There was never I time I didn’t think there was answer to my health issues. There were definitely times of frustration and confusion, but deep inside me I always thought I could find an answer. Perhaps you can identify with this? Some people call it stubborn or crazy, but I prefer the term perseverance or persistence. Google’s definition of perseverance is, “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” That’s it! No matter what I had to add to my diet or what I had to take out of it (that’s the hard one), I knew there was a optimal way to eat to improve my health. I went through a lot of experimenting: vegetation, raw foods, vegan, GAPS, SCD, FOMAPS, my own SCD/Fodmaps/GAPS, elemental, paleo, Paleo AIP, ketogenic and anti-inflammatory diets. They all have beneficial elements that contributed to my understanding of nourishing the body with health giving recipes. My health crisis was the catalyst to further education in the natural healing field. My own struggles gave me the confidence and experience to persevere in the field of Holistic Nutritional Therapy.
Hi, I’m Sherry. I have a BS in Exercise Science and Athletic Training. However, for the past 19 years I have been engaged in the most exciting, difficult and important activity of my life…raising and home schooling my five children. I thought I didn’t really have time to be sick or for my children to have chronic illnesses. So I thought, anyway. It was that suffering that catapulted me into a health journey and eventually a career change. Seven years after my health crisis began, I have completed my classes for Nutritional Therapy, and I am a Board Certified Holistic Nutrition consultant.
My own health journey is long an arduous. I was seemingly healthy 8 years ago. While I was pregnant with our youngest child, I was on bed rest for placenta previa and then gestational diabetes. If you would have asked, I would have told you that I ate a healthy diet, mostly organic with a fruit, some vegetables and whole wheat everyday. What I wouldn’t have told you is that organic sugar and whole grains made up most of my calories. After extreme stress and all of the medical interventions it took to save my baby (including a C-Section), my digestive tract was damaged, my hormones were unbalanced, and emotionally I was a wreck. I became allergic to everything: clothes, foods and environment. After going off all major allergens and making all my clothes from natural fibers, I stabilized my condition in a year or so. Then I went on the best trip of my life, a mission trip to Haiti. My life long dream ended in a 6 year battle with SIBO (encouraged by 3 rounds of Cipro antibiotics and too many vaccinations all at once) and then C. Difficile (from another medical intervention). And yet there must be an answer…
No matter how long you think humans have been on this earth, most established societies have lived an abundant life without the modern medical paradigm. How did they do it? The most predominant medical models around the world promote daily-selfcare, because the government or some other entity isn’t going to care for your health as well as you can. They understand that the best defense is a good offense. Meaning whatever people can do for their own health, should be done by them everyday for prevention. And as for the rest, seek the advice of an expert to tell you more about what you can do. Some of the most impoverished and polluted countries in the world have better health statistics than the US. What?!? They have less access to medical intervention, yet live a more robust, healthy life. Those countries eat their medicines, as food and teas, everyday to stay healthy. Because the illness you don’t get is better than the symptoms you suppress. That’s right, the western health care model is to eat and live anyway you want and when you suffer the consequences of your life choices, go to a medical professional. They can give you something to kill, excise, or dull the problem, in order for you to ignore it. You have heard the of the saying “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” What happens if your lifestyle is breaking you, but you cover up the signals that your body is giving with medication (over the counter or prescription). Our bodies are incredibly resilient. Given the proper nourishment and care, the body will correct most problems. You are what you eat! So concentrate on bring health to your body with every bite you take.
So how am I resolving my health crisis? Diet, nutrients, electrolyzed water, forgiving others, essential oils, herbs, homeopathy, and letting go of things I’m not responsible for, these are all playing a part in my ongoing recovery. I enjoy learning. If I have a problem I research, take a class, experiment and ditch it if the therapy doesn’t work. I love Jesus with all my heart. I am passionate about real food, healthful living, wild crafting and homeopathy. And I get so excited about practical ways to add healing into everyday life. I want to help you and your family to make daily nutrient deposits towards your future health.