I’ve been where you are. Fighting for my health. Fighting for my kids health. Wondering where I was going wrong. Desperate for answers on my seemingly endless weight gain, fatigue, and mood swings. My doctors told me it was postpartum depression. My hormone levels were off, but they said it was because I just had a baby. “We will just watch it“, they told me. But I wasn’t in the throws of postpartum depression. I was struggling against my immune system, which had decided to start attacking my thyroid. I had Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and my doctors didn’t even know what it was.
I started seeing functional medicine practitioners and they helped me to see what was going on with my body. How the inflammation from the foods I was eating could cause so many of the symptoms that I was having. And that I could help my body to heal by eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones.
You see, food IS medicine. It has the power to do amazing things in our body if we let it. The Standard American Diet is killing us, and we’re letting it. We can regain our health, and teach our families how to have stronger, healthier habits. I can show you how.
I totally get it. It’s already difficult to juggle all of the roles that we are playing, whether it’s being a parent, a spouse, a business owner, a professional, or a caregiver. But having to fill these shoes and also tasking ourselves to worry about toxins, inflammation, and chronic illness? It seems impossible.
Unfortunately, ignoring these problems is not going to make them go away. If anything, they’re becoming more predominant the longer we bury our heads in the sand.
We have skyrocketing obesity rates in today’s children. Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in our kids, and this used to be considered an adult-onset disease. We are setting our children up to live a shorter, sicker lifespan than us because we are not taking the time to feed them what they need; we are only focusing on what’s convenient. We don’t know how to nourish their growing bodies, or how to set them up for health instead of illness. Convenience is killing our kids.
It’s a slow path to wellness, especially when you’re dragging screaming kids with you. But it’s possible. And I can guarantee you that if you start taking steps toward health now, you will be able to set your family up with good habits for life. We can do this; our kids health depends on it.
When a child struggles with their learning, behavior, performance, weight, or overall health, the impact is felt heavily by us, the parents. We often look to tutors, coaches, counselors, or medications for help; however, the solution is often found through changes in lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition. Taking control of our kids health isn’t as difficult as we think.
Research confirms that to effectively impact the health of a child, change needs to begin at home with the parents. We can help them to value health over convenience. I can show you how to do this.
Their eating habits are forming now. You can change the course of their health. Will you join me in creating a healthier generation?
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