: Stuffy nose and congestion --or anything that is similar to a nasal or sinus infection/reaction really -- *could* be a symptom of die-off. If you believe the probiotic you are using is more potent, could you cut back the dose until the symptoms subside?
If it is only a cold, I think the probiotics can only help, not hurt. But again, maybe just adjust the dose a bit?Jane
I do understand how you feel. We want what's best for our children and then realizing that we have possibly caused them harm, however inadvertently, is extremely painful.
My dd is vaxed
) AND has a huge cavity in one of her molars that we can no longer put off getting it fixed at the dentist. It sucks. I could easily sit and drive myself into a crying jag (and I have done that) when I sit down and realize all the implications.
I need to be grateful for the health that she does have and continue to strive to make improvements.
I think all we can do is move on from this point forward and do what we need to do. Allow yourself to feel whatever bad feelings you are feeling, rather than letting them fester. They are there for a reason and will only help you be determined to follow the course you need to take.
What is that saying : "When I knew better, I did better." ? Everyone
I'm working my way through the book and it's fascinating reading.
I ordered some more cookbooks too, at the suggestion of my dh. My dh is still hesitant about following the diet because we are just hindered by what foods are available to us. I can get the fruits and veggies and meats locally (wish there were more organic available!) , but all other things I will need to order in advance by mail and of course that makes things even more limited. Packages take at minimum 2 weeks to get to us by priority mail, so I can't get anything that will go rancid.
He suggested that I get the cookbooks, find the ingredients as best I can and start cooking more SCD legal meals for all of us. He feels that as we get more used to eating the SCD way, we will be better able to be 100% compliant to the diet. While my nature is to jump in and start following it all exactly from the beginning, I see the logic in his thinking. I'd rather "taste-test" the recipes beforehand, than in the midst of the diet. Because if they backfire, we'd be too tempted to stray to the non-allowable foods.
I realize we are fortunate that our gut issues will allow us to ease into the diet. The issues still need to be fixed, though. But I'm not going to come here and say "it's not working" if we're not doing the diet correctly. No worries about me doing that.
I need to have DH on my side in this and working with me rather than doing his own thing. I can definitely see (from my own personal small trials with SCD eating) that we can benefit from it, and if I have to be less than 100% before I can get to 100%, then so be it.
Thanks for listening to me