Ashley Alliman

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Ashley Alliman: Crunchy mom and proud of it | Moms

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You know you have completely climaxed in the land of Hippyville when you are a sipping on a chia seed/kombucha blend and munching on raw hemp seed hearts and seaweed for lunch whilst Googling "more benefits of fish oil.”

Five years ago, I would have laughed if you told me I’d become such a green/organic/natural–minded crazy person.

Five years ago, I also wasn’t a mother and didn’t think twice, nor obtain an ounce of knowledge to being truly healthy and unhealthy.

Then a husband and two perfect little people walked into my life and my outlook changed along with the responsibility bestowed upon me.

I cannot handle the common remarks made in relevance to “everything causing cancer, so I’m not going to stress about it,” and to “live for now,” when we have the power to increase our better odds and make a change!

It makes me really happy in this day and age to see people finally becoming more aware of what they’re depositing into their bodies. I feel like this lifestyle sprouted because people were becoming desperate for change.

I hear true stories of local men and women who were being succumbed by cancer and other threatening illnesses, and when medical treatment wasn’t proving to be promising, they reached out to the benefits of naturalistic living with amazing results.

They actually had to detoxify their bodies from the popular, mass-produced and genetically modified foods and products that saturate our grocery store shelves.

I can completely admit to indulging in a GMO-laden bi-product of a fast food chain on the rare occasion, just as much as the next guy, but like most items in that category, I try to limit these splurges and actually feel pretty disappointed in myself later.

Seriously though, a Big Mac is just a little piece of Heaven.

Combining what I have researched and learned firsthand from my other “crunchy” friends, I have seized the opportunity and rapidly began making changes in my household.

We eat cleaner, we have stock in every vitamin/supplement you can think of, we live and breathe coconut oil, we cloth diaper, we make our own laundry soap, deodorants and cleaners. We strive to purchase organic/natural in any product, really, that goes within direct contact of our skin, especially baby products.

We don’t have to accept anything less than we deserve. It’s about time. I am prideful to be classified as a Green-Guru, especially being blessed with a title such as Wife and Mother. I feel it is my job to ensure the health of my family is above par.

I also look forward to being able to be on this earth a little longer to enjoy my kids and grandkids. To me, it is all worth the time, money and resources.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 reminds us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. We were blessed with one and only one earthly body and I have come to terms with the fact that I was given the freedom to make the decision whether or not I want to cherish and preserve it (and the life that accompanies it).

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit...Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Cor. 6:19-20 NIV


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