This post contains affiliate links. I started Little Red Farm Stand to chronicle my family’s journey to food freedom. At the time, I had no idea how we were going to get there, I just knew that, by the grace of God, we would. At the time I was running a food group, buying from a local farmer and splitting up produce between 15-25 families. Five months later, I went back to college, which necessitated temporarily stopping the food group. As I have adjusted to being an almost-full-time college student (I’m taking 3 classes), good and bad qualities alike were magnified. The good? Courtesy of my Daddy’s good example, I work hard and I don’t give up. The bad? My caffeine and sugar consumption drastically increased and my normally healthy diet tanked.
Shortly after stopping Little Red Farm Stand’s food group, I found Plexus supplements. I have always taken good quality nutritional supplements, but it has been a challenge to find supplements that are gluten and dairy free. A friend with 7 boys shared what she was taking, so I decided to give Plexus a try. After 2 months on XFactor and ProBio5, the fatigue that has plagued me for several years is G-O-N-E. I feel human again!
When I shared how great I was feeling on Facebook, a friend asked if Plexus had a chewable vitamin. They do, but it doesn’t have the tummy-soothing aloe like the capsule does. I decided to do a little test and taste the contents of both XFactor and ProBio5. To my surprise, they were both virtually tasteless! I was thrilled. I mixed both supplements in applesauce and gave them to my 12-year-old daughter that has an aversion to swallowing pills since one got stuck in her throat last year and we had to go to the emergency room. Guess what!!! Two months of faithfully taking XFactor and ProBio5 and she no longer struggles with anxiety and TTM (trichotillomania/pulls her hair out)!!!. Being that she is a petite kiddo with food allergies, I had suspected that nutrition factored into her struggle. I’m so glad that, for the moment, she is in a sweet, peaceful place.
About 2 weeks ago, I started Whole30. In spite of making a few mistakes (and a blatant cheat Halloween night), I am seeing great results. Between Plexus supplements and dietary changes Whole30 style, I feel as good as I did in my 20’s. My hips, knees, and feet no longer ache, I have energy, and my once super-quick brain is back to its sharp former self. I can read my college textbooks and retain information with no trouble, I don’t feel foggy and distracted when the kids ask me a question, and, my memory is so much better. When arguing with my husband, I have no trouble recounting exactly what happened (I’m sure he loves that! 🙂 )
All that to say, I am definitely in a good place right now. I am teaching a weekly bible study to junior high and high school girls at our local homeschool co op. I’m hoping to pick the food group back up in a couple of months. If you are interested in Whole30, let me know. I am contemplating starting a new challenge group after I finish my 30 days. Being a part of the challenge group has been fun, I’m getting to know new people, the accountability helps, and prizes are awarded at the end. I’m excited to tackle a Whole30 Thanksgiving meal!