Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and SupplementRelief.com was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.
Time to get physical! Your body needs to move, even if it's just a little bit! Learn more in part seven of this blog series entitled Seven Tips For Balanced Living.
Sleep is a biological requirement. Take some time to get to bed on time this week! Learn more in part six of this blog series entitled Seven Tips For Balanced Living.
Here's one simple step that will help you feel better after eating! Learn more in part five of this blog series entitled Seven Tips For Balanced Living.
One of the best ways to exercise is through breathing! Learn more in part four of this blog series entitled Seven Tips For Balanced Living.
Manage your eating habits. Learn more in part three of this blog series entitled Seven Tips For Balanced Living.
Think about the definition of Supplements. It means that they supplement for a lack of something. Learn more in part two of this blog series entitled Seven Tips For Balanced Living.
Learn how to track your eating and find the best foods for yourself in this blog series entitled Seven Tips To Balanced Living.
Struggling with bad foods? Here's how to beat the temptation!
Do you have a weight loss goal? How are you planning for it? Without a plan, you will almost certainly fail.
This week I had the opportunity to share a bit of my story in the online magazine Mom Colored Glasses1. It's what I've learned in a nutshell through overcoming chronic illness over the last 5 years or so. The Magazine has lots of great and interesting topics that I'm sure many of my readers will enjoy and I highly recommend it to all of you.
Did you know one of the best ways you can overcome sleep issues is by changing your evening habits?
Stress is the ultimate diet killer and can make us hold onto the weight.
What role does inflammation play in difficulty with weight loss? This second post of a three-part blog series examines the three main reasons "dieting" fails.
Ever feel like you (or your family) likes to stick to the classic four main food groups of ELVES? This first post of a three-part blog series examines the three main reasons "dieting" fails.
One of my goals this year is to continue to ratchet down my stress levels. Stress is not good for anyone, but it's especially dangerous for those with chronic disease.
It would be great, wouldn't it, if our daily life was wrapped up like a TV sitcom.
Learning I had an autoimmune disease changed my life. One practical way we changed was mealtime!
Yes, we too lived through the "Dark Ages" of dinnertime. We went for convenience foods, and that set us back a few centuries!
Have you ever considered team meal preparation? By cooking large volumes, and trading with friends, you can reduce your meal preparation time significantly!
Break out of the Standard American Diet (SAD), and get happy with new healthy food traditions.
We weren't always the "healthy eating family". We used to eat plenty of processed foods and fast food including frozen foods, sugar laden desserts, and plenty of processed junk. So, I'll be blogging for the next few days on our Evolution of Dinner...
Getting enough water has numerous health benefits including combating fatigue, loosing weight, and flushing toxins out of your body. Follow these east hydration tips and reap the benefits!
Today I'd like to remind you that it's easy to do something healthy for yourself. Especially in the snacking department!
What do you do when your adorable kindergartner tells you it's snack day 10 minutes before school and you don't keep processed food around anymore? Panic, then...
As promised, here's one of our occasional, special treats. Enjoy!
Your intestinal tract, AKA "the gut" is becoming something more and more scientists are paying attention to for a wide variety of illnesses and long term health issues. Antibiotics may be helpful at times but need to taken with precaution.
Many people ask what diet we recommend, and the answer is simpler, and less expensive than you might first believe.
Many people believe that changing their lives has to be some big, dramatic, "AHA!" moment, but very often it's not that at all. It's a small change or two that can revolutionize a life.
The noise of the world around us can create a toxic environment, especially as we try to drift off to sleep.
Did you know you have a free, easily accessible weight loss tool right in your home? This tool can help you lose the unwanted pounds, and keep you feeling tuned up.
Here's a question I got recently from the blog on water and hydration: "Is diet soda really bad for you?"
Here's the truth, Mamma Said There'd Be Days Like This, and Mamma was right. Here's the way a morning unfolded in my life, and the way I was reminded to be thankful in all circumstances.
"Mom, what's for supper? The dreaded question of the day, but don't worry- you can get out of the monotonous cycle of meal preparation with a little planning.
What do you do when you grow up in a wellness minded family? You just might compare this Fish Oil to... Skittles?
When working toward resetting metabolism, one often overlooked key is getting your supplements and nutrients right. Resetting your metabolism is not only for people with huge amounts of weight to lose. Sometimes, it's more about getting your body to respond appropriately to the fuel you give it.
Sometimes we get to be the miracle to people in an every day situation of life.
