Today we’re talking about natural health– how I got into it (my personal health story, which I don’t talk about very often) and some resources for those of you who are just beginning your journey.
Amanda asked, “How did you become interested in health and natural remedies? Could you talk a little about your beliefs and practices when it comes to that? I’m starting to become really interested in creating a healthier lifestyle for our family but am not really sure how I’ll pull it off here in Brooklyn, NY.”
This is a great question, and here’s my answer:
Thanks for watching! You may have noticed that I almost never mention that I am a Type 1 Diabetic. It’s not a big secret, but it’s something I have always avoided having be part of my identity. After overhearing someone calling me “the diabetic girl” when I was young, I was sure that I didn’t want to hear it again. Yes– being diabetic affects my life almost constantly– but there is so much more going on with me and around me, that it’s not something I need to attach to my identity. To read an interview where I talk more about my diagnosis, click here.
I’d also like to respectfully note that this is not a request for all of the natural cures you’ve heard of for diabetes. I hope you’ll understand.
Resources for getting started with natural health:
- Mark’s Daily Apple
- Weston A. Price Foundation
- Aviva Romm
- Food Renegade
- Holistic Squid
- Nourished Kitchen
- The Nourished Life
- Nourishing Our Children
- Thank Your Body
- Wellness Mama
Here are some other things we’ve talked about in these Q & A Sessions:
- Let’s Talk About Life Pace
- What it’s Like Living in England
- Let’s Talk About Foraging
- Let’s Talk About Food
- Why We’re Expats
- Expat Stuff & Finding a Job Overseas
Thanks for watching and reading. I would love to hear more of your own stories about how you came to natural health (or where you’re starting) and to talk about any other questions you may have!