Thanks mamas for the great tips. Annikate, I'll print that off for the Dr. as well, and take the book along.
Gale, my DD is eating well. She has a big appetite, and we only give her healthy food options. The only snack food she has is organic blue corn chips seasoned with sea salt
Even that I don't allow her to overdose!
I don't know if this is just a rare incident, but I'm going to keep an eye on her stools, and journal them. I really need to get back in to journaling consistently, because they've helped me tremendously in the past. I don't know why I lack the motivate to do it, when I know how beneficial they are to me.Re: Cost of diet
Originally Posted by Annikate
...almond flour! And we go through at least 5 pounds a week easy.
Originally Posted by Pattyla
Also just eating more fruits and veggies is more expensive than being able to fill up on cheap grains. 1 cup of uncooked rice costs me $.50 and could feed my family supper. 1 cup of uncooked zuccini is $2.00 and might make a serving for me. Eggs are cheap protein but when you are eating/using 1 dozen a day it really adds up.
Originally Posted by EBG
Cost of diet:
Good quality meat and fish and butter, and fresh veggies (esp. organic) and special items such as tons of nuts, coconut oil, plus the supplements.... I'm spending at least 4 times as much on food as before
WOW! 4x the cost
Is that consistent with everyone else on SCD?
Because SCD food is very easy to digest (like BM for a child!) I ended up eating a lot more just to stay satisfied. The amount of cooking really got to me as well. So the cost of buying the food is increased, and the cost of preparation is elivated too. Also, I felt I needed more tools to help make preparation easier -- it's not much fun -- not be mention draining -- to manually grate 4 carrots. I think I'll need to get a food processor.
What other tools does everyone here consider essentials on SCD?
I figured out that I wasn't eating enough carbs when I was on SCD intially, which is why I didn't feel enough balance, and my symptoms didn't improve drastically either. I subsisted on very little variety too. I just went with the chepest vegetables, instead o going with variety for more diversified nutrients.Re: Supplements
I also still have very little supplements in my diet. I really feel the need for Mag. and I'd love to get the Brainchild vitamins and/or minerals for Galen. Given that he almost exclusively drinks mama milk (yes, at 20-months-old!), and mama is so depleted, I don't think he's getting sufficient from me. Any one have any thoughts on this?
I'm nervous to think of enzymes again with all this talk of poor reactions to them. I'll field out the topic with the internist anyway and see where it goes. The toughest part of the appointment is making it clear to him that I'd rather approach healing through diet and supplements, not by treating symptoms through allopathic medicine. Also, the enzymes are expensive, and that's always a concern here, especially if I end up quitting them due to a reaction. Hey may be I could buy them second-hand from mamas here who don't use them any more