As a very young mother (both my children were born before I was 23), I handled my children’s sicknesses the only way I knew existed: regular well-child checks at the pediatrician, alternating Children’s Motrin and Tylenol for fevers, antibiotics for the occasional ear infection or other mystery illness, and basically always relying on someone in the medical field to tell me what to do for my children if they were sick. I didn’t have a medical degree, so I just assumed that I wasn’t equipped to know what to do when illness struck.
Fast forward a few years, and my approach has radically changed. As I have learned more about healthy eating, natural hygiene and body care, and eliminating toxins from our home, I have also gained quite a bit more confidence when it comes to making medical decisions for my family. I no longer feel helpless when one of us gets sick, nor do I feel pressured to call the doctor, go to an urgent care clinic, or pop prescriptions for coughs, colds, stomach bugs, or rashes.