Behind the Scenes of our Bellies

{I’m taking a break from the meal-planning and wanted to share some background with you all on our food situation}

We’ve been gfcfsf {gluten, casein, and soy free for those of you not familiar with the lingo} for the past year.  Our year anniversary just passed.

Kidding! I would never let me kids eat that crap. 


I am still sick.

So is Moose.  In fact, his poops are worse than ever.

{Yes, that is Lois’ Ehlert’s Eating the Alphabet. Indoctrinate the young}

Monkey, is faring the best of the three.

{don’t cha love his monkey pj’s? I am so cheesy}

Even the poor dog has issues.

{allergies, skin rashes, oh my}

And don’t get me started on the crap my husband eats.  Fast food and sugar.

He’s a grown man and can fend for himself.  He’s grown tired of my food tirades. Honey, I will no longer lecture. So I will post pictures of him eating. I digress.

What’s a mom to do?

Your oldest son has autism.  Your youngest son doesn’t, but swims in the same gene pool as your oldest.   You have issues with migraines and vitamin and mineral absorption.  You eat scrambled eggs and have an 8 hour migraine.

You are tired of doctors and their subsequent bills. You tire of running to nutritionists who don’t quite get it. You are tired of spending $6.39 on gluten-free bread.  You are tired of the strange gums and chemicals in GFCF.

You decide enough is enough.

Time to focus on what to put back into our diets, rather than what to take out.

Enter the newest and most inspiring friend I’ve met in my adult life.  Natalie over at Mad Momma.  She and I met through our occupational therapist during the Early Intervention days.  Both of us have boys “on the spectrum”{which really to me, means, kids with destroyed guts}.

She’s a few steps ahead of me in the diet department.  She’s moving to incorporate more traditional foods in her family’s diet.

Nat’s a warehouse of knowledge.  If you or your kids struggle with health at all, pay her new blog a visit. She’s an amazing resource…

I’m hitting the books and the blogs this weekend regarding the next step up and away from gluten and casein free. GAPS diet. SCD.  Weston A. Price.  Body Ecology.

Yikes, people.  This means no grains for awhile.

I’m tired of the sick.  Sick of the tired.

Time to heal, for real.

First stop, making fermented foods.  DIY water kefir will happen early next week since dairy is out of the question until we are healthy.

I’ve been reading Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon…Has anyone out there read it?

Send us your vibes, prayers, and positive thoughts…

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  1. Vibes on the way! It’s hard finding the balance, especially when every case is so radically different! But you’ll get there! I know it! I like the approach of putting in and keeping in what works. baby steps! <3 <3 <3

  2. WOW! i absolutely love your site….along with your hilarious honesty! I myself am on a journey of natural healing for my eldest son. You are a true inspiration 🙂

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