Do you wonder, "What else can I do for my skin?" If you've tried over the counter solutions, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, avoiding the sun, and all sorts of other potions, you may need to re-think your skin regimen.
Well, today's already been quite eventful. One of our little ones got hold of a permanent marker, and drew some beautiful art all over our neighbor's driveway and porch in the 10 minutes they went outside to play. What happened then got really interesting...
One of the big myths we like to dispel is to talk about the real cost of foods. Most people believe that eating healthy is a lot more expensive than eating processed. The truth is, they cost about the same. Try this experiment and see for yourself!
"It comes from Zephaniah 3:17: "The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing."
What about me? Do you have 20 or more pounds you want to lose? Maybe you've seen your friends lose weight, and you wonder how you can shed that unwanted fat and keep it off. Lots of excellent FREE Weight Loss resources referenced in this post so TAKE ADVANTAGE!
The Gut (think intestinal/digestive tract) is where approximately 80% of your immune system lives. It's been overlooked in the general healthcare world, and here's why you should care about and for it.
When I was a kid, Christmas parties involved the following food groups: Chips, Candy, Soda, and Cookies. Here's some healthier alternatives.
Sometimes it seems that my day can get derailed before my alarm clock even has the chance to ring. It's easy to try and "help" yourself by cutting corners on your health and well being when it feels like the wheels are coming off. The best thing you can do (for you and those you love) when you are stressed/exhausted is to take some time to care for yourself!
I have already started this blog 3 times this morning, but have been fighting what I know I should write about. While it would be much more convenient for me today to run around like a crazy person and appear busy than it is to be obedient to God, I know I need to stop. You see, today He's calling me to REST and LISTEN.
Use a pre-load green smoothie to ward off brain fog!
When I was very sick, there were many days I couldn't walk without a cane or crutches. There were some days, I couldn't walk at all. One of my favorite Bible passages was when Jesus healed the paralyzed man. It's a great story on so many levels: he was healed, his friends were looking out for him and were persistent in searching for help, and he walked away a new man. But what if looking at the obvious has us missing the point of the story completely?
This morning I woke up to a beautiful sunrise. The Bible says God's mercies are new every morning. Take a minute and just imagine that! Each day, when we open our eyes, God has something new and wonderful for us. He has a plan, he has a beautiful, hope-filled day in store.
Ever wonder what a healthy grocery list would look like? One of the things many people tell us is that it seems too hard to change shopping habits. They feel eating healthy is harder or costlier. I can tell you shopping for whole, natural foods is less expensive, easier and much faster in the grocery store than dealing with a bunch of processed foods.
How do you relieve stress over the holidays? Share your insight and see what other have to say.
Ok, confession time. We've just moved to a new town, and we're trying to get the kiddos involved etc... This year, we decided to let them trick or treat. In past years we haven't done much in that way because we just couldn't handle the sugar in our house. NEWSFLASH- we still can't handle the sugar in our house!
You know, sometimes my kids will yell, "That's not fair!" Even as adults, we can be tempted to think that way. Maybe your next door neighbor got a promotion at work, or maybe it seems your best friend is happier than you are. No matter what life throws at you, it's true- Life Is Not Fair!
This is a trick question. First, it's always better to eat healthy, whole, non-processed foods. But, did you know that you can do something very, very easy to help you get the best nourishment from your healthy food?
You've seen all the movies, you know, the ones where someone dies and the family has to pick up the pieces. Think: Sleepless In Seattle, We Bought A Zoo, Steel Magnolias, etc... But no one talks about the truth of living with chronic illness forever.
Here are the top 5 easy upgrades you can make this week to have healthier, whole food eating habits.
Why is it that no matter how hard I try, the things that are not good for me still end up in my diet? This is a common question I get every week, and the simple answer is, if it's in your environment, you will eat it. Even as we have purged and purged our pantry, we are still tempted by unhealthy foods.
Some thoughts from Mother Theresa that are helpful for managing stress.
Everywhere you look, there is conflict, but did you know one of your biggest accusers may be the person who lives behind your ears?
Sometimes, stress makes it really hard to fall asleep. I have chronic health issues, a full-time (and then some) job, four kids, a busy husband, and a fluffy dog. Yes, sometimes stress can make it difficult to sleep.
There are many, many people who are not water fans. I admit, it can be an acquired taste, especially if you live in a place where the tap water doesn't taste good. So, what else can you safely drink?
Hydration effects mood- studies prove it! So why not make your day better by drinking lots of water?
I was driving to work this morning and saw this on a billboard and just had to blog about it! "Is prayer your steering wheel, or your spare tire?"
