My journey to get back to my roots began several years ago when I discovered my lifetime of stomach aches, bloating, irregularity, heartburn, nausea, constant viruses, terrible mood swings, and unexplained skin rashes might be helped with a clean eating plan.
I had spent decades going to doctors for my gut pain, trying different diets and teas – from herbal healing teas to kambucha, from no carb to no gluten to no dairy eating plans. Some things helped but nothing truly worked.
A few years ago, my little sister who shares many of my same health issues, introduced me to the theory of Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). I was skeptical but I took the plunge because it seemed to be helping her. I was so sick and tired of feeling sick and tired and thought this might help me have some pain-free days.
To my amazement, I stopped getting sick with viruses almost immediately. My skin began to clear up. My daily intestinal cramps, bloating, and gas soon disappeared – even my menstrual cramps disappeared! I had never felt better in my life and frankly, couldn’t believe it was even possible to feel this good.
As I began to eat clean, I started to really notice my reactions to other products – nausea, headaches, and lethargy – when I would clean my home, put on sunscreen or insect repellent, or get a pedicure. My reactions to those small doses of toxic chemicals became obvious now that I had cleared my body of food toxins.
This began my search for toxic-free/reduced products. Most of the time, I was disappointed in the performance or the smell of the toxic-free products, which was discouraging. I had discovered essential oils but avoided them because of the damage the unsustainable farms were placing on the Earth.
And then I was introduced to Young Living’s essential oils and toxic-free products. When I found out that Young Living have their own essential oil farms and are completely sustainable outside of shipping, I realized in that moment that I may have found the answer to my future toxin-free products.
I immediately went home and researched the company along with all the other oil companies I could find, and was blown away by the results. Young Living was everything I was told and more. From having their own farms, to having the highest standards through their seed to seal program, the most effective oils and products on the market, the largest selection, the longest standing oil company in the industry, charitable foundations galore, and it is set up for network marketing, which meant I could help guide and educate others on the right way to use essential oils and begin living clean.
My career could align with my passion to help people learn to take charge of their health.
I could make this lifestyle change simple for others.
My father always told me to follow my passion because if we are going to spend our whole lives working to pay the bills, we might as well love what we do. This is my dream and I am making it come true. Thank you for your support, thank you for sharing your success stories with me and thank you for letting me help you change your life!
This is my story and why I started Roots Bound.