Ok, help me work through this. I'm overwhelmed! We've been working on our diet for several years now, pretty hardcore, trying new recipes, switching to brown rice, whole grains, etc. Now I'm wondering if we should go gluten free? Try the GAPS diet? Is dairy a no as well? Just trying to decide which step to take on the journey of healthy eating. On top of all this, I'm feeling stressed out and overwhelmed and don't want to take on more food challenges, just because, kwim!
Here's the deal - DH and I are both not at optimal health, but overall not sickly either, we're tired by the end of the day and crabby. I've always had acne on my face and some skin bumps on my legs and arms, oh and the chiro mentioned the dark circles under my eyes could be a wheat thing. DH has a weak immune system, but its gotten a bit better as our eating has improved. My three girls 5, 3, and 1 are relatively healthy but small for their age. DD5 has thin hair, has only had one haircut in her life ever, she also says her tummy hurts often. DD3 has some blood sugar issues with freaking out if she doesn't eat super regularly, but she's also super picky about what she eats so I'm thinking its going to be near impossible to go GF with her? They were all breastfed to age 2, DD1 still is. I'm super picky about what I feed them and we do eat really healthy now, but I'm just wondering if we're at optimal health. Make sense?
I don't know, I just want to know what step to take next and I can't figure it out. Should I start soaking grains or go GF? I don't even know much about GF or what foods to avoid.... Can I try GF for a week and see results that way or does it take longer? What do you think? Am I overthinking things? Thanks for any input!
Oh, and I guess this adds to things a bit, I can't have pecans or walnuts, DH says eggs close his throat up, and DD5 doesn't do well with too much dairy (none of us do really), and DD3 has a super limited diet because of what she'll eat and what she refuses. That's a whole nother story. Anyway, should I just stick with super healthy whole grains and foods, and maybe start soaking grains sometimes? Ok, stopping now... thanks.