Blogger Spotlight – Sarah Pope
1. What got you interested in the whole foods lifestyle?
The first big motivator was my husband’s health issues that were preventing us from starting a family. Once this got resolved, which took a number of years (he is thankfully fully recovered today), the second and very huge motivator was to learn to source and prepare foods traditionally so that I could eat healthfully while pregnant and gift my children with a lifetime of health through raising them on a Real Food lifestyle.
2. What excites you most about writing/blogging and helping people get healthier?
I love the emails from parents who tell me that what they have learned via my book or my blog has changed their family life for the better. Children not getting sick as often and not needing meds to get well anymore, allergies disappearing, and other chronic ailments and problems resolving without drugs or medications.
3. What is the top question asked by your readers?
How to make a Real Food budget affordable and what a typical week of my family eating plan looks like.
4. How do your family and friends feel about your real food lifestyle?
My family and friends are completely supportive! I have no issues or confrontations with anyone in this area within my community. In fact, as time goes on, more and more of my personal circle of family and friends are starting to eat this way too as they can see the benefits and results for themselves.
5. What are three things you’ve told yourself that kept you going during your weakest moment?
I can’t really say I’ve had any weakest moments as I realize I don’t have a choice but to eat this way. The only other option is to not feel well much of the time and to rely on over the counter meds, prescriptions, and sugar/caffeine to get me out of bed and through the day. That is not how I wish to live.
6. If you had a list of ‘best-kept secrets’ [websites, books, coaches] you’d recommend, which would you include and why?
I think the best kept secret is to trust yourself enough to take proactive action to heal yourself. Many folks I meet are timid in this area and feel like they need someone in authority to tell them what to do. There is enough information out there to find out the real answers for yourself and to act on it today. Believe you can do it and you will.
Sarah blogs at TheHealthyHomeEconomist.com
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