Not really sure if this is the place to post this, but here goes. My dh has had ulcerative colitis 2x in ten years and always has pain in his stomach, so we've gone to the SCD. We don't follow it exactly, and I know it says you should, but his stomach aches are gone just from cutting out sugar and complex carbs. Plus we've started eating less meat and more nuts, veggies and legumes. I've also got him on probiotics. Now all of a sudden our ds has eczema on his face. Little patches on his upper lip, cheek, and the outside corner of his eye. I think its because of the dairy/sugar that I consume thats going thru the breastmilk.
We've been watching for a dairy allergy because our 1st dd had one. We breastfeed and he's only had sweet potatoes, avocado, pear and banana (then I found a website that says I should have waited w/ the banana)
: We started foods earlier than we wanted (wanted to wait till 7mos or so) but he was ready. Tongue thrust gone, sitting up by himself, grabbing stuff of our plates and opening his mouth like a little bird anytime he saw food.
Long story short, I think he has a dairy allergy and now we have thrush for the 2nd time. I read that thrush and eczema are just a symptom of digestive issues. He seems to have sour smelling spit up after I've had a larger amt of dairy. And now I've been watching my dairy, not so much eliminated yet, but Im wondering if the eczema is caused by the dairy and my sugar intake.
So my question...is Splenda ok you think. We don't eat any sweetners or artificial colors, preservatives etc. So Im not sure if it would help w/ my cutting out sugar and dairy. We're not looking to follow the SCD to the letter, but would like to eat healthier and no sugar, no dairy.
Also, does anyone have any good veggie or sugar-free/dairy free recipes or links or great cookbooks to recommend. I know about pecanbread.com.