Hola I am Astrid. An independent integrative health researcher & health-wellness blogger. A mom, wife, foodie, food activist, and organic gardening enthusiast– with a passion for the natural approach to healing.
I have always questioned everything– for that reason researching comes naturally to me. Most importantly the content that I write and post about is science-based research with the sources to back it up.
I strongly believe in the power of nutrition with wholesome foods, exercise, emotional healing, relaxation techniques, and overall positive lifestyle changes to achieve balance.
I am the founder-owner of healyounaturally.com, where I love to share what I know and learn every day. I believe in preventing then targeting the root cause of any disease. In this website, you will find interesting natural health articles, healthy and healthified recipes, and information on how to prevent, cure and even reverse most conditions naturally.
I have been slowly going back to basics and have partnered with nature to share my healing journey with you! My passion for sharing what I know with those who embrace the natural approach to healing is what drives me. I’d like for those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to try the natural approach to healing –without medications or that haven’t had success with conventional medications to know there is hope.
I keep the website updated with the latest in health news, current research, and findings. I love to read journals, books, and participate in holistic and alternative medicine conferences, webinars and virtual summits in the natural health world. I strongly believe in this quote: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This means, that I would never recommend or provide information– I wouldn’t use myself or my family.
Additionally, I have partnered with some of the best nutrition authorities, Naturopaths and Integrative medicine physicians in the country in order to bring to you reliable up-to-date information. Most of them have developed top-notch- bio-available supplements and protocols that prevent disease and enhance your health exponentially.
Here are some of them in no particular order:
- Dr. Sara Gottfried~ (Harvard graduate & Women’s Health Expert- Book Author of The hormone Cure. )
- Dr. Marc David ~ Institute for the Psychology of Eating
- Dr. Ben Lynch~ Seeking Health (Degree in cellular molecular and biology)
- Dr. Sinatra (Cardiovascular & Hearth Health. Highly respected and sought-after integrative medicine cardiologist)
- Mark Hayman MD. (Chairman of The Institute for Functional Medicine, NY Times best seller, Nutrition Authority)
- David Wolfe. (Nutrition Authority, and best seller)
- Dr. Mercola (#1 Top Wellness website in the world, author, NY Times best seller, Nutrition Authority)
This list is only a handful of well-known and respected authorities in the integrative, holistic and alternative medicine field. You will get to know much more if you follow me on Facebook page and other social media sites.
A little More About Me
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, finding a way to stay active, love the outdoors, cooking from scratch and eating amazing different foods. I love to travel and do it often locally, laughing it up with good company, and drinking my favorite drink– Kombucha . I have a degree in C.I.S with a track in computer programming. Also, diploma-certification in Web Development and Business programming. Bragging aside 😉 — rest assured that I’ve got this baby and your information protected 24-7. I value your privacy and I would never spam or compromise your information.
Technicalities aside, I update the website with fresh articles on the latest in healing foods and superfoods, top of the line protocols, health news and recipes, so they are easy to find, share and save for future reference.
A good place to start is my Blog for the latest articles or my find your condition page. I consider myself a holistic parent, therefore, my mission is to raise my child as healthy as possible starting before he was conceived. I have created a closed Facebook group where you can share and talk about anything that conrcens you in a more — “private setting”. Holistic parents like me are welcomed too, so we can all share our experiences, knowledge, recipes, home remedies and everything I have learned along the way with you. Healthy child= happy child!
After earning my degree I worked for corporate as a Web Developer for several years… All of the while learning about holistic medicine, and using food to heal. What seemed to be a turn for the worst in my career and life making decent money– actually allowed me to follow my longtime dream: To help people like you discover how to gain your health back, and enjoy many more years with those you love as healthy as possible. Just like I did, and strive to do every day.
I do not believe in “perfect anything” and try to balance my life accordingly– this website is no exception. My family and I do not follow a particular diet, instead, we aim to lead the healthiest-uncomplicated life possible while living a little. Consuming wholesome organic vegetables and fruits, pastured meats or wild caught seafood as much as possible, which is crucial for optimal health. However, I am aware that some of you may follow a particular diet due to allergies, or severe gastrointestinal conditions, and auto-immune diseases such as Celiac Disease, lupus, hypothyroidism or even IBS. That is why, I have created, or adapted some of my favorite recipes that I feel will contribute to those and other dietary needs.
Thankfully the only allergies in my house are to crustaceans and the lucky winner is…? Yup, me! No big deal I don’t even like shrimp anyway! Ok, I am lying… I do drool over shrimp scampi and those lobsters from Maine, but hey that’s ok, one can’t have it all. I however, can and eat as much salmon as possible. Clams, and other sustainable and heart-healthy food. By the way, I still share awesome recipes I find on Pinterest, my facebook page , G+ page, twitter and as of recently Instagram. Come by and say Hi –I am always there!
