I haven’t liked getting my hands dirty since I was a little girl. Gardening? Yuck! I even mix meatloaf with a spoon. Up until recently, I didn’t like to get anything under my french manicured nails (did you know all the chemicals in acrylic nails? I do now and haven’t had them on in four months).
In 2008 things changed. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and nearly lost my life to a pulmonary embolism (that turned out to be related to a clotting disorder and systemic lupus).
I started looking at life and health a lot differently. I discovered that I was deficient in several (important) vitamins and minerals. In order to live my best life and insure that I am around to watch my kids grow up, I needed to change the way I viewed the world.
I started reading books on alternative medicine, diet and natural living.
And we started making changes as a family. In the last two years we have switched to whole grains, gotten rid of artificial sweeteners, drastically reduced our red meat intake, and started paying attention to the ingredients on the foods and other products we buy. We use natural cleaning products. Many times I clean my kitchen with a simple vinegar and water mixture.
I take vitamin D, vitamin b12 injections, I have visited acupuncturists, I exercise, I drink lots of water and everyday I take more baby steps towards a natural, healthy lifestyle.
The hubby and I are even planting a small produce garden this year (I have pretty pink gardening gloves, in case you were wondering).
I know that taking control of my health and our quality of life is achievable. And it is companies like Seed that inspire me to keep moving forward. One baby step at a time, towards the best life possible.