My journey to health and wellbeing so far…

Optimized-DSC_4984_cropTo say this site was born out of love probably sounds cliche! But it truly was. Years ago, I like so many others, embarked on a journey that would change my families and my life forever.

My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer and our worlds would never be the same again. The journey has taken us through every variation of hope there is.  The diagnosis made us analyse every facet of our lives, what we ate and drank, what we put on our skin, how we lived, our careers, where we lived, and our genetics. They say it often takes something truly life changing for you to assess your health.  My mother is the closest person to me in the world, and I knew that if someone who was generally healthy could fall ill to this dreaded disease, well…what hope was there for the rest of us who ate, smoked, drank, and stressed our way through life!

So for the past 5 years, health has constantly been on the mind and lips of our family. We have all spent countless hours researching literally hundreds of different theories on food, diet, lifestyle, disease and chronic illness. It consumes almost every conversation we have and it has made me look at the lifestyle we lead, and also what the future might look like for our children.

We had a fairly healthy upbringing, at least healthy by today’s standards. My grandfather was an organic farmer and I spent a lot of time with him in the garden. I became a member of the Brisbane Organic Growers Inc when I was just 12 years old and was then the youngest member by a long shot!

I was a sponge for information and loved to learn new things about how to grow fruit and vegetables without pesticides or chemicals. My grandfather loved sharing his knowledge with the community and I have fond memories of his stories growing up and his journey learning about nature and how everything can exist in harmony.

My favourite part was taste testing! I would spend countless hours up a mulberry tree or scrounging for mangos. There was nothing that tasted better.  It was these early days of my life that I learnt what real food tasted like and I fell in love with the art of organic gardening. As I got older, I slowly steered further and further away from these grass roots and into the commercial and corporate world.

I think back to what and how it all went wrong! Close family friends saw I had a passion for nature and were sad when I didn’t continue with this first love. It is strange how your life can turn 360 to be back where you started? But I believe that in some way shape or form, providing this site to you was always my calling. Call it my labour of love if you will!

My aim for this website is provide you with a broad range of information on various topics on our health and lifestyles in general. I am not a health professional, doctor or any such credentialed person (although I am currently studying Nutritional Therapy & Medicine).  I just enjoying sharing information that I have found interesting and helpful in my life and hope that it can be some assistance to others.  Please take what information you find here further and do your own research, this is just designed to be a starting point to get you thinking more seriously about your health. Some of this information is readily available on the internet and in relevant books, but I have brought it together in one place.

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I hope you enjoy reading this site as much as I enjoy providing you with information to stimulate your mind and hopefully change your way of living.

Happy reading!
Yours in health and happiness
Rhiannon

 

Disclaimer – As the author of this blog, I have based my writings upon my own experiences and extensive research regarding the topics covered here. However, I am not a medical doctor, nurse or professional nutritionist or otherwise formally qualified in this subject matter. The information contained in this blog is not intended to be construed in any manner as medical advice. Please use the information contained here to further your own research and consult professional health advisers before commencing any treatment.