When I am not recreating some of my favorite dishes to healthify them such as my best “Arroz Con Pollo” , or my super moist and delicious Gluten, Sugar Free Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies. you will find me researching about the latest in healing diseases naturally. I like to experiment with healing juices and have no fear to juice up some garlic, turmeric root, red cabbage, cucumber and radishes for a boost in several minerals, vitamins and healing properties to then share it with you, my lovely and supporting readers! I absolutely love what I do now. Most of you appreciate what I do, and that is what keeps me going. Thank you <3
What This Website Is All About
A comprehensive guide on health articles, natural remedies, and solutions to help you find the root cause of common ailments and chronic diseases. I have researched extensively about each condition and feel confident enough to recommend some of the best proven natural remedies and products available today, along with information on alternative treatment options. Please read my disclaimer before you proceed with any of the treatments or methods It. While striving to find the most effective natural healing methods, I constantly review and update each section and write up new posts with the latest information available from the world of natural healing.
On this website, I also take a look at the lesser-known remedies that are being constantly researched to establish them as an effective remedy for conditions such as: High blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, Allergies/Asthma, Arthritis, and Diabetes, to name a few. You can find other conditions in the Find Your Conditions Page.
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The website has a rich repertoire of information on different ailments, which aims to debunk the myths surrounding natural remedies. Based on nutrition and alternative medicine we aim to help you find the root cause of your problem to then heal it as naturally as possible.
How healYOUnaturally was born
Like many of us trying to lead a healthy lifestyle with setbacks and stressful times, I can tell you that I am no different than you. As someone who has herself experienced some medical conditions including acid reflux & excruciating back pain (herniated disks & sciatic pain) I can absolutely relate to what you may be going through. Those of us who have experienced severe sciatic flare ups deserve a spot somewhere in the hall of pain. There is nothing, I repeat nothing more debilitating and agonizing than that kind of pain. Labor has nothing on Sciatica.
I also reversed what would have been TypeII Diabetes (I developed Gestational Diabetes while pregnant) with dedication, a very strict Keto diet and exercise I was able to reverse it. Diabetes runs in my family, so I constantly check my MFG. That being said, I know that contrary to what we’ve been told, we don’t have to inherit our family’s conditions. I learned that it isn’t so much your genes that determine your health– It is what you do or don’t in terms of lifestyle that makes a difference. If you want change, you have to be the change.
So how did I do this? Well, I started doing my own research and learned how to adapt to a healthy lifestyle that works for me. For example A lower carb- high-fat diet, the right supplements, exercise and sorry to sound like a broken record: general lifestyle changes.
So, yes I have benefited from many of these natural remedies and lifestyle changes because perhaps like you– I tried the conventional approach without successful results. Now, being that the natural approach worked for me, family members, friends and even strangers– I made it my mission to share the good news with people like you. I wanted everyone to know that there was hope to treat most chronic medical conditions in most circumstances– and that my friends is when healYOUnaturally was born. Conditions such as: GERD-Acid reflux, celiac disease, UTI”s, and how to lower blood pressure to name a few, can be prevented, cured and even reversed naturally.
Take for example Acid Reflux; I personally had my share of miserable, GERD- Acid reflux to the point that no matter what foods I ate, healthy or not made me sick.
That’s when I took matters in my own hands and decided to find the root cause of acid reflux, what I had to change in order to get better. Finally, I learned about habits that were contributing to acid reflux, and how to use home remedies that worked. As a bonus, they were natural and cheap too.
I had no idea how close I had been to healing my agony, only that then, I didn’t have the tools or knowledge to finally get rid of it. I endured hours of discomfort, pain, sleepless nights, and misery thanks to acid reflux-GERD and indigestion after stressful days at work, late dinners, choosing the wrong “healthy” foods and somewhat bad habits. Like me, you too can get rid of GERD and other diseases for good.
I can guarantee that the natural remedies, foods, and new habits absolutely worked. Before I made these changes I had tried everything– from over the counter acid blockers, PPI (proton pump inhibitors) such as: protonix, prilosec, prevacid, and OTC like tums, and zertec. Lots of propped up pillows ending in a massive stiff neck the following morning, while simultaneously curving my back into an unnatural position, creating yet another issue. No thank you!
Those were just temporary ways to mask the condition not find the root cause of the problem . I can now confidently say that I feel great GERD-Acid Reflux free for good. Part of this journey started when I injured my back while working part-time and being a full time college student– you can read about my story here.
healYOUnaturally’s mission is to promote natural, healthy and safe ways of healing through education and advocacy. To raise awareness regarding other alternative remedies & natural non-invasive ways to healing and restoring emotional and physical health. To continue the ongoing research to find proven to work methods and products from trusted sources from the holistic and homeopathic medicine field, and add them to the list of our conditions so millions of people like you can finally achieve their desired health goals once and for all.
If you are ready to find the source of your condition the way nature intended simply visit our find your condition page, and begin your natural healing journey!
Thanks for visiting
As always, thanks for reading and for visiting. It is my hope that you the information on my website helpful. Come back and check often as content is constantly updated so you can learn about new ways to prevent, heal or reverse your condition naturally. The more I learn and research the more I will share with you.
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Thanks in advance for sharing my message with others, as my hope is one day in the near future, see less diseases, less medications and more smiles.
To Your Best Health!