I’ve found a nutritionist here in Chicago known as Dr. Livwell that specializes in alternative diets (GFCF, etc). She is also a former special ed teacher. That spoke volumes of her already. We spoke on the phone briefly today and are scheduled to meet this coming Wednesday evening.
Dr. Livwell wants to see all of the tests we’ve run on Moosepie thus far. I told her I would also write-up a quick case history, in case our conversation rambles in tangents.
It’s the schoolteacher in me. I love me some outlines.
The downside? (Well, this wouldn’t be momnivore’s dilemma without a damn downside, right?)
Insurance won’t cover it. Nope.
Which is total crap! Looks like mama will be forgoing a new pair of shoes for some time. We will accept donations to the Moosepie College Slush Fund for expensive food and insurance debacles. Just kidding. Well, you could click on my ads and google will pay me a quarter if you do. Ha, ha.
According to our lovely PPO, nutritional counseling is only a “coverable expense” for diabetes. Really?
I’m gonna fight it. But chances are, I will lose.
Excuse me, while I digress:
Shouldn’t nutrition be the bedrock of our healthcare system?
Why the hell isn’t this covered?
In the long run, my dear Blue Cross Blue Shield, wouldn’t it be a prudent choice to cover families wanting to work with a registered nutritionist than rack up bills galore with doctors and pills?
If this whole country were making the right food choices, then doctors, big pharma, and health (sickness) insurance companies would be as dead as a mall in February.
Imagine a world without junk and fast food. Without diets and fat asses. Without death due to preventable illness related to obesity and high blood pressure.
Cash is king, and without crap food, there would be no economy.
Now, I’m off to pen Moose’s case history for Dr. Livwell and an evil letter to BCBS-PPO. I will share them on here, of course. I know so many of you reading are going through the same thing with your own kids. I’ve received countless emails.
Cheers, to healthy eating and fitting in skinny jeans. To living migraine and fatigue free. To kids without delays and diarrhea.