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Switching to Natural

It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with cancer that I started delving into more natural and/or healthier products. At first my actions were totally out of fear. Many well meaning people reached out with articles to read or with suggestions on supplements to take regarding remedies to beat cancer.

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Did my deodorant give me cancer? Was it the fact that I lived near a chemical plant in childhood? So many thoughts and questions went through my head. But thankfully during that time, the word of God was present, reminding me in 1 Timothy that God doesn’t give us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and a sound mind.

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I changed so much in that year. Once I was more rooted in the word and not living in complete fear, I began to thoughtfully consider what I consumed. I switched to local meat products, switched my deodorant, makeup, and hair care. I started researching blue light at night and sleep patterns. Because let me tell you, I could NOT sleep! My hormones were so out of whack from chemotherapy.

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It’s really difficult to change everything overnight. It takes work and research. But the resources are there. And I think one of the greatest things about a more natural lifestyle is that you’re also supporting small businesses. Your friends and neighbors who’s life work is to produce quality products.

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I love knowing where my meat comes from. I like supporting small businesses who attempt to create the perfect deodorant without chemicals.

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It’s only been within the past 100 years that so many chemicals have been introduced into our food system and body products. Yes, it may be cheaper and more convenient but could it be the reason you have so many headaches? Could it be the reason your period is off? Could it be the reason for that upset stomach you’re always dealing with?

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Stop and consider the sources of what you consume. Keep track of what you change and how you feel. You will notice a difference!

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In the future I’m going to talk in more specifics of what I use and why. Because there is so much info on it! But this is just a little picture of what changed it all for me.

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Tips on how to get started:

•Research local food producers in your area. My family usually purchases 1/4 to 1/2 a cow each year from a local farm and store it in the freezer.

•Wash your produce well, if you can’t go straight to organic.

•Start reading food labels and choose foods with the least amount of ingredients.

•Start making a list of potential beauty products you’d like to switch to. Some of my recommended companies are Trim Healthy Mama and Young Living. I also sell Young Living so if you’d like to go that route, I can get you started. Ask about my discount!

•Download the Think Dirty app to figure out the toxicity levels of your most used products.

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And stay tuned for my favorite products and how I use them! Melanie


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