Blogging is an interesting endeavor, quite unlike anything else I have ever experienced before. On the one hand, I have found that most of the blog topics that are my own ideas tend to come from things I am currently wrestling with in my own life or experiences that happen from day to day that impact the message of True Wellness – the basic premise of this blog. On the other hand, there is clearly no doubt that some of my best blogs have come from reader requests. For example, Jamie’s blog request a couple of weeks ago on how to feed babies was a brilliant suggestion. It is a topic that I should have blogged about months ago, but simply hadn’t because my own children are no longer babies and that sort of thought process is not in the forefront of my mind anymore.
It has recently dawned on me that a mix of blog ideas coming from both sources is probably the way to go. After all, this blog is not for me. It is for you and for my children and your children. Therefore, the topics discussed here should be a blend of the experiences I have had and am currently having on my path of Wellness that may help you on your own journey as well as a conversation about things that you are currently struggling with that perhaps my own experiences can shed some light on.
With that in mind, I am asking you, dear readers, to please comment at the end of this blog with your own blog ideas. If you have more than one idea, then please fire away. I can’t guarantee that every idea will be blogged on. I certainly can’t blog on something if I don’t know anything about the topic suggested! However, I will do my best to blog about every single idea put forth if it makes sense for me to do so. It may take awhile to incorporate them all into this blog’s tapestry of topics. For example, sometimes I have a list of blogs lined up for the week, only to put them all on the backburner when something comes along that supercedes all my planning!
I look forward to reading and contemplating every single one of your blog ideas! I am very excited to see what you all will come up with!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
My daughter is now four months old and unfortunately I didn’t have the knowledge I have now about the risks of vaccinating and she received shots when she was born and at two months. I have decided and have a peace about not vaccinating from here on out, but is there anything I can do to reverse any effects of the vaccines she’s gotten already? Thank you and I’m so thankful I found your blog.
Hi Raquel, just an excellent diet in childhood complete with fermented cod liver oil starting at 3 months old (1/4 tsp per day) is the best protection 🙂 Perhaps a consult with a holistic practitioner in your area if you wish to have her examined for any negative effects.
I am the mom of two amazing unvaccinated sons. One is now a senior in high school who is finishing his college applications. He is extremely bright and very passionate about health and nutrition, as that has been his whole life. Currently his plan is to attend medical school after college and become a Holistic/Integrative M.D. He wants to be a beacon of light and innovate in this area. He looks to the impact that Dr. Norm Shealey and Dr. Andrew Weil have had on their colleagues and the world. He knows that M.D’s often listen only to other M.D’s, so having this degree will help him have a voice in the scientific community as well as the natural one. What we are now realizing, and did not even anticipate, is that all colleges require vaccines. And in Princeton, they just had a meningitis outbreak that they handled by re-vaccinating the students with a new vaccine from Europe not yet approved here(not that this would help it’s trustworthiness)?
Here is some of the news on that:
The other thing is that my husband received several booster vaccines before a mandatory business trip to India. He was always the strong one in the house, now he has been sick more in the past three years since being vaccinated than in our 23 years of marriage together.
Now, honestly, I have this amazing son, who has several food allergies, and I thought managing his food allergies in college was going to be his/our only concern.
I am feeling hopeless and panicked, and that has never been the way I tackle things. But, i can’t find a reputable medical school anywhere that allows religious or any exemption from vaccines. Also, being a doctor would require him to get the flu shot every year? I am looking at the colleges, and until he is accepted somewhere, I can’t get solid info on possible exemptions.
Please help! Do I remember that you have at least one in high school, close to college research? There must be so very many unvaccinated d kids wanting to go to college….even medical school or serve in healthcare somehow.
Thank you for your time and consideration of this subject. I love reading your blog and I could really use some help and hope.
I just came upon your blog tonight and am enthralled. I was wondering if you would discuss the WIC program. It seems to defeat its own purpose to me- it seeks to provide women with a healthy nutritional diet, but since I have been enrolled in the program my shopping standards have had to lower Drastically! Things I would never have bought for myself or considered “healthy” are staples of the program, and I just don’t get it. I mean, GMO cereal for your kids? Non-organic milk? The cheapest of the cheap. I understand that it is gov’t funded (n’uff said) but why even bother with such a program if the foods they purport to be healthy will actually be harmful in the long run? Or, if THAT is considered to be healthy, what to most people “normally” eat????
I know this post is older, but I would love to read more about your favorite natural/alternative remedies, as there are times when those who eat a healthy diet, still have health issues to address. Examples – first aid type remedies, alternatives to antibiotics, how to use herbs or e.o’s – whatever you know most about. I know you are so well-researched that I would love to sneak a peek in your “medicine cabinet.”
Thanks for the opportunity to make suggestions! Love the blog; I read and do research in it along with WAP and others. 🙂
I would love to see some weekly meal plans for your family. I always plan a week or two in advance, and I’m struggling with some GAPS meal plans and what that looks like for a family. Thank you!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Hi Kari, believe it or not, I do not meal plan! It just doesn’t work for me or my family.
How about the topic of sunscreen for kids? I have read that many people refuse sunscreen for their kids because of the toxins – what is your position on this? If you have the right mix of fats in your diet, do you need sunscreen? Does it depend on where you live?
Thanks! Love your blog!
I am just starting my endeavor to cook traditionaly in our home. I would like to know what kinds of things store well, as we try to have a one year supply of food. Generally I can fruits and vegies for use throughout the winter, but was wondering what types of other things would be found in the food storage of home that cooks traditionaly.
I second the idea about about wanting to see what you keep on hand in your kitchen – from your equipment to your pantry to your fridge. I would love a tour! If that's too personal, perhaps you could just make a checklist or something that we could print off and keep handy to work towards for our own pantries? Just an idea, but I would find it immensely helpful in getting started.
Also, I notice in your videos that you use filtered water for everything – do you have some kind of filtration system under your sink? Could you walk us through your water purification set-up in your home?
Love love love your blog…
I would like to do a fast after I am done nursing. I want to loose a little weight and detox. I don't think the lemon juice water and maple syrup is what I want to do because lemon can turn the urine alkaline. Do you know of a healthy fast/detox? Thanks for the info on making cream cheese and saurkraut. I am trying more and more tradional preparing of food. You are a super great teacher. Thanks!!!