For the past sixteen years my family and I have been on a health journey. Taking one step at a time we have made many changes along the way. I remember a fellow co-worker telling me she learned in her Nutrition class that “they” put nitrates in processed meats as a preservative and…nitrates can cause disease. My eyes were opened right then and there. I have been a label reader ever since. (Our local grocery stores DO currently sell nitrate free lunch meats, bacon, hot dogs and more.)
Now a mother of four, having children gave me an even greater sense of responsibility to do all I could for their health. I graduated from Trinity School of Natural Health in 2012, taking advantage of their Doctor of Naturopathy program. I am currently enrolled in their Master of Herbology course.
I do not claim to be an expert and I urge you to remember that it is important that we each take responsibility for our health and the health of our families. It is vital that we research all options before making a decision. Listen to your instincts because they are there for a reason!
Hippocrates stated, “Let thy food be your medicine and thy medicine be your food.” Through schooling, it became apparent that back to the basics is a wonderful approach to maintain health…sunshine, rest, healthy eating, active lifestyle, fasting, herbs and supplements.
I believe there is a time and place for modern medicine. But, when one of us shows signs of an illness my first thought is, “What can I do naturally to help this situation?” Very often a trip to our doctor is not necessary. There are so many wonderful natural alternatives that have no side effects and boost overall health.
As cold and flu season approaches it is time we start preparing. I will tell you how next week!
Here’s to keeping Sapulpa healthy…naturally!
Brooke DeLong, N.D.