I’m Elaine, and I’m so honored you decided to visit my site.
On these pages I hope you find information that will assist you in your journey to living a healthy life, eating healthy food, and why. You’ll find fun, real food recipes for your family to enjoy, but you’ll also see information and recipes for making and using natural cleaners, beauty products, and essential oils. Movement and rest and time management and joy and faith and relationships will also be present since they also important parts of a healthy life overall.
Or maybe you’re looking for a functional medicine health coach?
Well let me back up and tell you a little about myself.
A Little History
My family has had our fair share of common health challenges that would send us reaching for an over-the-counter medication and sometimes to a doctor for a prescription. We’ve also had trauma and loss. Eating the standard American diet (SAD) was also not helpful in supporting our health. At times we also followed various diets or exercise protocols.
A few years back I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and since I love to research, I decided to dive into the deep-end to learn more about what was actually going on and make whatever changes I could to improve my health situation and also help my family live a healthier life.
Soon I began to realize the huge impact of the food choices I was making, whether supporting or destroying our health. I was also shocked to learn…well…maybe not so shocked to learn about the crazy combinations of toxins in the cleaners and beauty products that we were buying and using regularly. Other surprises included the impact of stress and trauma, sleep and overwhelming schedules, and thoughts on our health.
The reality of what we really needed to change was sizeable and a bit overwhelming.
So we started with one simple change. We took a step…and then another…and then another. We kept moving forward at a pace that fit our family and our needs. This weekchanging a food; next we replaced a toxic cleaner; sometimes it was just saying no to another project or activity.
Our simple changes have added up, and we are so much healthier. My Hashimoto’s is under control and my related symptoms are either totally gone or fading. We approach daily challenges differently now, and we really more greatly notice appreciate the many blessings in our lives.
Back to School I Go
During most of this excitement, I was a home schooling mom. As that season of my life came to an end, I decided to go back to school to get a more in-depth understanding of what I had learned and experienced. I:
- Completed my studies as a Functional Medicine Health Coach through Functional Medicine Coaching Academy
- Completed my certification as a Gluten Practitioner through Dr. Tom O’Bryan’s practitioner training program
- Am continuing my Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner training continuing through Institute for Nutritional Endocrinology
- Am continuing training in herbalism, essential oils, and probiotics for health
If you would have asked me 10 years ago, this would not have been the journey I would have expected, but I’m glad for it. It has been so empowering to experience real change because of what we have learned and incorporated into our lives. So much of it in areas that we just simply didn’t connect with health but was always right there in front of us.
Now armed with that personal experience along with education and research that continues, I’m blessed with opportunities to share and encourage others.
Thank you for visiting…whether you are looking for a new information and ideas or considering the coaching resources. I hope you found the visit to be helpful in some way, and I look forward to seeing you again as you continue on your journey.
Thank you, and again, Welcome!