I wasn't sure if the butter oil was causing loose stool in DS or not ... sometimes I cannot correlate with a cause at all so it seemed better to be prudent now.
I've finally gotten ahold of a consistent source of raw grass fed goat's butter and milk now from our awesome Amish farm in PA. Apparently *all* the beta carotene in goat's milk is converted to vitamin A (which is why the milk and butter is white instead of creamy yellow like cow's), which is a good thing so that means there is more A in goat's milk products. Since all mammal milk contains the X Factor, including human, goat's must too.
I'd love to see the real nutritional stats for raw milk. This the one that compares cow and goat but it's probably not grass fed based. Since I know all milk, even human milk, is very variable according to the diet of the mother.http://drinc.ucdavis.edu/goat1_new.htm
Will keep my eyes open. Have you checked the Raw Milk Yahoo group?
How do you like the Toothsoap so far? DS only likes it with a drop of liquid stevia, our one concession. I've heard that stevia is antimicrobial. I don't like to give him a lot of it b/c I'm still on the fence about it with kids, so a couple drops/day is ok right now.
I'm still stumped by this calculus issue. He visits the dentist again in a couple weeks. Last time (she is a Price-Pottenger member) she said it was magnesium, so I've been trying my hardest to get mag. into him but it's been really hard as you know.
I got ahold of a old PPNF newsletter about calculus and the acid/alkaline balance of the body that talked about using bile salts to shift body's ph and that cures it. It also talks about the saturated fats in your diet regulating the minerals and ph level in your body, but digestion can be key to this as well, whether your bile is emulsifying the fats. All of this is a bit over my head and out of my league too right now. Just sitting with the info until our other stuff pans out.