For nearly 2 decades, I devoted my life to the skin care and wellness industry as a successful entrepreneur, wellness coach, waxer extraordinaire and corrective skin care specialist.
Naturally women are nurturers and I spent much of my career nurturing women all day long for many years.
I started realizing around the time social media began bursting at the seams, that the clientele shifted and we started seeing more people who wanted an instant solution for their problematic skin and health. Sure, you can take acutane but it will wreak havoc on your organs. Sure you can use hydroquinone for your hyperpigmentation but it's carcinogenic, putting you at risk for skin cancer years down the road. Sure, you can take antibiotics, but you can develop a resistance and it will destroy your gut flora. Your gut health is actually the most important weapon for fighting acne.
You can get results with a holistic approach, but it does take some time. With each day that passes you will notice positive changes. A pill or potion may work temporarily but it is merely a bandaid, not a solution to the deeper root of the problem.
In 2010, I was battling insomnia, hormonal ups and downs and a bad case of eczema on my face. My doctor recommended anti-depressants as the remedy. <Scratches head in disbelief> While I felt insane from not sleeping, I didn't feel that depression was my issue. I felt that prescribing me anti-depressants was irresponsible and not okay.
So I got a second opinion from a naturopathic doctor who spent 2 hours listening, examining and developing a plan for me. She simply said that I had adrenal fatigue and she prescribed me an anti-inflammatory diet and told me I had to stop training for marathons.
After 30 days of diligently sticking to her recommendations, I saw a drastic difference in my skin, began sleeping better and lost 8 lbs of inflammatory swelling. My periods reduced from 10 heavy days to 5 tolerable days.
Over time, my eczema went away and never came back. I healed my body and got my life back. I had no idea that my daily habits were contributing to my suffering.
I was so excited about the power of nutrition, that I got my certification in holistic nutrition to guide others to their own healing.
Nutrition alone cannot heal unless you combine exercise and a good mindfulness practice.
Stress and environmental toxins can also impact our health. We are exposed to radiation and chemical pollutants every single day. Cancer is on the rise.
On May 18, 2020 I was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. It came on fast as I had a clean mammogram in November 2019.
While there are many unknowns to cancer, I feel deeply connected to why this showed up. Emotional trauma has an interesting way of manifesting itself in the body.
The truth is, our society is not set up for us to ever be well. We buy into the idea that if we work hard it will pay off later. We self medicate because we can't handle the pressure of daily life. We can't seem to get a break. But we don't want to put in the time for self care because we simply just don't have the extra time......until you become ill.
The beauty industry is filled with lots of toxic products inside plastic bottles which are contaminating our waters and bleeding into our soil. Our planet cannot provide us with clean resources anymore. We continue to alter nature's resources into toxic matter, pollute the environment and we continue to absorb this through the water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe and through our skin.
My mission is to provide you with as much information as possible to keep you all energized, happy, healthy, balanced and free from chronic illness.
After all, our medical system isn't designed to keep you healthy and thrives to make money off of your illness.
My store is filled with amazing non toxic skin care and grooming products with biodegradable and recyclable packaging. You will also find hygiene and household products as well. My sources come from small batch makers who have a passion for cleaning up the planet and keeping you free from health destructive toxins. Many of my resources donate a portion of their proceeds to environmental cleanup. Know that when you purchase products from me, you are contributing to the health of our planet too!
More importantly, you will get to witness how powerful mindfulness, movement, laughter and nutrition are as you witness my journey to healing from breast cancer!
Thank you for joining me and the Savage Well Being community in blissfully bringing yourself and the planet in happiness and harmony!
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