Hi there, welcome to my site! Let me introduce myself and explain what How to Detox Your Life is all about.
My name is Kenda. I’m a Natural Health Consultant, a wife, a mom and a person who is passionate about helping naturally-minded mamas find natural solutions to their health problems. I specialize in helping women heal eczema.
Since developing many food intolerances (among other issues), I have learned a great deal, through research and experience, about eating healthy, organic food and healing naturally.
I have healed myself (with the help of my Naturopath, Acupuncturist and Physiotherapist) from eczema, pelvic pain and dysfunction, joint pain, anxiety and many digestive issues. I am more determined than ever to help you heal what ails you…naturally of course. 😉
Where to start? Well, I’m going to be very candid. It may be a little embarrassing and may be (warning) too much information for some people….just a heads up. 😉
In 2010, after I had a cesarean, I began having stomach pain that felt like razor blades in my abdomen. Doctors couldn’t understand what was causing the pain.
In addition to the stomach pain, I began to have numerous digestive issues (bloating, gas, constipation). I also had pelvic pain and dysfunction and occasional bladder infection-like symptoms (without having an infection). Plus, my eczema (that had been a mild inconvenience for as long as I can remember) was out of control.
I was unwilling to just live with the pain and also unwilling to take conventional medicine; I really dislike putting bandages on problems. That is what conventional medicine often does, so I avoid it whenever possible.
I do, however, believe (for now at least) there is a time and place for conventional medicine (my son had two life-saving surgeries, for example, and I am deeply indebted to the Surgeon who saved his life). I believe in getting to the root of the problem.
Having said that, I began to do some research and I decided to remove troublesome foods from my diet and to make alternative medicine a part of my life. What a wonderful decision it was!
My Healing Journey
Long story short, one day in 2012-13, I was speaking with a co-worker about my issues and she referred me to her Acupuncturist. After a few appointments with this Acupuncturist, we discovered that I was intolerant to refined sugar, cow’s milk, lactose, yeast and wheat. So I was going to have to give up these foods.
Oh boy (I thought), this is going to be a difficult journey. However, I really was completely unaware of the difficulty and frustration that was to come.
My Acupuncturist also suggested that I likely had a condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome, so she referred me to a Naturopath. My Naturopath asked me to do an elimination diet (to remove possible problem foods from my diet to discern exactly which foods were causing symptoms). She also put me on probiotics and she gave me an herbal remedy to help cure candida. I began eating only foods from the paleo diet (except for rice, corn and oats as I seem to do fine with these grains).
When I gave up the foods causing my symptoms and pain, I also lost a ton of weight! Well, not really a ton. 🙂 But specifically, when I gave up refined sugar, I lost 10 lbs. When I gave up wheat, I lost another 10 lbs. So, I lost a total of 20 lbs just by giving up foods that were making me sick anyway. Bonus! 😊
Giving up certain foods was a great challenge for me, but once I finally accepted this way of life (which took a long time), my digestive issues and eczema soon disappeared. Thank heavens, some relief!
But I still had pelvic pain and dysfunction. So, my Naturopath sent me to have a consultation with a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. I had 4 appointments with the Physiotherapist and I learned some very helpful pelvic exercises.
I occasionally experience setbacks (when I lack willpower 😉), but I feel sooo much better! I feel like a different person, a much healthier version of myself. If you join me, I will help you do the same. Grab my food-elimination toolkit so you can get started!
How can I help you?
➡️ As a Natural Health Consultant, I’ll help you find natural solutions to your health problems. We can have a chat to discuss your health issue(s) and I will work to find natural solutions for you. Learn more about this here.
➡️ I specialize in helping women heal eczema. If you are looking to heal eczema for good, learn more about how I can help.
➡️ You can subscribe to my YouTube channel (and click the bell for notifications of new videos) where I share videos about healing naturally, healthy eating habits, positive mental health and healthy living ideas.
➡️ Sign up for one of my freebies:
- Healthy eating (3-part) video series
- Clean-eating toolkit
- Food-elimination toolkit
I wish you health and happiness,