Health & Wellness

It would be difficult to have a blog about recovering, especially from something like cancer, without speaking about health. After all, besides your emotions and your finances this is what is most affected. I have been told on various occasions since this struggle started that part of healing is "being kind to you". This could be taken as not being so hard on yourself, but more importantly this means taking care of yourself. I mean come on, the first four letters of health are h-e-a-l.
We've all heard it said "health is wealth". Well, it's true. Spend your health on gaining wealth and you could end up using your wealth to regain your health. So please, from someone who has come through a lot the past few months- take care of yourself! Your health involves more than just eating right. It's exercising, getting enough sleep. I know all these things sound like a luxury because of the hectic lives most of us lead. I'm not wanting to give a lecture on diet or exercise, just share some helpful things I've found along my own journey that I hope may also be helpful to others.

( I am not judging anyone just sharing healthy adjustments that I have made, or sharing practical things that helped me on my own journey)
I've always been a little bit of what you could call a healthnut- donuts and soda were never to be found in my home growing up. My family always believed in the basics. Opting out on white for wheat, choosing sugar free when it came to anything sweet, not drinking carbonated drinks, or eating too much fast food. Even as a young working adult with my own family these basics stuck with me.
Things like smoothies, soups, salads, and sandwiches were always something I enjoyed.
So prior to my recent health crisis I was eating fairly healthy already.
But as I have found recently there was major room for improvement.

So here are a few "Gems" I've stumbled upon. Do your own research, give a few things a try and do what works for you. But you are worth the investment and your health and your family's health is worth the extra effort. Our loved ones should be our greatest motivation. My aim to be in better health is for my beautiful son. He will grow stronger, faster, and be more active the older he gets.
That being said I do not want to let myself get weaker, slower, and more run down.
I want to get better and recover and keep in step with him.

This tastes great in eggs, in pastas, and soups! It is a healthier, more beneficial alternative to regular table salt which contains chemical or sugar.
Himalayan Fine Pink Salt
The health benefits of using natural Himalayan Crystal Salt may include:
  • Controlling the water levels within the body, regulating them for proper functioning
  • Promoting stable pH balance in the cells, including the brain.
  • Encouraging excellent blood sugar health
  • Aiding in reducing the common signs of aging
  • Promoting cellular hydroelectric energy creation
  • Promoting the increased absorption capacities of food elements within the intestinal tract
  • Aiding vascular health
  • Supporting healthy respiratory function
  • Lowering incidence of sinus problems, and promoting over-all sinus health
  • Reducing cramps
  • Increasing bone strength
  • Naturally promoting healthy sleep patterns
  • Creating a healthy libido
  • Circulator support
  • Promotes kidney and gall bladder health when compared to common chemically-treated salt
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Coconut is known as a nourishing super food. Coconut oil has less cholesterol than butter and has a smooth flavor. It is a great substitute for baking or for anything requiring butter. But it doesn't stop  there, I have heard of it being used in coffee and as a moisturizer for face and hair. For some exciting and interesting uses see

Arnicare® Arnica Gel
I highly recommend this arnica gel for muscle pain or bruising and stiffness! Sometimes over the counter painkillers just wont do the trick. This was the case for me after I had my surgery this summer ( Total Thyroidectomy). I was unable to lift and had limited movement of my neck for several weeks. There was a lot of soreness swelling pain and inflammation, this was and is one of the most helpful things I have found and use! You can consider this a homeopathic medicine.

Shop Nature's Way Chlorofresh® liquid chlorophyll - Mint at wholesale price only at

Liquid Chlorophyll was a very exciting find! It is an internal deodorant complex extracted from mulberry leaves and is known to have anti-carcengic properties. # This product is not guaranteed to cure, prevent or treat any illness. For an interesting read on cancer fighting foods to eat and avoid see


That was just a short list of a few items I've switched to since surgery. There are so many exciting and amazing things out there for your health that don't require a prescription! I personally believe God made our bodies to heal, and that He put many natural healers in our plants, fruits, vegetables, etc. As I said before do your own research, but I assure you if you take a quick look many diseases and ailments are being treated or improved with a healthier diet/ lifestyle.
I encourage you to make small strides to improving/pursuing your health.
Whether it's drinking less soda or taking a multi-vitamin, buying a few fruits and vegetables, or switching to organic or gluten free products any step towards your health is a step in the right direction and is not wasted!

I am all about making changes you can sustain. Too many fitness regimen's and healthy diets are not sustainable. I am making small strides one fruit, vegetable, supplement, and homeopathic remedy at a time! Don't forget- as I said on my introductory page; I believe God's plan for our pain is for us to overcome. I believe this applies to our health.
Make one step at a time, don't fault yourself, get back up,  know that you are worth it and you are loved, it isn't easy, but have hope- in a God who overcame.

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If you have any recommendations or a healthy change you have made feel free to share!


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