About Natural Family Today


Let’s Walk Together on the Journey to Natural Health…

Hi, I’m Vanessa.

I’m a Wellness Coach and I am passionate about helping families make simple changes for a better life.

I write this blog because I know how it feels to take those first steps to a healthier lifestyle. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2007 that I realized our family needed to change the way we lived.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the changes you need to make in your life, that’s okay.

Begin by taking baby steps: A few diet changes, simple natural remedies …and you can begin seeing results.

I’ve found the ‘natural lifestyle’ to be a constant learning experience, which is why I take what I learn and share it with you here so that your family can do it, too!

Please subscribe so that Natural Family Today can be a part of your journey!In 2005 I was introduced to a company known as Melaleuca, and while I didn’t feel that the company was a right fit for me, It introduced me to the world of natural health. Before that point I was the kind of person who cleaned my entire house with bleach and other harsh chemicals.

Even though I had mostly switched to green cleaning, it was my diagnosis of Fibromyalgia in 2007 that made me realize that we really needed to change the way we lived.

At the time of my diagnosis I was eating a low-fat diet, which I thought was healthy. After all, I had been a hospital dietary assistant and cook for over 3 years before I became a stay at home mom. Surely I knew the basics of nutrition. But I started reading about the importance of healthy fats and happened upon a copy of Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.

Since then my family has steadily worked to make changes in our diet and lifestyle choices. Our goal is to eat “real food” as consistently as possible. For us that means that we lean mostly toward traditonal / WAPF foods. We also have experience with 6 months of the GAPS diet as a family.

Read more about our healing journey: 5 Common Ailments My Family Cured with Healing Real Food and Natural Remedies

My passion for helping people has led me to pursue various related educational opportunities. I attended classes to become a Life Coach at Light University Online in 2014. These classes gave me the basic knowledge needed to help people set and achieve their personal and professional life goals.

I am currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Psychology at University of Nebraska at Kearney.

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