My name is Rebecca and I’m so glad you’re here! It all started in 2012 when I wanted a place to share the experiences I had with healing my family naturally. I soon added recipes I had developed from several different diets.
I have Paleo recipes, Clean Eating recipes, Gluten-Free recipes, Keto recipes, Dairy-Free recipes, Vegan recipes and Whole30 recipes that I have developed for myself and four children. I have lots of my own original recipes and links to hundreds of other blogger recipes so you can easily see what recipe you want to try. Take a look around or search and find some new recipes today!
A few things I love (in no particular order):
- Plants (my house and yard are full of them)
- To play the flute and piccolo
- My four children and my husband
- My Italian family history
- Being outside
- Going to plays with my children
- Details and numbers (I was an accountant for like 10 years)
- My big, extended family
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have. I am happy to help you.
A Little More About Me
I love music and play the flute and piccolo. I was a “band geek” in high school and college and especially loved marching band. I still play the flute and piccolo a little and I’m hoping to get back into it more soon. In the 8 years after I was married and before I had children, I was crafty.
I’m not creative but I’m good at detailed, repetitive tasks so cross-stitch and crocheting were my favorite. I also got into tole painting because of a friend I worked with. I like tole painting because it’s basically grown-up coloring since there’s a pattern to copy.
I have been working on family history for over 20 years, mostly in on my dad’s side of the family in Gaeta, Italy. I am very passionate about it and try to make time every Sunday to work on it.
I graduated from BYU with a BS in Business, Emphasis in Managerial Economics. Right after we got married we lived in Casper, WY for four years and I worked as a legal assistant for a year then as a full-time accountant for three years for an oil company.
Then we moved back to Utah, a block from my parents, and I worked in Accounting for 4 more years. I did payroll, Quickbooks and helped run the office. I learned a lot of valuable skills that really helped me when I started my own business in Jan. 2009 selling DVDs on Amazon. At the beginning of 2012 I really felt the need to get the story of our health “out there” so I started this blog too. This blog is currently my passion.
I am very close to my family. I am the oldest of 8 and employ many of my siblings. All but two live within 20 minutes of our house and we get together often. My sister lives two blocks away from me in the other direction of my mom so our children play together quite a bit.
Why Did I Start This Blog?
I started this blog after about 10 years of having lots of health problems and then slowly learning on my own how to fix them by finding the cause of my health problems. I started a little blog thinking I would do one of the “normal” blogs where I posted cute pictures of my children and talked about our vacations but somehow I never got around to that.
I soon found out that all my posts were about my health and discoveries I had made along the way. I found that when I talked to people in person, it soon always came back around to talking about my health. It’s hard to hide your healthy journey from others when you lose 60 pounds over the course of a few years, have food allergies to almost everything and finally get pregnant after 11 1/2 years of trying.
I had plenty of other health problems that weren’t so visible, most notable RA and the accompanying back problems, joint problems and fatigue but I tried really hard not to let others know about that and not to let it slow me down.
I have written some articles about the health struggles of our family and I am always adding more. Here are the articles on this blog where I specifically talk about our health journey.
I Genuinely Want to Help You
I started this blog in the summer of 2012 but didn’t really start working on it until the Spring of 2013. I felt such a passion about alternative health and a huge desire to want to help others. I finally felt like my health problems were in control enough to be able to really help others and offer real solutions to common health problems.
I had also used essential oils long enough that I felt like I could whole-heartedly endorse them. I am in the best health I’ve been in ten years. Do I wish it didn’t take so long and cost so much? Sure. Who wouldn’t? That’s why I have this blog. I want to help you learn how to fix all your problems much quicker and easier than I did. I want to show you how to feel great and look great.
Don’t Give Up
I’m still on my journey. Over the years I’ve dramatically improved my health and feel so much better than I did during those darker, harder times but that doesn’t mean I’m in perfect health now. But guess what? I’m not EVER going to give up on my health.
I’m going to keep searching and experimenting until I have no health problems anymore. Your health is so precious and so important in your daily life. I know that having good health can be expensive, but to me, it’s been worth every sacrifice and every penny spent to be able to feel well enough to be a mom and wife and to feel joy in my daily life.
So I dare you to do the same. Don’t give up searching for the root cause of your symptoms. Don’t let the doctors tell you there is nothing you can do, because there is something you can do. I sincerely believe there is a cure to every health problem out there put on this earth by God. We just have to be open and prayerful and dig deep and not be afraid to try new things and not be afraid to feel better. You really can feel better.