My peeps 🐥🐓🐥
Tagged by Dennita @the_red_barn_farm and Victoria @the_young_homestead to share for this week’s I #❤️myfarm. Thank you ladies for thinking of me! 😘😘 Every day, I am truly #grateful for my family’s health. *
My husband and I didn’t grow up “farming” (although we both had family that were dairy 🐄 and hog 🐖 farmers—that hooked us 😉). The motivation to create our own farm began with my daughter’s #autism diagnosis in 2014. We knew as a baby she was “sensitive” to a lot, and initially began a biomedical protocol, which included a gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free diet, and eliminated all toxins/additives/dyes from our household. We saw immediate changes (physically and behaviorally), and that was enough to take it next-level. When my son’s eczema completely cleared up after removing dairy from MY diet (breastfeeding ➡️ being acutely aware of what I was eating), that reinforced to me that we had control over our health in very tangible ways. His “allergic response” to multiple foods and environmental allergens has improved significantly (his blood test results would blow your mind 🤯) since we began our farm. We attribute it to him becoming “desensitized” through constant exposure 🌱🌾🍃🌼 #alittledirtneverhurt😉
The focus on our children’s well-being also brought to light our own health issues. After suffering for years from severe #reflux, my husband’s upper endoscopy revealed Barrett’s esophagus, pre-cancerous changes in his GI tract 🙀😩. It was a huge wake-up call for him to change his dietary habits and manage his stress more effectively. After one year, he returned to the gastroenterologist to be told that his follow up endoscopy showed NO EVIDENCE of Barrett’s and only minor inflammation. REAL results...no bullsh💩t. *
We still get sick sometimes. Kid germs, yuck 👎😷🤒 But I feel more confident managing illnesses through #holistic treatments, not relying on medications. It’s a process. We are always learning/adjusting/researching and trying new things. But we’re making progress...and moving in the right direction...and for that, I’m extremely #thankful.