Hi! My name is Sara and I am 37 years old. My handsome husband and I have been blessed by the Lord with six absolutely awesome kids that we homeschool. And as of October 2014, we are homesteaders. We have dairy goats, chickens (for eggs), a large vegetable garden (Back-to-Eden style), and are planning on getting some turkeys to raise for meat in 2015. We have not eaten fast food in 11 years, unless you count Chipotle! That’s just a part of our crazy journey. Here’s how it all started:
When our second son was very young, we noticed some behavioral problems with him. We were living and eating like everyone else. He would have episodes of uncontrollable emotional glitches. It was worse than just your average toddler tantrums. There was a blank look in his eyes as though no one was home and then just as quick as it came on, it went off.
Being the pro-active knowledge-seeking woman that I am, I worked hard to get to the source of that change. My research led us to first cut out artificial colors from our diet. (Check out all of the things I learned on this topic in my article Natural Help for ADD/ADHD.
With that success, I was intrigued to discover more. (As one expert says, “You can’t unlearn what you learn.”) As I began to read and learn more, I allowed my heart to be open to what I was reading about the connection between the Standard American Diet and the common health problems in our country. Our family had experienced and dealt with multiple health problems, including ADHD like mentioned above, depression, ovarian cysts, kidney problems, constant ear infections, allergies, preterm labor, preeclampsia, vaccine-induced damage, and more. Years of research and studying has given me the answers to why these things happened to us, and why the answer was not found in a prescription drug.
My starting point was a book I casually picked up at our church library: What the Bible Says About Eating Healthy, by Dr. Rex Russell. From there, I was armed with the knowledge to go against the mainstream diet and feed my children the fuel that their bodies were designed to have. Not only did we start feeling better, but we started seeing more of the beauty and wonder in God’s amazing creation.
At the same time, God supernaturally put some new friends into our lives that opened up our eyes even more. They caused me to learn the truth about vaccines, fluoride, pasteurized milk, and more. That friendship and many since then have taught me that the Lord often uses other people to help us gain more wisdom. Sometimes, He will send them just in time to protect us from tragic consequences. We just have to be open to learning new things about the practices of our modern-day society, or God’s efforts to prevent that tragedy will have been lost amongst our pride.
Today, I am very passionate about helping other families take off their “American glasses” and see things for the way they really are. And not just with our food supply. Stepping back and working to see things differently than our society has helped our family continue to see more things around us from a heavenly perspective.
I use this research to write articles for magazines and health publications.
But most of all, I use this information to offer personalized holistic nutrition & health counseling services and classes to help people discover the benefits of living a natural lifestyle the way God designed us to live.
My research and books I have studied for certification as a C.N.C. (Certified Nutrition Consultant) includes topics such as orthomolecular medicine (vitamin therapy), natural health, and using whole, natural foods to heal our bodies from dietary-induced medical problems. God has given us life-giving foods that can even counteract the negative effects of dead foods!
I am now in the process of furthering my capabilities to help people by studying to become a naturopathic practitioner. The additional information I am learning from this has helped drastically expand the help I can offer my clients. (For more about my naturopathic program and how you can help me help more people, click here.)
I was also a nutrition counselor for a local birth center offering conception and prenatal nutrition counseling to patients there. Additionally, chiropractors from around the country refer their patients to me.
I have clients both locally and online, including clients all over the world from Australia to Canada.
I have also worked with a restaurant developer in Australia to formulate a healthy menu and ingredients list.
At this time, my services are limited to members of my team. To become a member of my team, please click here to learn more.
To read some very inspiring testimonials from my clients, click here.