This holistic mom dreams of a day when all kids -- and adults -- eat foods with only recognizable ingredients. Paying attention is not an option for me; it's a necessity.
A few years ago, my body started breaking down and let me know I wasn’t like all those other Jessicas who were still in their twenties. I began making the rounds of alternative health practitioners and nutritionists to deal with stomach problems, thyroid problems, chronic grumpiness, and infertility, issues that my doctors weren't addressing with any success. With a lot of help and a bunch of lifestyle changes, I managed to work my way back to healthy and happy. And pregnant!
Now a full-on convert to natural family living and a mom to a three-year-old, I’m on a mission to share my insights -- and my persistent questions -- about nutrition and holistic health with other moms and with anyone else looking for something that will work and feel good when other stuff doesn’t. As a leader of a local chapter of Holistic Moms Network, I've tried to build a community that supports other parents in making healthy decisions for their families.
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Published 2:43 p.m. March 8, 2013
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Published 11:38 a.m. February 8, 2013
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Published 9:11 p.m. January 4, 2013
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Published 10:17 a.m. December 13, 2012
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Published 7:25 p.m. November 9, 2012
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Published 1:35 p.m. October 12, 2012
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Published 2:51 p.m. September 20, 2012
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Published 3:03 p.m. April 13, 2012
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Published 1:22 p.m. March 20, 2012
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Published 10:09 p.m. February 15, 2012
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Published 12:20 p.m. December 31, 2011
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Published 11:36 a.m. December 12, 2011
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Published 8:30 p.m. November 18, 2011
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Published 6:57 p.m. November 11, 2011
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