Just thought I'd post an update. DS is doing much better. I have him on the grocery store version of the following supplements:
Cod liver oil
Evening primrose oil
C w/ sodium Ascorbate
I hope to get out to the healthfood store by myself this Friday (really hard to read all the labels with a wild n' crazy 4yr old in tow) to find baby's Jarrow-Dophilus and KE-99 Lacto. I also want to find a cod liver oil that has a purity statement (no mercury, etc).
Also, I tried flaxseed oil, but the only organic version that they had at the grocery store was in liquid form and the taste/texture is :Puke. The bottle said to try adding it to your food, so I tried putting it in our scrambled eggs for breakfast and it was even worse! I think the heat oxidized it or something because it tasted like fish! Kids don’t try this one at home. :LOL I put it in grits and it was ok, I’ll try oatmeal next time. (DS is not a big hot cereal eater, so this might be tough.) But I read that the GLAs in cod liver oil digest easier than in flaxseed oil anyway.
I’m also on a pilgrimage of better eating. DH and I were both raised in junk food houses, and it’s a vicious cycle we’re trying to break. I need to find an organic foods co-op somewhere local or who will ship to my area because organics are prohibitively expensive and I have a brown thumb. I can find the basics at our local supermarket – apple juice, milk, butter, (actually found organic tofu too! I’ll make our first tofu meal tomorrow!
) but again it’s really expensive.
Anyway, despite this crash-course in brain surgery, DS is doing better he’s been eczema free for about a week, and his allergies are mild enough that I’ve taken him off his Zyrtec and Nazonex (steroid nose spray – eeewww). And this is in the middle of ragweed season! I’m soooo tickled. I hope my luck continues.