Here are some quick tips for hc3 trim dieters who need a little extra boost for their weight loss!
Most of my Facebook friends fall into a few categories:
- Polished To Perfection
- A Little Wacky, But I Still Love You
- Political Activist
- Train Wreck & Dirty Laundry Airing
Please remember, comparing yourself to a part of someone else's life is a dangerous game!
Take some time to purge your life of clutter, bad food, and stress!
Are you feeling discouraged? Here's some advice to help bring up your confidence!
Grief doesn't stop just because a holiday rolls around. Very often, in fact, it intensifies. Here is some very practical advice on walking through the holiday season, when you're feeling less than jolly.
Sometimes we can go from zero to sixty with frustration with a boss or co-worker. How would you respond to this work situation?
How can you support your adrenal glands more? Adrenals are what help your body respond to stress, and when not properly cared for, weight gain can result!
People talk about stress all the time, and sure, we all know what it feels like! But how does our body actually handle stress, and what in the world does that have to do with getting fat?
Ok, my faithful readers, I have another confession: I like people to like me! I want to be loved, appreciated, and thanked for my diligence and hard work.
Let's buy it in bulk! Why have we never heard of this before?
It seems the internet, twitter, facebook, etc... are exploding with quotes and tributes to Steve Jobs. He no doubt was a great mind that truly changed the face of technology and the world!
The greatest generation still amazes me, and teaches a powerful lesson: keep learning to stay young!
Focusing on bringing joy to others is often the very best way to have joy in your own life.
So many people contact us and wonder, "What do I eat on a hc3 Trim Diet? Let me show you how simple it is.
My last secret weapon against stress is: Strengthening and Stilling the Mind. You may think this is silly, or easy, or not a real weapon. But let me tell you, a clear head is one of the greatest possible weapons you can have to combat all kinds of stress.
Our bodies, like our bank accounts need to be managed, watched, and deposited into. If you neglect your bank account, you become bankrupt, but what happens if you neglect your body for too long?
Last week, a friend asked me how to keep stress under control? The short answer is, you can't. BUT, you can give your body the nutrition it needs to cope with the daily stresses of life.
Well, I'm 36 today. That age that I thought was "really old" when I was 10. We'll be hitting lots of milestones this year, and it puts me in a reflective mood.
What Is Your Core Genius? What were you put on this earth to do? If you find the things in life you love, you will never work a day in your life.
As many of you know, in March I began an interesting journey... A journey that has been terrifying, exhilarating, and very insightful, the journey of starting a new career path.
Omega-3s are like a bucket of water that is used to contain a campfire and keep it from spreading except on a cellular inflammation level.
Today I will share a lesson I've learned on what helps marriages succeed.
Today we're looking at two mini-eco-systems: the immune system and marriage!
Slow the aging process in your body and in your relationships through Resveretrol and through the fruits of love.
Today we conclude Brandy's weight loss journey where we discuss the common pitfalls of "diets".
Stress is inevitable in conflict. Ask yourself "Am I stirring the pot, or is this worth the fight?"
Unsung heroes in health, and in your relationships can be key to your success.
Natural rhythms happen in sleep and in relationships. Melatonin and honesty are what we examine today.
Conflict is a part of every single relationship of substance. How do you choose to resolve it?
Do your relationships need some supplements? Try these relationship MultiVitamins from this 7-part blog series!
Observations from our volunteer, Brandy, on her weight loss journey with the NuMedica hc3 Trim Lifestyle Program.
Who says a life of faith is easy? No one with much experience in that area. But, all things are possible with God!
5.6 pounds of weight loss in one week, even with a family emergency? Way to go Brandy!!
Welcome our weight loss volunteer: Brandy. She is looking to lose weight before her 30th birthday. Let's see how she does!
Forty days on NuMedica hc3 Trim Lifestyle Program: Final Results Are In!
Did you know that cleaning supplies do not have regulations in the way they list ingredients? It's true! Companies do not have to give a full ingredient list on their labels, so buyer- beware!
You don't you need harsh chemicals to clean your home! Simple oils and items you can get at the grocery store will do the trick!
Ever wonder what all those chemicals in your household cleaners really do? You will be shocked at just how dangerous they can be.
The brand names you know and trust, may not be that trustworthy when it comes to cleaning your home.
Ok, I did not give birth!!! But for the past few months, my team and I have been working on our newest website that will help a whole lot of people live healthier lives. I am so excited!!
