An auto-biography of the builder of this site – Healthy-Healing-Oils.com
I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Susan. I live in a small town in Michigan, where it can get very cold in the winter and very hot and humid in the summer. My husband Jay and I have a beautiful daughter, Erin. I am 59 years old. For those of you not familiar with Michigan it’s shaped like a mitten. I grew up in a tiny town in the “thumb” of that mitten. I have an identical twin sister and a younger brother. We love animals and have 3 dogs, including a blue merle Shetland Sheepdog and an Australian Shepherd of the same coloring, and 5 cats.
My husband’s family is from Canada. He has family spread from British Columbia, to Alberta, to Manitoba, to Ontario. He is a railroad man as was his father and brother. His grandfather Howard was a policeman in Canada. Jay has ridden motorcycles since he was 16 years old. We are avid riders and he started his own motorcycle hearse company Hometown Hearse. He is very ambitious and likes to help people especially children and the military.
I remember as a young person always enjoying plants. My family had a large vegetable garden which I helped in. We also had Jonathan apple trees. I don’t remember anyone else in town having such a large garden. My parents owned two city lots and the garden occupied one. My mother also grew flowers; her roses were beautiful. We were the first to have a ginkgo tree. Today I also have a vegetable garden, herb garden, flowers and probably about 15 different kinds of trees. I love heirloom apples and tomatoes.
When it became time to think about a career I discovered that plants contained compounds that were used as drugs. Digitalis purpurea (from purple foxglove) and Atropa belladonna (from deadly nightshade)* are a couple examples. This fascinated me. I chose my career because of this fascination. I graduated from high school in 1970 as co-valedictorian. I went on and graduated with high honors from Delta College with an associate’s degree and finally received a B.S. in pharmacy in 1981.
At that time I loved my job because I could help people who were ill. Some compounding was done in the neighborhood pharmacy, which I really enjoyed. There were far less prescription drugs and the interactions could be counted on your fingers. The information I knew I had learned from college and not from my own research.
Right after my graduation from pharmacy school I faced bad times and good times. I found out that I had breast cancer and I met my husband. I went on to lose my breast and gain one of the best men in the world.
Why this web site?
I’ve always thought of myself as a bit of a rebel, but not in the sense you would think of. I never liked to take information at face value, but like to research it for myself. That is how I discovered what I feel is a better way to take care for our bodies. We have polluted our earth, introduced chemicals that are making us ill, given society “junk” food, and given ourselves a quick fix with a pill.
Traditional medicine has its place, but alternative medicine does too. I challenge you to question what you are told. Don’t just take things for granted. The down side to manufacturing products to help our skin and hair, for example, is the chemicals that go into making those products. Oils from nature can give you the same results and often times better without coming in contact with chemicals.
My hair and my skin have never been healthier. I believe if I knew then what I know now I would not have lost my breast. That makes me very sad, but if I can help only one person that fact helps me to feel better. I have arthritis in my left hand from opening hundreds of bottles over the many years. Since I have been taking Neptune krill oil and coconut oil and applying emu oil, my hand is becoming less painful.
So that is one reason I built this web site. I wanted to share some of my knowledge hoping to make as many people as I can I little healthier. I see many people taking prescription drugs in which the doctor is practicing what we call polypharmacy. They take many drugs. Drugs have side effects, some bad. What some people may not know is that one medication may cause a side effect that causes you to have to take another drug. Some people also take OTC (over the counter) drugs that their doctor may not be aware of. Never stop taking your medication without consulting with your doctor first. It’s very important to be aware of what you are taking, why, and its side effects. Some OTC products may interact with your prescription drugs. Find a doctor who in this busy society will take the time to work with you if you desire to also use alternative medicine.
In addition, I would hope that I could help young people to begin to live a healthier life style so when they become elderly would not have to take many medications (maybe none at all) and worry about fitting the cost of their medications into their budget.
Another reason I built this web site is because I am approaching retirement. I am too old to be investing in my own pharmacy where I would incorporate alternative medicine. But by using
and building a web site I can make extra money for retirement and help people at the same time.
My twin sister shares my passion for alternative health. She has a web site on enzymes. Did you know that enzymes can help your over-all health? What do you know about vinegar, vitamin D3, kefir, Greek yogurt, miso, koji, and probiotics? Visit her site at
and find the answers.
In closing, I hope that you would read my information and pass it on to others. I genuinely hope my information will make you healthier and by sharing with a friend or family member you may help someone else become a little healthier too.
To your health,
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