My name is Hillary and I am an acupuncturist, herbalist and Young Living distributor (#3539476, under my business name Stuart Acupuncture).
I started this website because I was frustrated by the huge number of products and foods that were labelled as “natural” or “eco-friendly” when in reality, they weren’t either. I found this out by doing a LOT of research on ingredients, manufacturing production, as well as the companies themselves (after all, is a product really “eco-friendly” if it’s produced by a company that is cutting down the rainforest, or poisoning our children with toxic fast food? Personally, I don’t think so, and I want to buy from ethical companies whenever possible.)
I also wanted to showcase my love of essential oils and how they have helped me and my family. I am in LOVE with Young Living products, from their skin care line (Boswellia Wrinkle Cream is my Holy Grail) to their supplements (Agilease anyone?) to their essential oils (faves include Frankincense, Citrus Fresh, Grounding, Believe and a new fave Oola Balance).
I am an acupuncturist by trade. I work with a primarily older population, many of whom suffer from a litany of chronic illnesses, from diabetes to COPD to high blood pressure. These individuals grew up in a time when they didn’t have to worry about toxins in their foods and their home products, and as they grew older, were unaware of how much corporations have changed. Over the last generation, corporations have begun to take advantage of the consumer, and drive down prices by using cheap and often toxic chemicals.
Patients come to me suffering from contact dermatitis, allergies, and respiratory problems. Others are experiencing digestive issues, headaches and other health issues, the source of which they cannot pinpoint. I believe that the source can often be traced back to the everyday chemical and toxins in food and home products.
I became interested in using eco-friendly products and foods after recognizing that the tremendously negative effect humans are having on the Earth could only be changed if WE, as a species, changed our behavior. Consuming less, consuming more wisely, and making choices that can not only improve our health but the health of our planet led me to create this site.
I hope this website provides insight, inspiration and education. As time passes, I will begin to share some of my favorite solutions as well as products that I enjoy using, and hope this proves useful as well.
Have an amazing day, and feel free to shoot me an email at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org