Well I posted a couple of months ago, and wish that I could be more involved with this thread. It has been a great resource for me as we try to figure out our digestion issues. My dh and I are starting a CSA (community-supported agriculture) this year after moving onto our land last summer when dd was 2 months, so although our healing is my top priority, it is coming in bits and pieces as I work with my nd and try to research on my own. I haven't been able to read the thread since before Christmas, but I have a couple of questions that I need some "expert" advice on
My biggest struggle right now is deciding how I feel about allergy testing/avoiding allergens. My nd doesn't believe that we need to know all of our allergens or avoid them in order to heal the underlying problem. We are, of course, doing lots of probiotics (saurkraut, water kefir, kombucha, reuteri for me, 30 hour raw yogurt, dairy kefir, water kerir, saurkraut and HMF neuropowder (w/glutamine) for my boys, and solarray babylife and water kefir for dd). Other than that, her treatment is unda numbers--homeopathics that perform cellular drainage, ie basically heal the underlying imbalances. I believe in their power to heal, I just don't know if I believe we can heal while we eat our allergens. I could count the number of normal bf poops she had on my two hands, and now with solids, mild mild eczema and more green poop. Along these lines, is the dairy kefir and yogurt more healing than harmful if we have intolerences. Should we abstain or partake--that is the question
My dd is so happy and comfortable, she just doesn't poop well, which I know is a major problem. She gains weight and seems strong and healthy though. However, so did her brothers when they were little, and now my oldest at least gets so upset sometimes, freakishly so, and has sensory issues, acts crazy, probably on that line somewhere, although mildly so, others say they don't see it. I just want him to feel calm and collected..well. And I don't want my dd to grow into this behavior. This makes me want to just scrap the foods that are causing the problems, kwim?
Thanks for any wisdom you have to share.
My DD also is healthy and growing well, and has no behavioral issues (well maybe sleep issues but I'm not sure how much of that is just habit). But she's intolerant to major food groups (dairy, wheat, nuts, eggs, and coconut), has mild whole-body eczema, and mild yeast issues...I can live with it, things could be much worse, but I don't want either of us to be on restricted diets forever, and who knows what else will come up if I don't figure out how to heal her
Sorry, that turned into a bit of a vent...just wanted to say I know where you're coming from!