Hello! I’m Bobbie and it’s nice to meet you. I’m glad you’ve stopped by. I want to share my story with you. When we share stories, it can help others to find their stories and share them with others.
Do you need a little hope today? A little joy? You’ve come to the right place. In recent years I have felt stirred to share with others the hope, healing, and joy I have found in my life through knowing Jesus, and focussed self care.
Our stories are all different but important. My story starts like this; I was raised in the country on a farm in Indiana where my Dad worked the ground for years. My family of six had a great life and we were raised with a strong work ethic. We helped on the farm and in the home. We worked restaurant jobs in our small town of Flora. We went to church and learned what it meant to love people from my parent’s example. I have good memories of growing up. I decided to follow Jesus with my whole life at age 17. From that point on, everything I do and say is filtered through the Jesus filter. He is my life, my DNA!
My health journey begins
At 40 years old I began taking a keen interest in my health when I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and later Hashimoto. I was constantly tired and had little strength to take care of my family. I was gaining weight for no reason and felt bloated after every meal. I started some natural thyroid treatments of which my doctor did not want to initially prescribe because he said the results of the natural medication would be too hard to monitor. BUT I insisted. After about five years on the natural medications, my blood work began to show elevated numbers concerning my thyroid.
The doctor switched me to a synthetic medication and I was on that for a number of years but had side effects that I did not relate to the meds initially. I was having heart palpitations almost constantly and incidents of constipation. I had my heart checked on several occasions and the results were the same; a mis-fire in my heart that I could go on medication to regulate. The doctor told me that if I go on this medication to slow my heart down, I would have to stay on if for the rest of my life. This was not too reassuring to me. I began to research some other natural remedies I could try to help my body possibly heal itself.
On to the next step
I began taking whole food supplements and followed some other natural routines that I had heard of, like adding iodine to my daily diet, along with vitamins D3 and K2. I decided to go gluten free since at the age of 14 I had some similar issues with my health concerning my grain intake. It seems as though it was reoccurring all these years later. When I decided to go gluten free (mainly cutting out wheat), I felt instant relief of some of my symptoms. But it did not seem to be enough. Next I went to a holistic doctor who recommended I go grain free to help balance my good and bad bacteria in my gut. What? This is what I was asked to do in my younger days and I knew this would not be easy! I followed this plan about 85% and asked to be switched back to an all natural thyroid medication. Within two weeks my heart palpitations were gone and no more constipation.
Then something great happened
As I began looking into different healing modalities to try and help my body function normally again, I came across essential oils. I read all I could on oils and how to use them. I started a daily routine of using them, focussing on my thyroid issues and a maintenance plan as well. Wow! What a change they have made in my life and my family’s life. I have had more strength and managed the occasional neck pressure that came along with this diagnosis. I have alleviated gas, controlled my appetite, increased my metabolism, regulated my blood sugar, and helped my gut function properly, just to name a few, through the use of essential oils.
It’s amazing all the things oils can do in your body to assist and support. They work with your body’s own natural systems thus giving off no side effects. They get to the root of the problem fast, at the cellular level. I am still using oils for my thyroid (mostly Myrrh & Lemongrass) and I am still on the natural prescription meds and hope to eventually not be on them at all. I monitor my blood work to stay on top of it. I have a feeling of peace knowing that I am educated enough in the use of essential oils to help myself and my family.
Now I’m convinced
The thing that actually convinced me of the effectiveness of the oils three years ago was not even for my own health issues at the time, but because of an oil recommended for my husband’s snoring. I was told to try a sample of Breathe and on night two, no more snoring. He has used this respiratory blend called Breathe almost every night since then. He gets better rest and so do I! Indirectly it was for my health as well. Losing sleep take a toll on anyone’s health.
I’ve been through many ups and downs in the last 13 years since diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I have learned that stress, diet, exercise, rest and more all have a major effect on my health. It’s not just that one “magic pill” that will improve your health but all of these that add up to a good or bad quality of health. I would love to chat with you more about essential oils. I am here to share with you the hope, healing, joy and freedom I have found in my life through a relationship with Jesus first and then the practice of taking my health into my own hands and searching for ways to maintain a healthy life naturaly. Let’s do this!