Wellness, Health and Hope

On facebook I have a page called Wellness, Health and Hope.  It came about as a result of a diagnosis.

A year ago, following an extremely stressful year, I became ill.  In looking back, my doctor and I believe I had this illness for quite awhile.  Sadly, it was never diagnosed, so damage had been done to my body.

With the help of a new doctor, (the one who correctly diagnosed the issue), and lots of research, I have begun the path to repairing what can be repaired, and maintaining so that more damage to my health does not occur.  It’s difficult, to say the least, and takes a level of discipline and planning ahead, that I have never had before.

I have become a blog, book, and website junkie.  Always looking for information that can help me along this path.  Fortunately for me, there are people who are walking this path, and the info they share is so helpful.  I am not sure I could do this alone.  I try to share the things that are most helpful, including recipes, on my facebook page.  I want help bring hope to those who are suffering, especially those who have yet to get the correct diagnosis.  I want to be that encouragement that tells them to not settle with the diagnosis that tells them they are “fine” and it’s (essentially) all in their head.  Nothing worse than knowing you are not well, and then being told you are crazy on top of all that.

I have one of many types of auto immune diseases.  I try not to speak to just my own, but to the common core elements to all of these illnesses.

Some of  issues that seems to be common throughout are being tired (..always tired), depression on some level, and inability to fight off colds and flus.  Since we are going into flu season I thought a good way to raise awareness to my facebook page, would be to do a giveaway.  If you can comment, and let me know what you would like to see on Wellness, Health and Hope, I will send you a bottle of Flu Bomb.  It is a mixture of DoTerra essential oils, and coconut oil, that when used correctly, can help you fight off all the nasty bugs that are going around.  It’s fabulous!  I plan on giving away 3 bottles total between this blog, my facebook page, and my Instagram.  Since I have never talked about my health issues on this blog (until today), your chances of winning are pretty good!

Have a beautiful, health filled weekend! flubomb





Almond flower rebuttal, and my opinion

If you like the science of food/nutrition like I do, this is a fascinating, and well researched article. I eat a LOT of nuts and nut products, as do my daughters, so this is important. This is why I always say, (but not always DO) that you MUST have moderation in all things. Switch it up a bit. Coconut flour, hemp milk, flax seeds, walnuts, macadamia…….One of the biggest reasons that people get food allergies, and immune deficiencies aside from the fact that we live in a polluted world, is that we eat the somethings, from the same sources too often. We can go on for years this way, but once an illness hits, or stress becomes too great, the body can no longer fight on it’s own. It begins rejecting everything, especially the things that are too “common” in our diet. A friend of mine had a blood allergy test done this week, and she had, what I considered, the weirdest allergies. Things you would think one could never be allergic to. They happened to be the things that she ate every day. Enough of my rant. Read the article!

The Pros and Cons of Almond Flour: Rebuttal to “5 Reasons To Avoid Almond Flour”