Primal family - Page 13 - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2012, 11:18 AM
 
organicviolin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


My pleasure :-)  Happy and exciting times ahead for you guys!  Best of luck blowkiss.gif and keep us updated!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnamarie View Post

Organicviolin, thanks! I am so interested to see how my pregnancy will go considering I've been eating this way for a year and doing crossfit for about 6 months. I am also taking the fermented cod liver and butter oil blend and plan on continuing it.



 


Loving wife to DH  mama to DS1 3/13/09 , DS2 4/20/11   and DS3 1/12/13 Professional and attempting to  while     
organicviolin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-10-2012, 11:23 AM
 
organicviolin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by sosurreal09 View Post

So here we are eating wheat wheat and more wheat! DD has been having a lot of medical issues lately and turns out it's allergen related...

 

she is VERY dairy intolerant but surprisingly not allergic. She is allergic to eggs, tomato, strawberries, sesame, and grapes so far...Which isn't too bad except for the eggs. ALL she ate for protein was eggs! She wont touch meat except sometimes sausage! I keep giving her cereal and hash (potato) I have to follow her diet as well since we are still nursing.

 

I just feel like she cant eat anything anymore and this sucks! She loves veggies and bananas and that's about it besides now loving wheat products...She was not allergic to wheat.

 

So I feel like IDK what to do now...


To me it seems like she's on the grain addiction band wagon - perhaps I'm wrong, it's hard to say.  Perhaps you can try to limit it then cut it out?  I've found that my toddler does so much better sans grains in general, but like all kids when given the opportunity he will eat bread and lots of it if allowed.  So, we just don't have it in the house really.  My in-laws sometimes bring it (Colombian bread) but then he ends up having not the greatest poo for a couple of days....sigh.  I find when it's in the house that's all he wants to eat, when it's not then he's more than happy to eat meat and veg and some fruit etc.  Is your DD allergic to the yolk or the white of eggs?  Perhaps you can give her yolks with no problem - it is the white that is the allergenic part.  Or is it something that the chickens are eating (like soy, corn, GMO creepies?) 

Also, when grain isn't an option he eats more well rounded as well.  Our rule is that you eat was is served and the next time you eat, you eat was served so that way eventually the food gets eaten, even if it's not on our (DH and my) timeline but his.  It gives him some control over it which is great.

BTW even if DS skips a meal, he'll never let himself go hungry - eventually he caves and eats what's offered rather than when he would prefer in that moment.  They won't starve themselves I swear!


Loving wife to DH  mama to DS1 3/13/09 , DS2 4/20/11   and DS3 1/12/13 Professional and attempting to  while     
organicviolin is offline  
Old 01-10-2012, 02:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
sosurreal09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 3,400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

She is allergic to both white and yolk I asked the allergist about what they eat but she's not allergic to soy or corn so it's a no. Anyway she said it wouldn't matter with the testing they did it was the egg itself.

 

She eats mostly veggies and fruits still I just feel like IDK what else to give her. We JUST put the grains back like 3 or 4 days ago. I haven't been able to get her to eat meat ever really.

 

At meals she eats the veggies and won't touch the meat.  I'm not the kind of person who makes 2 different meals it's eat what we have or don't!

 

She eats mostly blueberries and bananas right now, like as the bulk of her diet. 3-4 bananas a day! Doesn't seem to be much I can do about it. I'm really pushing the sausages though!


 Young born-again mama and loving wife peace.gif to DH jammin.gif and SAHP to two crazy girls dust.gifwehomebirth.jpgfly-by-nursing2.gifslinggirl.giffamilybed1.gif and believe gd.giflactivist.gif  signcirc1.gif !

sosurreal09 is offline  
Old 01-10-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Shawnamarie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Sosurreal09, I haven't read this entire thread and may be missing some background on DD's health and diet. Is she allergic to any other nuts/seeds, or just sesame? My husband and I enjoy coconut products and sometimes breads or pancakes prepared with coconut and/or almond flour. Just a thought. Your situation sounds frustrating.

 

Also, I've had a lot of success personally with finding a great practitioner of NAET. Doing this helped relieve me of all kinds of sensitivities and allergies including almonds, eggs, onions, vitamin D, and the list goes on.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by sosurreal09 View Post

So here we are eating wheat wheat and more wheat! DD has been having a lot of medical issues lately and turns out it's allergen related...

