Hi there! My name is Victoria, and I'm the creator behind Keeping It Holistic. I am a wife and mother of three who is passionate about natural living, health and wellness. Here you'll learn about our natural lifestyle like why we drink raw milk and the Weston A Price diet. You'll also find tons of recipes from scratch that you'll feel comfortable feeding your family. If you want to learn more about why I'm holistic or "crunchy" keep reading below.
I never was one to be really concerned about my diet and lifestyle. When I was a kid, I was picky about eating meat and officially declared I was a vegetarian at 13 years old. By vegetarian, I mean that I still ate things like Cheez-its, cheese pizza, and fake meats (being vegetarian doesn't mean eating tons of fruits and vegetables). Then, when I was 24 and pregnant with my second child, I decided to go whole food vegan. My husband and children joined me on this new adventure. In hindsight, this was the worst time to make that decision
About a year later, our whole family was not feeling well and had some bizarre health issues, including our newest addition. That was when I came across the Weston A. Price Foundation's (WAPF) dietary principles. Once I digested this new information, we once again changed our diet and began to notice that the mysterious health problems we had went away, our skin glowed, and had much more energy. My goal is to spread this knowledge to other people to help them improve their health.
However, I started transitioning towards a more holistic lifestyle before I even heard about WAPF. While I was expecting my first child, I was introduced to the documentary, The Business of Being Born. This introduced me to natural childbirth and eventually holistic health. After having my first child in the hospital, I decided to have my second at a birthing center and my third at home. Over the years, slowly but surely, we changed our diet and lifestyle with the goal of not just good health and wellness, but quality of life.
So I hope you follow along with us on our journey as we share our lives, our home, and our table with you. I upload to the blog and YouTube regularly. I'll be sharing some of my favorite wholesome recipes, my thoughts and experiences on holistic living, and more!
A Few Fun Facts About Me
- I am a classically trained musician and I started playing the flute when I was nine
- One of my favorite things I have ever done was perform a concerto at Carnegie Hall in New York
- My favorite time of year is surprisingly winter and hence, I love anything cozy. You'll see a lot of soup recipes here.
- I like to garden but I also can't manage to keep a single houseplant alive.
Thank you for being here!