Five years ago, my husband came home and was so excited to tell me about this “paleo diet” he found online. He thought it would help him lose the 40+ pounds he’d put on since we met. (He was right – it did!) I thought he was crazy until I started seeing his results – at that point I hopped on the bandwagon too, and that was the start of a major lifestyle change for both of us!
Within a few months of our diet transition, my migraines disappeared! Since that transition I’ve gone from taking 8+ prescription medicines a day to taking one. (I’m working on getting off of that one) My DH then discovered Crossfit, which was an amazing shift for us. I learned that I am more capable than I ever thought I was. I discovered I love lifting heavy weights!
We lead a more active lifestyle now, with many of our hobbies revolving around the outdoors – hiking, backpacking, canoeing, etcetera. We no longer eat as strictly, but we still focus on eating whole foods and avoiding artificial and processed anything. I avoid gluten as much as possible, as repeated gluten exposure seems to be the major trigger for my migraines.
This year, I decided it was past time that I focus on what our bodies are exposed to externally, instead of just focusing on what we consumed internally. I did lots of research online and started transitioning my personal care products to all natural products, and attempted going no-poo. In March, after lots of research, I started integrating essential oils into our lifestyle, and I am so glad I did!!
In this blog, I hope to capture some of the ways I have transitioned our household away from commercial cleaning products, cosmetics, etcetera, and towards a more natural routine. My body is much happier with this switch and I hope yours will be too!