I just wanted to let everyone know how Angie is doing lately. I really wish I lived closer to I could tell you a little more about how she is doing, but from our phone conversations, she is hanging in there. She was in and out of the hospital this past few weeks. She thankfully got home yesterday. They did a surgery to stop some internal bleeding. It was very scary to think about her and what she was going through, but through prayers and our Heavenly Father, she is home now. We are still praying for a miracle and believe that through the Lord all is possible if it’s his will. I know that so many of us are being changed for the better just through watching Angie go through this. Trials are what change us. It seems like such a helpless situation when it’s the ones you love and not yourself. You wish you could do more, but really that is when I realized that I can do more through my prayers and my Savior, more can be done. I know that our prayers are answered through others, so thank you to all who have been there and helped Angie and her family in so many ways. I know the doctors are guided more through our prayers. I also know that all of us that can go to the temple and put her name on the prayer roll are doing more by letting the Lord bless Angie. We love you Angie!

Recent 4th of July photo of Angie and her husband Justin.
Foods that heal the Muscular System

I have a real testimony of how food can heal the body. I know that Angie has tried her best to eat the things that support the body in all the healing that she is trying to do right now with the cancer treatments she is undergoing. I KNOW that it makes a difference.

I have seen this over and over again in my own body and also my family. Just a few examples is that when I was 30 years old. I felt like I was going thru pre-menopause. It was crazy. I was losing way too much hair, not sleeping at night, having night sweats, irregular periods, if any at all, and even started to get some gray hairs. I was wearing contacts and glasses at the time, which I had worn for about 6 years. I had skin issues and my hair was not just thinning but was breaking all the time and course. I lost the outer 1/3 of my eyebrows and was having constipation problems.  Later, I realized I was having thyroid issues even though the blood test I took told me everything was “normal” with me. Well, after changing my diet from the SAD diet, (standard American Diet) to one full of live plant foods, I started to have less of these symptoms. I was drinking green smoothies everyday, then started to add salads into my food everyday. My next step for soaking and sprouting the grains I ate and making fermented foods. After about two years, I started to notice that my eyesight was getting better, so much that I stopped wearing my contacts and glasses and still don’t to this day. I also started to sleep better and my skin and digestion was improving. I stopped losing so much hair and it started to grow faster. The only thing that wasn’t improving was my periods, so I keep researching and reading. I decided that I need to add more healthy fats into my diet and organic grass-fed meats, organ meats, pastured eggs, coconut oil and MTC oil, avocados, and even sardines. My periods started to come again and were even consistent. I have had them every month for the past year and half, which is really abnormal for me.

When I went on the GAPS diet to continue to further heal my gut, I also added many supplements from Standard Process. These are all food and plant based supplements, not synthetic vitamins. Just this last week I noticed a wart that I have had for 15 years starting to go away. That may seem so small to most people, but I have tried everything over the years to get rid of it. It was under my nail bed and after many doctor acts, shots, burns, oils, duct tape, you name it- it never would go away. It is barely there now. In just the last two weeks it has went away. I remember reading that warts are caused by mineral deficiencies. I don’t know if that’s true, but I think all the amazing supplements and bone broth I have been eating has made the difference. Now if I can just get rid of my gray hair, that would be AMAZING!

This blog post is just to get you to think about how much FOOD really does matter!!! I could go on and on about the small things that I have seen improve in my kids and husband because of what they put into their bodies everyday with their food. Sometimes you can see things instantly and others things take years to heal.  It’s not about perfection, but are you feeding your body what it needs to heal? I made this little video to tell you about all the amazing food we are blessed to eat if we choose.