I’m Alana, a wife & mom of 3 who was thrown into this healing journey after realizing that my daughter’s constant mood swings, tantrums, and rashes were due to pathogenic levels of candida, poor gut health, and food sensitivities that we had had no idea she had developed. I thought we ate healthy at the time – but I had no idea.
We made some big changes – and after literally just a couple of days, we saw a 180 shift in our daughter, and there was no turning back. I never had seen the point in making changes like these before – I figured we live in moderation – but seeing how much easier life could become with some simple swaps, my husband and I were immediately convinced with eyes wide open, to dive in and take the leap.
As hard as it is to get used to new foods, products, and ways of life, believe me when I say it is much , much harder to manage a home where your’re constantly putting out mental fires, the tantrums don’t seem to end, kids are getting weird symptoms and rashes that the pediatrician doesn’t seem to have a solution for, and there just doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Making these changes was the best thing I could have done for my family – and myself.
Just a few days in to these changes, my daughter was the sweet girl I remembered, smiling instead of whining, able to hear “no” without melting down, and her eyes and skin were clear and bright again. It was honestly life changing. And as time went on, the healing just continued. And we learned more and more, discovered more paths and layers of healing, for all of us.
I dove into the research, learned as much as I could from experts, books, other parents, and more. I dedicated a ton of time, energy, and trial and error into my own family’s healing journey. I know how hard it can be. That’s why now I want to make it easier for you. To create the resources I wish I had when I was going through this. Because I truly believe we need support and are meant to be supported! It takes a village, right?
And while I idealize and dream about going back to the olden days… we’re here for a reason. And so here I am, creating my own little “village” – Briyoot Health – a hub for natural minded information, resources, advice, tips/tricks, natural product recs, and support. I’m so glad you’ve found your way here, and can’t wait to get started!