Originally Posted by leila1213
Very interesting! I know I was deficient in folate, as DD has a pilonidal dimple--basically the mildest form of spina bifida type defect.
She also has cradle cap, and I have keratosis pilaris, which IIRC might both be linked to vit A. I think I've shared this with you before, but I know I'm deficient in zinc based on prematurely gray hair, and of course I was on hbc for a long time, so...there you go.
Good to know about the K2. I have no idea how I'm going to get DD to start taking CLO again, as she stopped cooperating with it a long time ago. So, I'm glad to hear there is a work-around for the BO at least. I guess my question about it is -- is it WAPF-approved? If not, does that bother you? (I think I may remember you commenting about this on another thread a while back, but just want to make sure.) Thanks!!
I've seen cradle cap being related to yeast and biotin. Not sure if that's always the case, but my daughter got cradle cap when she was about a year and a half old and things were really stressful, and just recently (she's almost 5 now) she's been getting yeasty-looking poop with our move and a long vacation and stuff... so I've started wondering if there was a lower-level yeast issue all along, and I only really notice it when it flares.
Is it WAPF-approved? Probably not. I am intensely grateful to Weston Price and to the folks at the WAP Foundation, I wouldn't have twigged to fat-soluble vitamins on my own, nor to the methods of increasing overall nutrition in our food. But I am mostly driven by wanting to get results for my kids. The old thread in the Vaccination archives, the Nutrition/Immunology one, spoke to me in many ways--that I need to look at lots of different nutrients (so far I've just looked at vitamins and minerals, but there's a lot more in food that I am pretty ignorant of, things like specific amino acids) and figure out what _we_ need. I feel like I can see my family degenerating--my grandmother to my mom to me to my kids, and I'm completely willing to supplement to maximize my kids' potential.
I'm sorta ticked at the WAPF for their insistence that everything should be done with food. I mean--so many really unhealthy people end up finding real truth with Price's ideas, but when you get this messed up, it's just not realistic to fix as much as could be fixed (given that many of us are trying to help our kids who are already manifesting problems that took a couple generations to build) in a reasonable timeframe.
That was way the heck more than you wanted, sorry.
I'm conflicted because there's so much of value at the WAPF but I think so many underlying messages that are holding people back.