Originally Posted by caedmyn
Where are you at? If you're in the US there are lots of places where you can get grass-finished beef mail order for reasonable prices. Grass-fed lamb or goat would be fine...I've read that in the US even supermarket lamb tends to be grass-raised but I don't know how accurate that is. We bought 1/2 a grass-finished lamb once and it definitely tasted different than any other lamb I've had.
I think hemp seed oil is better than most vegetable oils (with the exception of extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and palm oil) and it does have some fatty acids but you'll still need an additional source of omega 3's and I don't believe you can heat hemp seed oil. Flax seed oil would be a better choice for omega 3's but you can't heat that, either. Are you already doing cod liver oil? Also, if you can find ghee from pastured cows, that might be an option. Purity Farms ghee is from pastured cows and is casein free.
We are in China. So, no WAPF chapter leader, no flax oil (although we sometimes can find flax seeds), no ghee and no grass fed beef near. Although we will hopefully move to a more rural area this summer, with yak, which would be grass fed. And maybe we can figure out how to make ghee, seeing that we can get yak butter there as well.
I found some fish oil and cod liver oil here, but now I am freaked out to use them because of mercury levels. I love this country and don't want to bash things, but controlling polution and manufacturing standards are not strong points here. So now I need to get CLO from the US with a friend who is back home now. But that is more than a month away.
Oh and we can only find farm raised salmon.
I am just feeling really discouraged about this whole gut healing thing. We have a skinny baby who nurses all the time and doesn't gain weight. And I apparently have done EVERYTHING wrong during pregnancy and while nursing, and now that I know better I cannot have butter or yogurt or bloomin anything. And I cannot find water kefir grains here or even milk grains for that matter and everything I need I need to figure out a way to get it from the US. And I wish with all my heart I could just take her to a homeopath or ND or someone who will not give her hydrocortisone. And she keeps getting eczema and if she sleeps for longer than an hour and a half I think something is wrong because she never does that anymore. And now I am doing the stupid TED and cannot even eat rice because it really makes her eczema flare and all the oils I have to put on will basically wreck her brain because they are pure omega 6. And who knows if it will even work, because what if it is salicylates or amines or just being allergic to squash or sweet potato?!
Sorry. Bad day.
: I just needed to get this out there and out of my system.