Welcome to Whole Earth Life, a blog for natural and holistic living. I’ve set out on a personal mission to free myself of drugs and chemicals while also making changes to live a more sustainable lifestyle; to minimise my impact on the environment.
This journey began for me following the development of two autoimmune diseases. For over 4 years I have suffered with Alopecia Areata and most recently I have been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease – although it seems I’ve probably been fighting a losing battle with Crohn’s for many more years! After receiving this diagnosis I decided that I needed to treat the condition at its root cause and not simply manage the symptoms. I adopted the Autoimmune Protocol (paleo) diet which was created by Dr Sarah Ballantyne, author of ‘The Paleo Approach’ and the magical woman behind www.thepaleomom.com and then I started this blog to track and share my progress.
Shortly after implementing the Autoimmune Protocol (with amazing results!!) I realised that paleo is more than just a diet to me. The principles of being toxin/junk-free emanate throughout my lifestyle. I am changing everything from my shampoo and toothpaste to my washing-up liquid, opting instead for chemical free alternatives. I read the labels of EVERYTHING. I am sick of consuming junk at the expense of my health and to the benefit of mass producing corporations.
At the same time I want to do more to protect the environment. I am very aware that ‘paleo’ is under scrutiny for its potential environmental impact so to counterbalance this I am looking for other ways to make my lifestyle habits more sustainable and in line with a natural way of living. I hope to share these hints and tips with you while also tracking my progress with the diet to prove modern medicine wrong.
I hope this blog will provide a source of hope for anybody suffering with autoimmune diseases. Take a look at my first youtube video that shows the extent of my alopecia as well as my later video of the beginnings of hair growth at the start of this diet.
Thanks for stopping by!
I’m off to make myself a cup of hot ginger tea 🙂