As I continue on my journey towards a more natural existence I am finding it more and more difficult to talk to other women about taking on the natural side of women’s health. Mostly because 90% of American Women are choosing drugs and interventions over the granola, hippy, old school, feminist machoism, ahem, I mean a more natural path. It’s not that I don’t understand them- I was one of them. But now I feel as if I am trying to convince a Democrat to become a Republican or a Republican to become a Democrat when I use word “natural” for anything other than food. So I have been working on my “one-liner” to use when someone asks the inevitable question.
Me: I am an advocate for Women’s Health.
Person: Wow! That is so cool, so what do you actually do? (Okay, okay, I am just hoping for this response.)
Me: Well, it started during my preconception months. I wanted to figure out what health choices I was willing or able to make to help give my baby the best odds. I assumed it would end with what pre-natal vitamins I would choose, but my research led me to realize that American women and our newborns have one of the highest mortality rates of any developed country. My passion has branched from here.
There are three components to a woman’s health. I want the Trifecta. Nutrition, Exercise, and the Process (Drugs vs. Natural) There are the choices you make and the choices that are made for you.
Step One: Enroll in a Nutrition program.
Step Two: Have a baby, naturally of course.
Step Three…. I am still working on that.
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