As you all know, I am a fan of Dr. Ben Lynch and often promote his work in the MTHFR and gene fields. And I am an affiliate for his amazing Seeking Health line and use many of his supplements and products for Doug, Grey and I.
When I was invited to his Facebook Live set for TOMORROW at 2:30 PM PST on Fatty Liver and how you can clean your genes to improve this disease that affects many I KNEW I had to share it with all of you.
By the year 2025, 5 million people will need liver transplants. In fact, 1 in 4 people have some stage of fatty liver disease. And pregnant women with fatty liver disease can pass down an increased risk of developing fatty liver disease to their children. This is an important topic that needs to be discussed. That's why on tomorrow's FB Live, Dr. Lynch will be sharing the ins and outs of fatty liver disease.
- How to know if you have fatty liver?
- How common is fatty liver?
- Which genes are dirty and why?
- Tips to clean your genes.
Click Here to RSVP to Join Dr. Ben Lynch TOMORROW, July 19th at 2:30 PST.
please do not take Dr. Lynch’s Facebook Lives as treatment for your condition or disease, as he will not have the full “picture” of your health. You always need to have your own healthcare team.
Last night we threw a dinner party for some dear friends of ours. My friend Emma is a total sweetheart and fellow "crunchy" mama like myself and she brought me a batch of homemade elderberry syrup as a hostess gift.
Could someone know me any better than that? Haha.
I buy Elderberry (which is not cheap no matter where you get it, I usually get it at Sprouts or on Amazon or Thrive), regularly to keep mine and the baby's immunity up, so a whole batch for the house was scoring huge. Thanks friend.
I was lacking some creative ideas for the blog this week, #MomTired #MomBrain, and her thoughtful gift got me thinking about Spring immunity. The baby and I have both been dealing with some Spring allergy sniffles and the tail end of cold and flu season still looms throughout the U.S. so its always good to have strong go-to's to keep us well and breathing well.
I wanted to share today some of what we are currently doing naturally to keep us well today and through the Spring and Summer season.
And if you're wondering how to make Elderberry Syrup at home, Emma uses Wellness Mama's recipe, which you can find here.
As a natural mama, I want to do everything I can to support Grey's body, and ours, with ways that are natural and created by God. Elderberry, with its anti viral and anti inflammatory properties, it's high in Vitamin A, B, C, antioxidants and quercetin and enhances the immune system. I could write a whole post on Elderberry, and I may sometime soon, but it is the powerhouse player of our immune boost regimen and we take it everyday. I usually take an Elderberry gummy that also contains zinc and vitamin C as well.
Speaking of Vitamin C, I take a buffered Vitamin C powder from Seeking Health when I'm starting to feel run down, when I'm fighting allergies or when I'm sick to give me a boost. I use a buffered C as it's gentler on my stomach and bladder, which I've had issues with in my past. It's also the reason why I don't take it everyday and get my daily C from the elderberry gummy or through fruit and vegetables.
My biggest go to to keep my home purified and healthy are my oils. In addition to cleaning with and diffusing Young Living Oil's Thieves Blend, I also make a custom Immunity Roller for our feet (Grey's included!). Thieves oil is a powerhouse immunity booster and has played a vital role in shortening our past illnesses (comparing our average colds to post-oil life vs. before we used them), curbing illness when we start to feel something coming on and for general everyday support.
A daily probiotic has also been vital. We began taking them to boost our immune systems, but learned how they can support our immune systems so it became a win/win to make sure we take it with our dairy-free yogurt or smoothie in the morning.
In addition to these steps, we also drink a ton of water, eat a hearty helping of fruit and vegetables every day and get optimal rest.
How do you boost your families health naturally? Always love to chat with fellow healthy ladies on keeping their families well.