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Vibrant health means you can live life to the fullest. Empower yourself with the steps I used to free my life of chronic disease and medications.

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  1. You always put a lot of time and effort into your blog and its always appreciated. Your wisdom and story has helped many and I’m very happy you created it has been one of my main go to blog sites for over a year now. You put an amazing amount of time and effort into your research and recipes which is truly inspirational. Thank you Lauren!!

  2. Oh my goodness! This post couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I’m just getting started into blogging and have so many little questions I wish I could ask someone like you so this is so helpful! My blog is also about overcoming my own autoimmune issues (that’s why it’s called OvercomingAuto!) and encouraging readers to live a healthier life, how to choose real food, etc. Your blog has been a huge inspiration to me and is one of my favorites! Thanks for all you do!

  3. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Thank you for all the very useful info. Thank you for all the links to the many, many great products, wish I could pick just one favorite, I love and use so many. Morrocco Method products are one of my fav. Only hair product I use. I love the Vibrant Blue oils also. The info on 100 % beeswax candles has changed my view on burning candles. I now buy only 100% beeswax candles. The carrot a day to balance hormones is another favorite of mine. (sometimes, I forget, oops) Tulsi tea is my tea of choice and tulsi gelee is always in my frig. (and I’m a vegetarian, big step for me. your info convinced me I should try it. glad i did). The list is growing. The next things to change on my list are supplements and revamping my spice cabinet.. I cannot thank you enough for changing my life for the better. (and I don’t have any major health issues, just want to be healthy and proactive about my health) I also want to add that I often ramble on to anyone that will listen about all the things that I find helpful on your site and tell them to check out your site..

  4. This is wonderful Lauren! I admire your dedication and commitment to this blog, it is truly inspiring. Thank you for all your amazing content, especially this post. Very informative and interesting.

  5. I enjoy your posts, and one of the reasons why is because of your consistent use of second person, singular. In other words, I feel as though I am reading a personal letter from you.

    I have an aversion to reading or listening to second person, plural. One of our TV stations here has a weather man who always starts out by saying, hello everyone — I just hate it. Even NBC’s Lester Holt signs off by saying, goodnight everybody. Some of the talk show hosts are the worst. Don’t these people realize just how impersonal they are? For me, they come off as having a superiority complex, wanting me to believe they are on a pedestal talking to millions, I guess.

  6. Hi, I just tried to sign up for your newsletter and was told it was not a valid e-mail address. Have been using this e-mail address for over 10 yrs. and still use it and it’s never been a problem with any vendors I’ve used. What do you suggest I do?

  7. Thank you for insights into your blogging experience! I too have ulcerative colitis which has inspired a blogging adventure. I have experienced amazing freedom to enjoy life through some research-based practices I have implemented over the last decade. It has improved my life so much, I had to find a way to share them with as many people as possible. The focus of my blog is empowering others to enjoy their lives through emotional wellness, even in challenging circumstances!

  8. Hi, Lauren. First I would like to say that you and your blog have been absolutely an inspiration, and for the first time in my life I feel like I might be able to take control of my mental and physical health without hurtful and ineffective (in my experience) medications. So thank you for helping me seek realistic treatment optimistically.

    In a post I read on here recently (though, forgive me, I forget which) it mentioned an argument with your mom. As someone who also needs to make drastic lifestyle changes for their health, and who also lives with other people who are not making those same changes, I am at a bit of a loss with even where to start. I wondered if you had any suggestions on how to make big changes to diet and stuff work with roommates determined to buy cake, waffles, and hot pockets.

    This has been one of my bigger challenges so far, and I would love to see a post about how to work with one’s environment to make it what they need it to be. If you’ve already posted something along those lines, my b and I’m a bad reader for not finding it yet. If you haven’t I just subbed to the newsletter and I’ll keep checking back (as I would have anyway). c:
    Again, thanks for helping to educate and adding to the field of natural medicine, because it really does need growth and I think every person helps.

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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