I am nearing 40 (this picture is a few years old). I grew up in the north, but now live in the American heartland. I love snow! Can you tell? I went for a ride on a dog-sled once, but I did not live in an igloo. I grew up eating wild-caught salmon, trout, halibut, moose, caribou, even some bison. We ground our own wheat flour, made our own bread, bought honey in huge buckets from health-food co-ops. I went through a period of rejecting the healthy upbringing, but I started doing my own research, read a LOT of books and have come to a place of my own beliefs and do what I can for myself and my family.
I have two wonderful children and am very happily married. My oldest is 13. My youngest just turned 8. I can count on two hands how many times our family has visited the doctor during my kid's lifetimes! My son was put on antibiotics once. My daughter never has. I didn't feel right about giving them to my son, so I took him off of them after two days. Turns out I was right. He had been misdiagnosed. I'll post the story some time. I don't say that to boast, but to open your eyes to another way of doing life. Perhaps it's all the health food we've eaten? (By the way, we are far from perfect.) Perhaps it's the fact that we look first to natural remedies, rather than conventional medicine. Perhaps it's God's grace--I don't doubt that in the least.
I'd like to share with you some of my stories, some of the information that I have learned, what I'm reading right now, what I buy, what we eat. I am not qualified to give you medical advice of any kind. Nothing on this site is meant to diagnose or cure anything. Do your own research. Please keep in contact with your health practitioner for your own needs.