According to Julie, "It has been a rough week, between stress and hormones...
Wonder if NuMedica hc3 Trim is right for you? See Julie's ongoing progress and get her feedback.
Julie shares today that food is a comfort tool for her, and she's finding new ways to overcome bad habits.
A few weeks ago, I took our 6-year-old daughter out for dinner. She chose Japanese - chopsticks and all! At the end of the meal, the woman who had been sitting at the grill with us asked me how I did it, and that got me thinking about how we've raised adventurous eaters.
Every now and again, I get discouraged, overwhelmed, and feel generally not up to the tasks set before me. I've learned to plant mental sea grass and you can too!
Every week, it seems, I learn something new that will help me in my recovery from Interstisial Cystitis and Graves Disease.
Today, I finished a monumental task! I've been working since November on a brand new website, with a brand new product line.
Do you binge eat? Many people eat for comfort when they are stressed, but how can you overcome this habit? Learn what it was like for Julie as she went through the NuMedica hc3 Trim Lifestyle Program in this 5-part series.
How would your kids stack up to our quiz? Try them out, and see what kind of answers you get!
You're invited into an interview with our volunteer Julie, who had to eat much differently than she had in the past for the NuMedica hc3 trim diet.
Here's what our 10-year old learned about money from The Richest Man In Babylon.
How will you chose to frame your experiences- from the negative or the positive perspective?
As we wind up Christmas, it's easy to feel run-over by stress. It's time to take up a New Year's Resolution!
I felt compelled to write an open letter to our little girl who is turning six today. Thank you for humoring me as I share my heart, and please know that if no parent has ever shared a blessing with you like this, God our Heavenly Father feels this way and more toward you!
Sometimes, we procrastinate the things we fear we will fail, No?
Many of us fool ourselves into believing that little things don't matter, but it's the little things that build up and shape our lives!
Do you set a purpose to your day, or do you suffer from reactionary syndrome?
Here are the stats on our 2010 blog...
Maybe you are like me, right in the thick of parenting. With kids that are 12, 10, 5, and 4, I have a wonderful group of kids that I have dreams, plans, and goals for.
When you go after your dreams, you will be labeled as different- so embrace it, don't try to fit in!
Christmas Eve is a time of joy and anticipation, just like it was the very first Christmas Eve ever!
As you finish this year, you're probably thinking about the next year. Are you asking yourself, "Can I really achieve my goals?" Of course you can!
Did you wave your magic wand yesterday to ask yourself what you really want? Now it's time to make it crystal clear!
What should you do when your sister takes candy from you? Show perfect love.
No matter what happens in your daily life, change is inevitable! Will you direct that change, or let it happen to you?
Out with the old and in with the new. Take the time before the holidays and un-clutter your space!
My Preschooler, Noah, made his teacher laugh on the first really snowy day at school. The conversation went something like this I am told...
So today was a mixed bag for me... Snow day with the kids, husband stranded in Nevada Baking with the kids, burnt some of the cookies Had a great meeting for work, talked to an unsympathetic health insurance agent about a bill.
It was lots of trial and error, in short to get Isaac healthy. We tried different inhalers and daily meds with mixed reactions, but it was really difficult to get him to take them consistently and he just seemed to trade one set of symptoms from his asthma with another from his medications.
Many people ask us how our out of control asthmatic got off all of his meds, here's how:
Macy's "Believe" campaign is a worthwhile cause you should believe in too!
Let's be honest, a lot of worry this time of year can come in the form of gift giving. My grandma always used to say, "No matter how much I give you, it's never enough!"
As many of you know from my older posts, right now I'm struggling with my thyroid. I have to be honest when I say I try to smile through the struggle because I don't want to be a joy sucker, someone who sucks the oxygen out of a room upon entry.
Going to a party? Here's a healthy food that you can bring to your next event!
Food allergies can cause serious health problems (and sometimes embarrassment). Learn how to overcome your food allergies!
Take a peek into our life as I conduct an interview with our nine year old on how he likes to live healthy, and hilariously!
How to prepare yourself for eating healthy at a party or other social event.
How can you combat processed sweets? Make them from scratch!
Take today to refresh yourself and put your life back in the black
Learn a powerful lesson about food.
Today's blog has one simple message: Believe yourself- listen and respond.
I would like to introduce you to my new best friend, Proline-Rich Polypeptides. You can call him PRP for short! This is an amazing leap in science. While we've been carrying the NuMedica ImmunoG product line for quite some time, and I was in fact using it daily, I had no idea it's power and scope of use!