“Health by Brenda” is somewhat of a misnomer. Health is not something I can bestow upon you. I can only guide you to what I’ve discovered about health, and use the tools at our mutual disposal to help you achieve your best. I have been immensely grateful to those who’ve put practical knowledge on the internet – so that I have something to offer my sleepless, crying child at 2 a.m. I hope to be able to pay that blessing forward to you.
To that end, I write about nutrition mostly, including everyday foods, herbs and supplements. Fitness, developing good habits, and balancing activity with rest are frequent topics. And mental health: I’m no psychiatrist, but your levels of joy and sadness impact what you eat and how you move. And how you eat and move impacts your mental stability. It all comes together to be your personal picture of health.
In short, I want to teach you how to be well so that you avoid being sick. Since I’m the caretaker in my house (I have six children), I find it very frustrating to discern if this is allergies, a passing cold, or the beginnings of the next killer flu. So many symptoms are identical in the beginning, and how you treat it initially makes a big difference. It’s a whole lot easier to ensure everyone stays well, with a strong immune system. A strong immune system is like a good security system: bad guys don’t get through easily.
So that’s the point of this blog: to give you the information you need to keep you and your loved ones well. There will still be midnight earaches and Sunday morning stomach issues – but I’ll also show you how to deal with these when they do arrive. Know, too, that health is not an overnight endeavor; as each day accumulates more healthy decisions, you will see more and more results. Case in point: for over a year before and while I was pregnant with my oldest, I ate only processed and fast foods. He was born swollen, with multiple food sensitivities. Thirteen years later, when #6 arrived, most everything I ate was personally prepared and organic. She was three the first time she got a stuffy nose. Is this conclusive science? No. But it is what I hope to help you achieve in your home.
Disclaimer: I am a Naturopath in a state which does not require licensing, which means only that I have studied natural approaches to health and operate as a health consultant. I am not a medical physician, nor do I diagnose, prescribe or treat specific diseases. These are my personal opinions and the sharing of knowledge from my own experience. Please, if you find a situation scares you, don’t waste time online; go see a medical professional.