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Thoughtworthy (New Supplements, New Read Aloud, and MORE!)

August 23, 2019 by Brandy Vencel

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I discovered Ancestral Supplements last week and I am in love. Where have they been all my life? I’ve had a hard summer due to an injury in June, and I’ve never really recovered or healed like a normal person (probably due to my difficult health history). The point is I felt depleted enough to try something new. My sister recommended Ancestral Supplements, so I looked into them. I have been using a different brand of liver pills for years, so the idea of dehydrated or freeze dried organ meats wasn’t completely foreign to me.

Anyhow, I ordered two things: Grass Fed Beef Organs and Grass Fed Bone Marrow.

I immediately noticed a difference — mainly increased energy and signs of an infection subsiding. This gives me high hopes for the future — I’m definitely going to continue the full month and see what happens.

So how did I choose which ones to buy? The company talks a lot about like supporting like (a good example would be taking Beef Heart if you had a heart problem). That’s a view of health that goes back at least to the Greeks, and it was a normal way of thinking about it because I study a lot of homeopathy and the philosophy there is that like cures like, so it’s along similar lines. Anyhow, I felt (yes, just feelings ha) my organs could use the help and I knew my bone marrow had had some issues the past couple years.

I’ll write a more thorough review after I’ve taken it for a while.

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So did you notice my new site design? Including the updated logo? I told you it was going to happen! It’s nice to have something new and fresh, but even better is that it solved two problems. The first is that Google will stop sending me notices that it doesn’t like my site — apparently the old one wasn’t mobile friendly enough. But second, this new one seems to load much faster than the old one. I didn’t realize it would fix that, but I’m pleased it did.

With that said, I’m sure there are some details we overlooked so if you find any issues, please use the contact form (or contact here in the comments) and let me know.

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Are you interested in leading a Scholé Sisters local group retreat? Because we do so much of the work, there is still plenty of time to plan one for the live event on September 21, 2019. We’ve gotten enough questions lately that I realized many of you still don’t know just how easy it really is! So … if you have a group of local friends that with whom you’d like to have a retreat, click here for more information on how to do so.

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This month in 2017:

I started my “less academic” child on AO for Groups Form III Year A and also made adjustments, which I shared in this post. These turned out to be perfect; we’re doing Year C this year!

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GUYS, my youngest turned ELEVEN yesterday. ELEVEN. How is my baby this OLD???

It’s time for some of that breathing I learned in birthing class, I think.

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5 Comments

  • Reply tess August 28, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Yes, the site looks great!

    Do you think Ancestral Supplements is substantially different from Standard Process?

    • Reply Brandy Vencel August 29, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      Good question! I really had to think about this. I think there is a place for both. For example, when I am sick, I respond *really* well to Congaplex from SP. I don’t think anything from AS can replace that. They have a thymus product, but SP isn’t just animal products and usually it’s a mix of a lot of different (really good) things.

      With that said, I don’t think SP is as meticulous about their animal ingredients as AS. They are great with their organic farming, but I have never figured out exactly how their animals are raised (or where). AS guarantees New Zealand grass fed AND FINISHED, no GMO and no hormones, etc. I’m a little more confident in using it daily, especially when it comes to bone marrow. But perhaps you know more about SP’s animal practices than I do? If so, I’d love to know more!

      • Reply tess August 30, 2019 at 6:52 am

        Those are great points, Brandy– I have to admit I just assumed their animal sourcing was as rigorous as their plant sourcing. I’ll have to do some research and see what there is to see. We’ve seen a lot of great results in the clinic from their organ products over the years, so I’d hate to find a reason not to recommend them!

        Anyways, thanks for the tip on the company! They are new to me, too, so I’m guessing they’ll be new to a lot of people.

  • Reply Rebecca August 23, 2019 at 7:14 am

    The site looks beautiful, B!

    • Reply Brandy Vencel August 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

      Oh thank you! I’m glad you like it. ♥

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