Welcome to Purely Stirling, my work in progress, a website and blog born out of a passion to share my path to natural health, so you too can experience the benefits of my research. Manufacturing of the products by Purely Stirling began as personal home remedies to combat the ailments that plagued my family.
My interest in herbs started while doing research to find plants that would naturally repel mosquitoes. We have a great back yard but the mosquitoes often kept us inside. In my quest to find all the plants I needed to have a mosquito free yard I researched all the plants I had already planted to make sure I was not inviting them to my yard. I had a few that were beneficial, but not enough of them that would make a difference. I was surprised at how many benefits each plant really had. At the time, none of it piqued my interest enough to start experimenting myself. What finally pushed me to delve into herbal healing was the pain I was experiencing after falling and breaking my leg. Unwilling to use narcotics to manage the excruciating pain, I was in search of a natural way when I came across an article written by Susan Brown http://www.betterbones.com/bonefracture/speedhealing.pdf. It was with this article that I realized the way to heal and be pain free was to provide my body the nutrients it needs to do the healing itself.
When I started with my first organic salve and tea recipe I never expected to become so passionate about it. Beyond my leg healing, I had no intention on continuing to use the salve, let alone manufacture it until I realized all other ailments that I had been suffering with were no longer affecting me. When I was 26 years old I was diagnosed with seasonal allergies. I was then diagnosed with allergy induced asthma after repeated bouts of sinus infections and bronchitis. Since turning to herbs in June 2014 I have been symptom free. No longer do I suffer from asthma, allergies or sinus infections. My thirty year history of migraine and head pain is gone.
The magnitude of the true benefits of natural healing through herbs became more than just wonderment when I received the following lab results one year after using herbs.
June 2014 May 2015
Total cholesterol 223 168
Triglycerides 168 88
LDL 116 89
HDL 73 61
I have over nine years of experience in the medical field; two and a half of those years spent as a Registered Medical Assistant in cardiology. I knew I hit the jack pot with these drastic results without ever taking prescription cholesterol medication or a change in diet. I will go further in depth on the results of my lab work in a future post.
As I stated earlier, my website is a work in progress with information, tips and advice on overcoming common health problems using natural remedies and other treatment strategies along with my handmade salves that can be purchased. I have an herb list that will be in constant transformation as information is added regarding the health benefits that I have found most helpful. It is designed to be informational in nature and does not constitute personalized medical advice. If you have a medical emergency please do not hesitate to contact your family doctor right away.
Hi, I'm Joyce, the woman behind Purely Stirling. I am a novice herbalist living in North Carolina. Happily married to my husband Keith, we have 3 children and one grandchild.