Amy and Simon Blog

The Natural and Healthy Lifestyle we Discovered Along the Way…

18 years ago… July 24, 2017

Eighteen years ago, I had this brand new, sweet and healthy, blue-eyed, chubby little girl. After her first round of vaccines she stopped growing. At four months old I was told to start solids early to try to get her to gain weight; that just weakened her immune system and she got sick. She was diagnosed with Failure to Thrive soon afterwards. At this point she was so tired of throwing up after each feeding that she would nurse as little as possible and suck her fingers instead to avoid it.

On my own accord, I had began weeks earlier trying to change our families diet for the better to fix some issues. I took away dairy, then wheat, but it wasn't until I took out gluten that I noticed that the baby stopped throwing up after nursing. It only took three days of that and it was gone. After my daughter was no longer reacting to the food I ate, I worked several months to wean her from sucking her fingers and taught her to be a good little nurser. She was able to maintain her weight and slowly gain weight, she was weight checked every month and continued all her scheduled "well" visits. At a year old, she was only sixteen pounds, but she had good muscle tone and was content. She didn't start to gain weight at a more normal rate until I stopped vaccinating her after eighteen months old. She had a growth spurt years later, when I started detoxing her body of the vaccines.

At the same time my daughter stopped throwing up, I also noticed that our new gluten free diet had cleared my two year olds infant acne that he had since he started solids. This started the long journey to where I am today and the decisions I make about food, medicine, doctors, child- rearing, education, etc.

Over the years I have gone through times that I doubted what I had learned and I tried to just forget about it all, but there was always a physical or emotional side effect from someone making me go back to it. Believe me, it is not easy to be the odd one out, never fitting in, and having very little support.

So before you try to educate me with the latest research, please consider that I have already done the research and have seen the results myself. You can find research out there to support any outcome you would like to believe, but how do you know what is real? I live with the results everyday. Please don't try to dis-prove me, all you end up doing is discounting the last eighteen years of my life, with or without realizing it. We all try to do what is the very best for our children, I am no different. Please respect that and the things I do and I will do the same for you. I am all for knowledge and research, but do your own research, or at least research where the research is coming from. You'll be surprised at some of the sources and who funds specific research. I trust what I have learned from my own experiences as a mother and as a volunteer who has helped many new mothers. I've seen the results myself, not in theory.

 

From “Stepford” to farm… August 31, 2012

Filed under: Family,Healthy Living,Natural Lifestyle,Natural Living — Amy and Simon @ 2:27 am

So we finally did it, moved from the cookie-cutter neighborhood to this:

It’s been an interesting journey and will continue to be for many years…

Stay tuned…  Hope to share our stories with you soon.  If we can’t get away from the babies long enough to write a blog, we will try to share pictures as we try to plant a garden, raise some chickens, etc, etc, etc.  It is a funny site to see the ten of us trying to become farmers…

 

As many of you know I love chocolate… May 24, 2011

So back in 2008 I replaced my chocolate with Xocai chocolate and have been eating it ever since.  I am not really into selling so I signed up to eat and occasionally I have someone sign up under me.  I do the same with other MLM companies that I want the products for, like Young Living Essential Oils for example.  Just because they choose this way to market their products doesn’t mean they are all bad.  Anyway, I digress…

I love chocolate, and the chocolate I have been eating for nearly 3 years is coming out with yet another product.  I like most of them!!  This one I can’t wait to try because it’s chocolate peanut butter cups, yum!!  Anyway, I thought I would share their new product because I know I would be interested in a healthy peanut butter cup!

 

Beyond Organics Business / organic free range beef, organic cheese, probiotic water May 2, 2011

FYI: It’s free to join now so I figured, “why not?”

There’s a new direct sales company launching in October My friend Caty (the
research queen) researched it and sent me this info. …It’s all
ORGANIC, green fed beef (that’s also kosher too!), organic raw cheeses,
organic probiotics, organic probiotics CHOCOLATE etc…….!! Its actually
Jordan Rubin’s company- he sold garden of life for 75 million and started
this company by purchasing a farm in missouri….. His MOUNTAIN spring
water is all in BPA free bottles and also created a probiotic water for
those who can’t do dairy….in 1 day 1500 people have joined. For those who
join right now its FREE before they launch…..once it launches it will be
an initial fee ( from my understanding) then the plans will begin $40 and
highest is $200…….( business plans) This is a great way for all of us to
earn FREE ORGANIC GRASS FED foods!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also those who sign up
BEFORE the launch will receive special royalties from the company!

