A little about me. I’m Sherrie Wortel: a wife, soccer mom, and a RN who has moved to the green side of healthcare. I have been studying health and nutrition for about 14 years. I totally believe the body has the ability to heal itself when it is given the right components. Diet, digestive health, supplementation, and lifestyle have so much to do with your overall health. What passes as “food” in this country is often adding to our demise.
OK, off my soapbox and back to my story. When I was a neonatal nurse, I was totally bought into the medical model. My son is here due to modern medicine’s fertility medications and I am thankful for that. At this point I was also eating the Standard American Diet (SAD).
When I was about to hit 40, I was listening to a Tony Robbins presentation on nutrition. I know that is not a topic he is known for, but he talked about acid base balance in the body and it really peaked my curiosity. I learned about the importance of leafy greens, wheat grass juice, green smoothies, fresh ground flour in bread making, cultured foods like kombucha, raw foods and enzymes, herbs and more. Little by little I changed our diet and add supplementation to our lifestyle.
Fast forward and at 41 I had a heallthy, happy, baby girl without any help from fertility medications! I credit this to supporting my body. You see I grew up next to a farm that would spray herbicides and pesticides on their crops by hiring airplanes to spread the chemicals several times a year. I could see, smell, and taste these chemicals in the air. Once I went through puberty and into my adult life, I never had a regular reproductive cycle and I believe these toxic chemicals that my body had absorbed throughout my youth were part of that problem.
How did I get from all of that to essential oils? Once I was happy with where my family’s diet and supplementation was, I decided it was time to make a concerted effort to further remove toxins from our lifestyle by making my own soaps, lotions, and shampoo. I started researching essential oils and found out purity and quality was much more complicated than I thought. There are no governing bodies or rules over labeling so you really need to trust your supplier. Then I found out essential oils could be used to support the body’s systems to help them work more efficiently and to bring balance to the body! Well, the nurse side of me took over. Now purity and quality were even more important.
I continued to do research and one company kept popping up. Was this a sign? I kept researching and then really decided to learn all I could about this company. I was impressed! As I said, nutrition and supplementation is very important to me and when I looked at their supplement trio – it had everything I was mixing and matching supplements to get. Bioavailable vitamins and minerals, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, astaxanthin, anti-inflammatories. All put together in a neat little nutritional system. Their protein drink was made with ashwaghanda and stevia so no added sugar and ashwaghanda supports healthy cortisol levels. Everything I looked at had so much thought put into its development.
Before I enrolled, I contacted a couple of other companies to inquire about their testing standards for their essential oils and I wasn’t satisfied with their answers. I enrolled as a wellness advocate right away. It was so empowering I had to share this information! Four years later and I’ve never looked back. I have seen so many peoples’ lives changed between the supplement trio and essential oils. And as my business grows, I get to see other’s lives change financially as well. Know the saying, “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”? That’s where I’m at. If you are interested in learning how to take control of your health (and wealth if you so choose), give me a call at 404-732-4134 or email me at SherrieWortel@gmail.com. I’d love to help you. Now’s the time to take charge of your health, what are you waiting for?