You’ve probably all heard the story of miners bringing canaries into coal mines as a warning system for toxic gas. If the canary was killed by the fumes, it gave the miner a warning to exit the mine quickly. Back in 1999, I was that canary and at the time I never thought I would recover…but I did.
At the time, my health issues were rare and a complete mystery to my 16 different doctors. However, less than two decades later, my story is now so common that almost every family I know is dealing with some sort of health issue (be it autoimmune disease, ADHD, asthma, allergies, autism, hypothyroidism, diabetes, cancer, the list goes on). These problems simply did not exist at these levels two decades ago. We, and our children, are now canaries singing in our cages.
I’ve since spent the past 19 years learning how to heal myself (I have hypothryoidism, medication induced lupus, adrenal fatigue, multiple food allergies and chronic epstein barr) and continuously researching ways to improve my health and the health of others. I continue to see a growing body of evidence that shows our current health epidemics are due to a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental toxins and food quality. The statistics on health epidemics and childhood illnesses are fairly depressing, and to be honest, the answers to fixing these problems can feel super overwhelming.
I’m here to tell you there are simple solutions for protecting your family and putting yourself and your children on the path (or back on the path) to a lifetime of good health. My purpose is to give you the knowledge and tools you need to live a health-friendly lifestyle. This is a place to share what I’ve learned over the past two decades and to equip you with the tools you need to be your family’s best health advocate. Welcome my fellow canary, I’m so glad you are here.