My son has several baby teeth with signs of decay and all the research I have been doing keeps leading my back to traditional foods/Weston Price. I'm pretty convinced about what I read, but I've got a lot of obstacles...
While the rest of my family is pretty flexible about their diet, my son (6) has a lot of sensory issues and is pretty clear about what he's willing to do and not willing to do. Trying to convince/coherce him in a direction he doesn't want to go usually results in creating enormous resistance whereas communication and time usually yields positive results.
So here are the problems:
- DS has always been basically vegetarian by his own choice. He does eat grains cooked in homemade chicken broth. His preference seems to be governed by texture, taste and smell, not ethics. Pureed meat does not make it through (think creamy soups, mashed potatoes and croquettes) If he finds a sliver, a string, it's all over.
- DS has an aversion to eggs. They're fine in baked goods, can stir a raw one into pasta before I sauce it, but egg that looks like egg is a no go.
- We live on the shores of the Mediterranean in a major city. There is no grazing for miles around. While DS enjoys milk and milk products, I can find no source of raw milk. We do frequently eat cheeses made with raw milk which is widely available.
- His food preferences fall heavily in the grain category. If it's a grain or a bread like thing, he'll eat it. I use a variety of whole grains and make my own sourdough bread, varying the grains I use.
- He doesn't like oily/greasy things. I would like to introduce FCLO but am not sure what the most successful way might be.
- We eat a lot of seasonal fruit and have a a veggie garden. We eat organic as much as we are able to source and afford.
- Our budget is very tight and a lot of traditional foods recommendations seem to be aimed for people who either live on a farm or are in a much higher income bracket.
So given the above parameters, I'm looking for suggestions and advice or sources of information to incorporate the foods which could help heal his teeth into our diet in a respectful and cooperative manner. I'd like to help his teeth but not at the expense of our relationship. Please don't flame me on this one, I already have enough guilt without fanning the flames and not a huge amount of confidence. I truly do try and do the best I can by my family.