I’m Serena Smith 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!