WELL HELLO everyone!
Howdy and howzit and hoe gaan dit! (A South African greeting for those of you who may not know.) I am Jean, Jean African Queen, Jean Pant, Jeanius (my favourite) or Jean Genie.
Jean Genie was started with my dearly beloved husband as I was disillusioned with all the crappy, chemically laden products out there, and was also not really into taking handfuls of pills from a "health professional". So in this way, I became a natural skincare maker and health guru.
I am now a qualified herbal medicine practitioner, as well as an Acudetox Auricular (ear) acupuncture practitioner, busy with a facial enhance certification (Acupuncture needles in the face which is a natural facelift without harmful chemicals.)
We all need to follow a natural health lifestyle with no CRAP. Animals deserve not to be tested on, I couldn't imagine someone hurting our 4 fantastically fabulous funny furry kids. Could you?
Why am I wanting to start my Blog? Well because I always have lots to say– until I have to put it on paper, then chirp, chirp, tumbleweed coming through…But I want to connect with you, so here goes:
Anyway, I am going to tell you my story. I am a forty-something year old, still young enough to want to rule the world, a bit too old to wear those daisy dukes cut off shorts, although, why not? Also still going to rock concerts but at the same time appreciating calmness in life.
I was always into natural health from a young age. My aunt was a hippy and used to sit outside with egg on her hair and avo on her face in the ’70s. ( She also used to iron her hair, but that's another story.) I was intrigued. At least it wasn't egg on her face and avo on her hair!
At that time my mom was quite ill and kept fainting everywhere. She just used to say "Hold my bag" and drop off onto the floor when we were out and about.(That was embarrassing!) The doctors kept saying she “suffered” from stress and wanted to prescribe calming tablets and mood enhancers or whatever they were called in the ’70s (antidepressants today.)
This was not helping and one of my family took her to a Homeopath specialising in Iridology (The study of the eye which highlights your health concerns going on in your body.)
"Mmm," he said "You are almost dead and your organs are not functioning properly. You have hypoglycemia, and your pancreas is suffering." He gave her a whole host of homeopathic tablets and drops and gave her a specific diet to follow and told her to see him in three months.
She followed everything he told to the letter, and lo and behold she became vibrant again, even her eyes that were always blue, returned to their original colour instead of being a flat dull grey.
ILL HEALTH FOR ME
I realised then there's power in fixing the cause and not the symptoms. Fast forward about twenty years, and there I was in London in a stressful job, a horrible boss (I have other swear words, but will leave those out for now) and suffering from insomnia, depression, weight gain, migraines, and the worst skin rash ever.
Sound familiar maybe?
Off to doctors, and I got the same diagnosis, I'm "suffering" from stress and depression and would I like a bagful of the delight of the day…. DRUGS!!! Um no thanks, but can you help me and tell me what I need to do? Roll in the tumbleweed (again)... crickets, and an awfully long silence from the expert.
Just take the pills and shutupayaface! I went to a few doctors and had the same outcome. This is also you, right?
Long story short, I managed to find a naturopath, and she put me on a mucous-less diet, cleaned my liver and kidneys with herbs, and gave me a colonic irrigation, and also showed me some techniques to handle stress.
She said to me " You are riddled with Candida. Candida can take over your organs eventually." Candida? What is this? Why have I never even heard this word?
She said to me " You are riddled with Candida. Candida can take over your organs eventually."
MY INTEREST WAS PIQUED
My journey began. I was always into nature, aromatherapy, tissue salts, and old Granny's remedies. Never was I really into doctors visits, or swallowing handfuls of tablets.
This one word catapulted my passion. I researched everything I could to find out more about this CANDIDA. Why had no doctor even mentioned this word.. it was me to a tee.
In further posts I will be explaining in depth what this is and how to help yourself naturally.
Fast forward again, and I was always delving into natural remedies, plants and cures, and I started making gifts for friends, natural bath time treats that would not exacerbate thrush, that itchy yucky rash, AKA CANDIDA! After the holiday season they all wanted to buy more.
My husband started helping me, and we began studying formulating and started coming up with products.
It was a very humble start while I was working full time.
I was asked to do talks on natural health, and that was almost 8 years ago.
I subsequently gave up my job as a PRO at a high school and began studying herbalism.
IN THIS MOMENT
We now have 70 products in our range. Helping people like you especially for stress, hormone imbalances, and gut health is my absolute best thing to do!
And I just LOVE LOVE LOVE helping you feel better. I make it my mission to get to the cause of the problem and start from the basics.
Our skin range contains ZERO harmful chemicals, no petroleum, no parabens, and are not tested on animals.
Our health range is what I think is the beginning for most health problems, mostly minerals, amino acids and herbs.
What I want you to get out of my future blog posts, is NO BULL, honest, natural health info. I want you to be educated so you can make better choices. I want to scream it from the rooftops.
I have so much information I would LOVE to share with you, make it easier to understand, with no BULL, no fad diets, and no-nonsense advice.
I would love you to join my journey because I am one of you, I am learning every day, I am not a saint every day, but I know what I am doing to my body, and I would love you to know what I know.
You need to love your body and focus more on health, and less on calories. You need to know what you are putting ON our bodies, and not just IN our bodies.
10 MUST READ TOPICS THAT MAY JUST HELP YOU.
- YOU WILL BE SHOCKED TO DISCOVER HOW MANY CHEMICALS YOU ARE PUTTING INTO YOUR BODY EVERY DAY. HOW TO AVOID THE WORST ONES.
- 7 REASONS WHY STRESS IS MAKING YOU ILL (AND FAT) AND HOW TO FIX THIS NATURALLY.
- WHY BIG BEAUTY COMPANIES ARE LYING TO YOU AND STEALING YOUR MONEY, 10 WAYS NOT TO BE SCAMMED.
- HOW YOU BEAT INSOMNIA NATURALLY. A QUICK EASY GUIDE.
- WHY WE NEED TO RE-MINERALISE OUR BODIES FOR HEALTH IF WE WANT TO STAY YOUNGER LOOKING.
- ARE YOU TIRED AND FAT? THYROID HEALTH AND HORMONES, THE EASY GUIDE.
- JOINT HEALTH: THE EASY WAY TO FEEL BETTER.
- OUR BODIES ARE DESIGNED TO HEAL, WITHOUT MEDS OR OPERATIONS. I WILL EASILY SHOW YOU HOW TO KEEP NATURALLY HEALTHY.
- 10 REASONS WHY BIG PHARMA IS KEEPING YOU ILL, AND HOW TO FIGHT BACK.
THE NO- NONSENSE STRAIGHT SHOOTING GUIDE TO CANDIDA (THRUSH) AND HOW TO FIX IT ONCE AND FOR ALL.
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See you soon
Peace & Love,
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