A little update on the ‘saving my family’s health’ tale with some ways to spot whether you or your children are also as sensitive. The end is getting happier for us 😀
Today I am thankful to have my son’s brain working so much better than it ever has. Many of you have seen how I have been on a journey with Master4, initially to eradicate his ECZEMA without the nasty creams, then to reduce his ‘brain inflammation’ (aka ADHD), then to improve his nutritional health and get rid of the DARK CIRCLES under his eyes and consequently, we got rid of his SLEEP APNOEA, improved his SLEEP out of sight, stopped the BEDWETTING and improved his IMMUNITY. It sounds quite extreme but we have had to remove gluten, dairy, soy, yeast, corn, sugar, some grains (such as white and brown rice), some fruits/veges (such as kiwi fruit and capsicum) and of course all food additives. We have also removed chemicals by way of many non-organic foods, soaps, sunscreen and regular toothpaste.
Yes Master4 is very sensitive! Master2 and I are also as sensitive. But instead this has made our family take on more of a NUTRITARIAN diet. Making everything we put in our mouths be filled with nutrients instead of foods that do nothing for our health (many of those above) and it is still very much a work in progress! And through thinking outside the box, I do manage to fill their lunchboxes each day 🙂 although I have spilt tears at making lunches some days!
After studying him closely, I’ve realised just one mouthful of gluten will inflame Master4’s brain for four weeks. Four weeks of STRESS for the whole family.
Master4 flies off the handle at what feels like every minute of his day. His brain can’t process language as well so you can’t talk him through his experiences. He has little empathy for others which makes interactions with his brother harder. He has no ability to direct himself to play nor much motivation. He is more aggressive and shows less eye contact. He has about a 2second window to give an instruction or explain something. I am forever saying ‘look at me, look at me, listen, LISTEN!’ His world is one big ‘gluten hangover’ (and what appears as Asperger’s Syndrome) and so we hold our breath and wait it out….
Last week, Master4 came out of yet another gluten hangover (from sampling a child’s Tiny Teddy at kindy). Can you hear our HALLELUJAH’s??! He is now much more easy going, is smiling, plays imaginatively for hours, shares and thinks (a little bit!) about his brother, comes up with brilliant ideas, draws amazingly and can actually listen and be reasoned with.
This is the reason I have realised my life’s goal is to ‘save’ more families from scenarios like this and to improve children’s potential through health and well being. All with diet and environment, not medications or putting up with it. Right now, spare minutes are filled with me studying and organizing business logistics.
I hope everyone will benefit from some of the information I will soon have to share, after all who doesn’t count their family’s health as their #1 priority? It is not easy but once you have seen the difference, you will never go back.
I am looking to start my health coaching business next year, but in the meantime, if you’d like any advice, please let me know. Or if you know anyone that may need some direction, point them in my direction 🙂 Heidi