I’m Serena Smith-Williams and I am a mom, actress, Crohn’s girl, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and Holistic Wellness Professional.
As a mom I have found there are so many toxins right inside our homes that we, along with our families, are exposed to every day.
That toxic exposure can wreak havoc on our health and general wellbeing.
I started this blog years ago, first as a personal journey to document my own health dealing with Crohn’s disease, then it slowly turned into a resource for women and natural living.
My story starts over 10 years ago when I became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist.
Stumbling upon natural health was no accident. Even though I had an extensive background in pharmaceutical and clinical research I was already in the mindset of natural health and didn’t even know it.
As a person living with Crohn’s I’ve always tried dealing with it with meds only as needed, eventually being able to get off meds for the past 7 or so years.
I am one that truly believes we can use integrative ways to improve our health and our bodies will let us know when those ways are working.
I was able to push that natural health mentality further when I stumbled upon a continuing education course as part of my renewal as a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
That was the year I came across the Alive Academy of Natural Health. I decided to enroll in the Applied Nutrition Program Specializing in Sports Fitness.
Well, WOW what a wake up call that was.
(And continuing my natural health education was also a must at that point for me as well as my family.
I couldn’t stop there. I later enrolled into the Vintage Remedies School of Natural Health – now the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences – and completed The Family Herbalist Program, both the Pharmacology of Food & Essential Oils in the Kitchen courses, as well as their Holistic Wellness Professional program.) Yes, I was THAT serious.
Learning of the toxic products right in your own home is a real eye opener.
Our home should be the safest & healthiest place for us, but IT IS NOT.
I kid you not, I started throwing everything away…and I mean EVERYTHING.
Now, before you start doing the same thing, let me tell you that is probably not the best way to go. You don’t want to literally throw money away.
Replacing your products even a little bit at a time can have the same BIG impact later.
If you agree, I invite you to stick around and explore!
See ya on the inside!
Hello! My name is Anne and I can relate with your lifestyle. I am a vegan 29 yr old woman who suffers from narcolepsy and looking for a good holistic lifestyle. HELP!!!
Thanks Anne. I hope I can be the one piece of the puzzle that you are looking for! Welcome!
Gina Moore says
Hi, I definitely 100% agree with you about keep it simple in this life, I find my self having so much more clarity and wisdom now just by slowing down and smelling the roses.So with that being said wise woman I wish u much love, healing,and success with all your heart desire:)
Thank you so much Gina!
Cheryl Smith says
I LOVE your blog! So very thankful to meet you…and happy you stopped by my blog and left encouragement behind. I look forward to spending some wonderful time here. God bless you and your sweet family. 🙂 Much love, Cheryl
Thank you so much Cheryl! I’m so happy you stopped by! I will definitely be back to visit you again real soon…
Jody @easypeasymom says
Hi Serena! What a wonderful blog! (And beautiful design, it’s like instantly calming 🙂 I have been gradually switching over to more natural products in my house and I love to find other bloggers who have similar interests! I will definitely be following you on social media and checking out your blog posts regularly! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you so much Jody! So glad to meet you! Hope your weekend was great!
Hi Serena, I have noticed that you do not mention honey, or any bed products in your holistic medical treatments. Is there a reason? I have been using them for years and have had great results. Recently diagnosed with crohns, I tried Lialda, which I had an allergic reaction to. Then went on prednisone and azothiaprine after a hospital stay. I wouldn’t recommend any of those drugs to anyone. I started taking royal jelly in raw natural, non powdered form. It has worked wonders for me. I do believe the body can work on healing itself. Thanks for all your information. Holly
Hi Holly! There was actually no reason why any of that stuff was not mentioned. I use honey, but not for my Crohn’s so I am glad you were able to share how it has helped you. Yes, the body has the ability to heal itself if given the chance. It takes patience, but for sure something will work eventually. Thank you for sharing!