This blog is meant to be a beacon of HOPE and guidance for better health and a happy life for you and your family.
Perhaps the most important of my qualifications is the fact that I am a mom who cares about the well-being of my family and friends. I hope that the things I have learned, and post on, will benefit you and your family in some way!
My search for answers stemmed from our own health issues. I myself have Crohn’s disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that primarily affects my GI system. Our son Brady has Autism, which is a blessing and a curse all at the same time. It is a blessing because if it were not for Brady, and his diagnosis, I would not have been put on the path to better health for my entire family. Without him, we would still be in the dark about all the toxins in our world. We would still be eating processed food out of plastic containers, eating fast food, and using store bought cleaning, and beauty products.
I know there are some autistic people out there who might take offense to me saying autism is a curse, that I hope to “fix” him. I am sorry if you feel that way, but honestly if I could change things for Brady…I most definitely would. Because of his autism he can not communicate. He does have many one and two word approximations of speech…but at the time of this post he is almost 8 years old and can not speak a full sentence. He has frequent melt downs and does not understand “wait a minute”. He has no concept of danger…so playing outside with friends, like a typical kid his age, is not an option since he is impulsive and has the potential for wondering off and getting lost (or heaven forbid…something worse). It is only recently that we have been able to get rid of pull ups at night…and he still has accidents 1-2 times a week at night. We fear that he will never be able to live independently, let alone fall in love, get married, and have a family of his own someday. That is not the end of the list of our challenges by any means. Do I want to take away the challenges he faces every day…YOU BET! Brady is a happy, loving child who deservers the best life has to offer.
BUT despite ALL of the challenges we all face everyday, and even if he never gets any better then he is today, we love him unconditionally and will never give up HOPE that the changes we make now will help him to lead a fuller happier life in the future.