It started when I was about 2 years old. My mom took me in to the doctor to have a normal round of booster shots in the early ’90’s. At the time there were two shots given at the same time (something they do not do anymore). Hours later I was in the emergency room with a respiratory allergic reaction. After that I developed asthma, which luckily only appeared as I got sick with something else, like a cold or flu.
I’m not sure if this scare is what triggered my dad to begin learning about herbal medicine and using a natural approach to being healthy as opposed to running to the doctor for every sneeze. Nevertheless I grew up with many “take this natural thing and that other natural thing”, instead of Tylenol and cough drops (okay, maybe a cough drop. A zinc cough drop).
The more I’ve learned about herbs and how they can interact so harmoniously with our bodies, the more and more fascinating this experience has become. Taking responsibility for my health instead of passing it on to a medical professional has been incredibly empowering.
This blog is and will become a compilation of personal experiences and experiments, utilizing many great books from the real experts, excellent online resources, research done by the scientific community, and some simple herbal recipes that everyone should know and teach their children about. I hope this can be a useful and educational resource and will motivate you to take charge of your health so you can live the healthy life you deserve.
Feel free to contact with suggestions or your own experience you would like to share.
Thanks and enjoy!