I'm just a mom doing my best to raise a healthy family in an unhealthy world. I have two beautiful kids and one wonderful husband. I am a stay-at-home mom and love every minute of it (well, ok...maybe not every minute) I am extremely blessed to have a husband work so hard so I can stay at home with our kids and raise them the way we want.
I have had a very strong interest in health and nutrition for over ten years now. Mostly because of my own health issues that no doctor could correctly diagnose and also because I was raised farely healthy. My dad did not eat sugar for health reasons and I can remember my mom grinding her own wheat and making us sandwiches with Adams, all natural peanut butter.
Even with healthy parents I definitely still had a sweet tooth as a kid and remember buying my own powdered donuts and candy at school. Now, just even thinking about that type of food makes me sick. I can't beleive I used to eat all that junk food. I am thankful to my family for giving me a good foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Something so many people are trying to figure out now, as adults. It is hard as an adult to change those habits that have been a part of you for so long. But it's not impossible and can be achieved easily with the right motivation. For me that motivation is my children.
That is why I feel like it is my mission as a mom to keep them as healthy as possible. My hope is that by doing this they will live a much more productive, happier life and be able to avoid the chronic health problems and diseases so many live with today.
I started having health issues in high school and for about ten years now I have struggled to figure out what exactly is wrong with me. My husband jokes around and says, I have more issues then Sports Illustrated. It is so true! I have seen numerous doctors over the years, had many tests taken, but nothing good has come of that.
Most of my issues have to do with the food that I eat. It has taken me awhile, but finally, I feel better now then I have in years. I think I have found the right balance of food and exercise. Pretty much the more whole foods (some raw) I eat, accompanied by plenty of exercise, the better I feel. Seems to make sense, I don't know why I didn't come to this conclusion any sooner. I am trying my best to stay as far away from the SAD (standard american diet) as possible, and it is working. When I eat healthy foods I don't have the symptoms I struggled with for so many years. I feel healthier and happier. I have more energy and drive.
I have a degree in Community Health Education and love learning more about health and nutrition. I have learned a lot over the years as I researched my symptoms and how to eat healthy. The purpose of home health and nutbars is to share my experiences, what I have learned through my health struggles and hopefully motivate others to live healtheir lives, if not for themselves, then for their children. We would do anything for our kids, right? The gift of health is priceless and starting young is a great foundation for them to have as they grow into adults. I know there are so many who want to change their lifestyles and better their families but may not know how to do it or where to begin. I hope you find this blog helpful in keeping yourself and your family healthy.
Thanks for reading,