Hi! My name is April, and my super talented sister-in-law, Angie, had the idea to start this blog and share our conversations about food and our latest finds on all things related to trying our best to live a cleaner life. We are all loving it! Anytime we are together this is pretty much the topic of our conversations!!
I am very blessed to be the mom of two precious little boys and wife to the best husband a girl could dream of. There was a time in our life when we were not sure we would have children. This little fact makes my days with them that much sweeter! I really believe the multiple changes we made in our lifestyle over the last few years contributed to us conceiving our second child. It took us a while to get pregnant with our first son. Fully expecting him to be our only, we could not have been more surprised last summer, to find out we were having baby #2! God is so good and we were just shocked at the miracle he gave us! At the end of 2011, I left my job of 11+ years at Monster.com to be a stay at home mom to these little guys. I could not be more grateful for this opportunity to be with them full time!
My journey started in a passionate, cannot learn enough fast enough way, a few years ago. My oldest son was 16 months old at the time and had begun having some constant health issues. There were a few things happening all at the same time. We moved him to whole organic cow’s milk and he had recently had the MMR (I always had him on the alternative schedule). Our pediatrician continued to prescribe round after round of antibiotics to treat a chronic ear infection that lasted almost 4 months, until we were able to get him ear tubes. At this point I knew I needed to find other alternative healthcare options, as he still continued to have health issues. They were no longer ear infections, but presented as random vomiting episodes or nasal and lung congestion every 3 or 4 weeks.
Finding an alternative specialist in pediatric wellness was the key to getting my son well. We quickly found out he had a severe dairy sensitivity and issues with all the additives and toxins in vaccines. His immune system was working against the dairy and the vaccine toxins and not against the bacteria/viruses he came in contact with on a daily basis. Helping him get well required changing his diet and weekly chiropractic appointments. He is also currently with a Doctor of Natural Medicine, doing a process called NAET (an allergy elimination technique), the verdict is still out on whether this will be successful for him. I am so fortunate to say that he is a super healthy, energetic, almost 4 year old little boy now. The days of battling persistent illness are over! I thank God everyday for having paved the path to his recovery.
One very impactful change we made, per our doctors recommendation, was all three of us started taking something called Juice Plus+®. It provides nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains. It is great whole food nutrition and intended to be in addition (a gap filler), not instead of eating a healthy diet. It just made sense for us, that I distribute the product since we were all taking it. If you want to learn more about Juice Plus+®. , please contact me through our site and put Juice Plus in the subject line and I will get right back to you.
Anyway, when my son showed instant signs of improvement I could not have been more motivated to make sure we all were eating as clean as possible. My obsession was born with replacing the old with new, healthier options, and in our family’s world for now, dairy-free! I am definitely still learning and keep trying and truly enjoy this adventure!
I will be very honest. At first I was completely overwhelmed and felt duped by lots of people, things, and resources I had always relied upon. Angie and our Dr. Jessica, were a huge support system for me and still are to this day. It was invaluable in some of my scariest days as a new mom. My hope is that our blog can be that support for you!
Thank you so much for visiting and please feel free to contact us if you want any further details on our personal journeys!