Welcome to Healthy Farmhouse!
Here at Healthy Farmhouse, our mission is to bring health tips straight from our home into yours.
We are currently working hard at getting this website up and running.
We are in the process of re-branding and our team is working diligently to move all our blog content from our original website over to 3 additional websites.
Before creating Healthy Farmhouse, we had a single blog that covered topics ranging from homeschooling to health.
Please be patient with us during this transition as we work hard to move & refresh 3 years worth of content to make things more user friendly and pinpoint our ideal community better 💗
Our Health Journey…
I was 28 years old and sitting in the emergency room with my husband. He was running a high fever and had passed out from extreme stomach pain. A few grueling hours later he was diagnosed with diverticulosis and was immediately admitted overnight because of a strong diverticulitis infection of the gut.
At the time I had 2 young boys and a 1 year old daughter.
I was young.
I should be healthy, my kids should be healthy, my husband should be healthy.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.
Before this hospital stay, we had already been through our share of health issues.
My oldest suffered from extreme ADHD tendencies, but was otherwise relatively healthy.
My middle child however had chronic migraines & stomach issues that caused him to get sick multiple times each week.
No amount of medical tests, medications, or food eliminations helped elevate the struggle. We learned to manage what we could and avoid specifc things, but never really found a fix.
A few years later our youngest was born. She was sweet, healthy, and perfect.
6 weeks after her birth she was hospitalized with severe bronchiolitis.
Due to her young age and high fever, the doctors immediately put her on a round of antibiotics just in case it was meningitis or pneumonia.
Thankfully it wasn’t, but the damage to her immune system was already done.
This sweet girl spent the first 2 years of her life sick and on back to back antibiotics.
I was a young mom and had no idea about the negative effects of over using antibiotics.
My daughter couldn’t get well, my son was still having too many flair ups, and my husband had a new diagnosis.
I was desperate.
My mom had recently started using essential oils and pleaded with me to try them out. She didn’t know much about them yet, but as someone that suffered from extreme health issues herself, she was hopeful they would help us all!
So I purchased a starter kit – and it sat around for a while.
Over time we slowly started using essential oils in place of traditional medications.
Then later, we began diffusing and cooking with them too.
It took a long time for us to get here, but we skip the traditional antibiotics when we can and lean on natural remedies, essential oils, and supplements for most of our health needs.
We aren’t perfect and still eat out on occasion. Sometimes we don’t take our vitamins or drink water like we should, but our family will always be a work in progress and I like to keep health at the forefront of my mind as much as possible.