So Much on My Mind

Hello! I hope you are doing well!

After walking with a friend this morning, it was clear to me that it was time to get back to my blog! Whenever she and I get together, we touch on SO many topics usually related to health and wellness as she is a Nutrition Coach. Today, we talked about where I am at with my health, and we talked about Henry’s health. The reason Henry’s health came up is because I am listening to The Thriving Child Summit. I need to point out that Henry is thriving and doing well, BUT after listening to the first few interviews I am feeling totally empowered but also a little sad (which I will get into).

A quick update on my health…I recently found out that I have leaky gut and possibly SIBO. I also found out that my liver is not doing a great job of detoxing. Fortunately, I am working with amazing providers at CentreSpringMD who are dedicated to helping me to feel my best. I am on a slightly different protocol that before including glutamine, probiotics, and a natural antibiotic to heal my gut. I know I have a long road ahead of me, but I am willing to do the work. I feel so fortunate to have access to such amazing healthcare. EVERYONE deserves to have access to this type of healthcare. Overall, I am feeling better. I am going to keep plugging along, and I will let you know more as time goes on. The reason I am sharing my health journey on the blog is because I don’t want other people to suffer like I did for so long.

I heard Dr. Elisa Song being interviewed by the Wellness Mama, and I immediately went to her website. She is awesome! She is a holistic pediatrician based out of California. She is so passionate about helping our kids thrive that she decided to put together a summit of amazing people who are also passionate about helping our kids thrive. We are only on day 2, but I can’t believe how much I have learned! I feel totally inspired to keep doing what I am doing to support Henry’s gut health and immunity like giving him probiotics, fish oil, vitamin D, and elderberry when he starts to get a cold. I can’t believe how well elderberry works, and Henry loves it! We also have a very calm household, so I am hoping that Henry’s stress level is relatively low. All of this matters. I am also a little sad because I didn’t breastfeed him for a year. I made it 7.5 months, but we could have kept going. I had it in my mind that I would do it for 6 months which I did, but we could have gone longer. Breastmilk is sooooo good for babies (if you can breastfeed). I realize that many women can’t. Your baby needs to eat. We need to do what we need to do. The other thing that I wish I didn’t do was introduce grains so early. Apparently, babies don’t have the enzymes needed to break down grains.

I texted/messaged a few fellow holistic mamas today in my moments of frustration, and they told me that I am doing a great job. I know I am, but it is still hard. Just being honest.

The good news is that now I have new knowledge to help my family thrive. I only want the best for them so we can be free of disease and pain. Some people might think I am a crazy mama, but I believe that food is medicine. I must admit, though, there are times where I just want to move to a deserted island and live in a bubble. 🙂

As you can see, we are pretty laid back. Love my boys. 🙂

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Thanks for listening!

Stephanie

 

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