If you are interested you should listen to the next webinar which will be on
MAY 24TH @ 8:30 PM.

Also there is a PRELAUNCH to try all the foods on JULY 11-13 IN west palm
beach ( also doing some in missouri etc….)

If you want to see and read about all the new products, I can send you a recruitment link on the link.

Check it out and join, it’s free and maybe you’ll be able to get a discount on some good stuff. That is why I joined…

 

Enter to Win an Awesome Cloth Diaper Package from The Green Nursery!! February 24, 2011

Enter to Win an Awesome Cloth Diaper Package from The Green Nursery!!.

 

Supreme Court Immunizes Vaccine Makers Against Lawsuits

Filed under: Healthy Living,Natural Living,The E.C.H.O. Foundation — Amy and Simon @ 12:21 pm

A very sad day…

Supreme Court Immunizes Vaccine Makers Against Lawsuits.

 

Yahoo! News Story – Pressure rises to stop antibiotics in agriculture – Yahoo! News December 30, 2009

Filed under: Healthy Lifestyle,Healthy Living,Natural Lifestyle,Natural Living — Amy and Simon @ 2:03 am

Pressure rises to stop antibiotics in agriculture – Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091229/ap_on_he_me/when_drugs_stop_working_the_meat_we_eat

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AVOID LIST (The 7 Foods Experts Won’t Eat–mercola.com)

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Chiropractic for Allergies May 14, 2009

Thank you Dr Leach for this article. My children and I get adjusted every other week. I can not believe how often others in our neighborhood, schools etc are sick and we are not. Of course we eat well too, but I know chiropractic care and an aligned spinal cord are keys to keeping the body in tune.
Blessings and good health,
Dotty Scalco
PS. Don’t miss out on the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination
Chiropractic for Allergies

On  May 7, 2009 a story was run on the ABC affiliate, KSPR out of Springfield Missouri, which featured help for allergies through chiropractic. In this story Jami Lynn Lilly was an allergy sufferer who always had problems during the spring in Missouri. Her allergies would give her sinus problems and cause her eyes to water. She commented, “I get really bad sinus infections, for weeks I just look like I’m bawling all the time”

Jami finally decided to go to a chiropractor for her problem. After her first visit she reported improvement. She described the experience by saying, “He adjusted me one time for it, two three days my nose just drained and then I was fine after that.”

Jami’s chiropractor, Dr. Baca, was also interviewed in the news story and he raised an interesting question. “If there’s an allergy floating around out there what makes one person susceptible to it, when it doesn’t make all of us susceptible.” He then explained that the nervous system is the key. He stated, “Your nervous system controls every aspect of your body, including your immune system.”

The story noted that the nervous system is the master controller of the body. The spine protects the spinal cord thus protecting the messages that are carried over the nervous system. According to the article, Dr. Baca explained that, “If one of the vertebrae on your spine is out of place it could be putting pressure or irritating one of your nerves. Maybe the nerve that controls your sinuses, your head, your throat or your immune system.”

He further explained that this could be the reason why one person is susceptible to allergies while another in the same environment is not, “This person’s immune system isn’t functioning as well as this person’s immune system so it can’t fight the allergen off like it should.”

Jami explained that she never knew that chiropractic could help her allergies. She said, “I never knew it; I just came because my neck was bothering me.” The news story concludes by noting that. “Jami is a big believer now. She’s allergy free and passing the word on about allergies and chiropractic.”

 

E-news April 17, 2009

 
 
Hello listmates,
I hate to send out yucky news but I also believe we need to be informed to make powerful, healthful decisions for our families.
On my website I mention many things we need to change.
Below are three suggestions and articles supporting them.
 
ONE: BREASTFEED
 
Perchlorate chemicals found in baby formula.
 
 
TWO: GET SOME SUN
 
Link between autism and Vitamin D deficiency.
 
 
THREE: AVOID FLUORIDE
 
Cancer causing toxins in fluoride
 
 

On a good note the London Autism Rally was a huge success. See the video here.

Thank you Joan Campbell for your hard work.

 

Hope you are all enjoying the fantastic weather. We are in S. Florida and it has been unusually cool for this time of year and I love it.

For local folk, I will be at St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Jensen Beach on the 25th of April. They are having their first Earth Day celebration. I will be there along with many other great folks vending. Come on by.

I will also be at Nutrition S’mart on the 23rd of May doing a lecture on the benefits of eating gluten free.

Stop by and say “hi”

Blessings and Happy Spring

Dotty Scalco

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