Hello, my name is Amy Santarelli

Mom profile PicMy name is Amy Santarelli and I love to talk about hens, health, and homeopathy


Hens—our family of 6 lives on an acreage where we are learning to grown our own food—both plants and animals.  I love to get fresh eggs each day and enjoy learning about real food—food without labels or with only a few ingredients.

Health—Continuing to learn about so many aspects of health.  One focus of mine is gut health and how it affects our immune system, nutrient absorption, and even brain functions—such as the connection between antibiotics and ADD/learning issues.

Homeopathy— I have been learning about homeopathy for 4 years now and it has allowed me to clear out my medicine cabinet and skip trips to the doctor.  I love its philosophy—that the mind, body, emotions and spirit are all connected and each contributes to health or sickness.  I love sharing how this form of medicine allows you to care for your own family’s health at home, without side effects and suppression of symptoms.

Check out my blog HERE.



6 thoughts on “Hello, my name is Amy Santarelli”

  1. Amy, I loved the last talk on Gut health. I do have a question. I made awesome kefir from the starter I received from you. Will this culture grow so I can share it too? I have made 2 batches but it doesn’t seem any bigger.

  2. I have an 18 month old daughter who has had a lot of doses of antibiotics due to ear infections. She also has eczema. She gets easily frustrated and seems to throw quite a few tantrums related to food. Her new doctor recommended the GAPS diet, which we have been on for 6 months. However, her skin hasn’t cleared up yet and seems to being getting very tired of the diet (veggies, meat, fruit). Additionally, I am giving her a probiotic and I just purchased cod liver oil. I would like to get some nutritional advice on what I should be doing for her to help heal her gut. I would love to setup an appointment with you or get any suggestions that you may have. Thanks!

  3. pattiontheroad@sbcglobal.net

    Cheri, I am sorry it took so long to respond to this. Why don’t you call me (Patti) at (618)920-0465. I can either direct you to who you would like to talk to, or talk to you myself.

  4. pattiontheroad@sbcglobal.net

    Ginnie, it should grow bigger, but Amy is the expert, I will ask you and get back to you. Good for you for getting into the kefir!


  5. Ginnie, it will grow for you to share, but it takes a little while. It isn’t like kombucha, where a new one grows each batch. Growth depends on how happy it is with your milk and with the temperature. It prefers warm, so these colder nights might slow it a bit. You can try putting it on top of your fridge, or some other warm place. Otherwise, you just have to be patient and then suddenly one day, you will notice how big it is!

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