out so they can lead healthy, happy lives – full of energy and effortlessly maintain an ideal weight.
My life looked different 10 years ago. I thought the more chemicals in a cleaner, the cleaner it would make your home. I thought prescription medications were the only way to get healthy. I ate almost all processed foods. In my late teens and early twenties I developed acne that I never experienced in my normal teen years. I had digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, asthma, acid reflux, and struggled with depression.
After the birth of my first child I was diagnosed with thyroid problems similar to Hashimoto’s, my emotions were all over the place and my mental health was in decline. My acne was out of control and spreading. I was in severe pain with breastfeeding which the doctors dismissed as normal. My Mommy instincts told me something was wrong.
I looked for natural alternatives and have successfully corrected most of my health issues. I have made drastic changes to my diet and eliminated many toxins in my home environment. My digestive issues have disappeared, my skin is clear and vibrant, I no longer have any asthma symptoms, and I have been able to achieve long time weight goals. I was able to successfully and painlessly breastfeed my daughter for 2 years.
I enjoy sewing, reading books, completing DIY projects, snuggling with my kids, making soap, and working out. I am always looking to improve myself and help others.
I would love for you to join me on your own journey to natural living so that you can improve the quality of your life. I promise to share what I have learned. One step at a time is the best way to get on the path to natural living. Natural living is not a destination, but a journey.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hi Shannon. . . . I’m so interested in taking on a healthier lifestyle. I’m 63 almost 64 and worry sometimes it’ too late for me to make these changes that will save my body from harm done to it all these years. I have fibomyalgia, ulcerative colitis, osteo arthritis and was diagnosed with Gerd many years ago . .. . never really had any symptoms though until the past few years and only on and off and was never sure what the cause of some of the symptoms were. Usually found myself blaming them on allergies, or fm, or uc . . . Gerd was the furthest thing from my mind until this past September when my 91 year old mother landed in the hospital with congestive heart failure. My stomach and esophogus seemed to flare up almost immediately . . . and always have that choked up feeling in my throat . . it’s every day .. but then so is the stress with my mom who came out of hospial 3 weeks after going in . . . only to go back for a month a few weeks after being home. She’s been home two weeks now with oxygen this time . . and we’ve brought in as much help as we can for her . . home care . . . nurses . . . etc . . but she refuses all help . . refuses to go into a home and wants . . insists my sister run back and forth to her place to do the things she wants or needs done. So the stress that has gone through the roof ( I’ve also have anxiety on a daily basis pretty much for years) iis still on going and so is the Gerd. My latest attempt to try and deal with it is fasting because I do and have always felt better when I don’t eat. I seem to have a slow gastric emptying I think it’s called where my stomach is slow to relase food into the intestine. I also hae an H.H. With the fm and athritis I’ve more than my share of days where I felt like a total mess . . with this Gerd I feel like more than a mess and I just want my life back. I’ll take the fm and uc . . . and anxiety . . just want rid of this Gerd. Any advice to help push me in the right direction would so much appreciated. Thankyou! Just came across you on the internet as I’ve been searching for answers.
I hope that your Mother is doing better and your health is improving. All sounds so stressful. While I’m not a medical doctor, I would suggest keeping a food journal and tracking your symptoms. If your GERD disappears when your fasting, I suspect food is to blame. Personally, when I eat certain foods I get GERD symptoms immediately. My Mom had GERD so bad she would have a constant cough. After a major overload to her diet, eliminating gluten, dairy, and sugar, she is GERD free.
If your food takes a long time to digest try taking a digestive enzyme right before eating or drink apple cider vinegar with meals. I have low stomach acid too and take apple cider vinegar with meals to help digest food.
Keep hope, you can overcome GERD. All the best!