 

she is VERY dairy intolerant but surprisingly not allergic. She is allergic to eggs, tomato, strawberries, sesame, and grapes so far...Which isn't too bad except for the eggs. ALL she ate for protein was eggs! She wont touch meat except sometimes sausage! I keep giving her cereal and hash (potato) I have to follow her diet as well since we are still nursing.

 

I just feel like she cant eat anything anymore and this sucks! She loves veggies and bananas and that's about it besides now loving wheat products...She was not allergic to wheat.

 

So I feel like IDK what to do now...


 

 


Teacher, wife, food-geek. Celebrating 11 amazing years with my husband this year. We're in our mid-30's and excited to have our first baby in March 2013! smile.gif

Shawnamarie is offline  
Old 01-11-2012, 05:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
sosurreal09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 3,400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We do use coconuts and almonds. Lunch is the biggest toughie for us b/c it was usually a couple of boiled eggs, baby tomatoes, and some greens...We seem to be doing almond butter and blueberry jam sandwiches now...

 

Last day of testing is today! Hope there are no more allergies...

 

Her holistic ped is an allergen specialist I know we will work on healing them not just avoiding. I see him on the 29th


 Young born-again mama and loving wife peace.gif to DH jammin.gif and SAHP to two crazy girls dust.gifwehomebirth.jpgfly-by-nursing2.gifslinggirl.giffamilybed1.gif and believe gd.giflactivist.gif  signcirc1.gif !

sosurreal09 is offline  
Old 01-11-2012, 11:24 AM
 
organicviolin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Oh good!  have you thought of smoothies perhaps??  Maybe you've tried it?  With coconut milk maybe if she's sensitive to dairy (I don't remember if she is or isn't at this point - my apologies!  I wouldn't worry too much about it (easier said than done).  My DS who's 2.5 will tend to go on certain food binges (not the right word) where he only will eat 2 or 3 foods during a day.  So yesterday it was smoked salmon and lobster (I'm not complaining!!!) My ped and several other people say that as long as they get a balance over a period of time, not necessarily in a day, then they will be fine.  Trust her body (I trust my DS's bodies) as they will eat what their body needs (given junk food isn't an option with our family so that makes that argument negligable - just like in your home I'm sure).

Perhaps there's an underlying leaky gut thing happening?  I've heard that kids who are picky eaters tend to have an underlying leaky gut issue.  GAPS does wonders for that.  Will she drink/eat bone broth and soups???


Loving wife to DH  mama to DS1 3/13/09 , DS2 4/20/11   and DS3 1/12/13 Professional and attempting to  while     
organicviolin is offline  
Old 01-11-2012, 11:35 AM - Thread Starter
 
sosurreal09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 3,400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

She won't DRINK anything except water and breast milk. No new allergens today!

 

I make bone broth all the time and sneak it in with cooking with it and what not. We also do eat rice now and have been cooking the rice in the broth as oppose to water.

 

She's not a picky eater she just won't eat meat. Does that make sense? Like she will eat everything else under the sun except meat!

 

She may have some leaky gut issues she had a ton of vax reactions and we are STILL working on healing her. greensad.gif

 

As for me in this pregnancy I am practically carnivorous! I can't get enough meat! I'm gaining quite a bit though....but no where near what I gained with DD.


 Young born-again mama and loving wife peace.gif to DH jammin.gif and SAHP to two crazy girls dust.gifwehomebirth.jpgfly-by-nursing2.gifslinggirl.giffamilybed1.gif and believe gd.giflactivist.gif  signcirc1.gif !

sosurreal09 is offline  
Old 01-11-2012, 11:53 AM
 
joanielspeak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boonsboro, MD
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

No offense, but I hated the Everyday Paleo cookbook. The pictures are atrocious and the recipes were very basic. I understand that it is for, I suppose, a "working" type family, but they seem so basic, I don't know who isn't already cooking like that. I mean there is a recipe for apples and almond butter... that seems like a no-brainer.

 

My husband and I love the Paleo Comfort Foods cookbook as well as the Make it Paleo cookbook. We only eat locally (organic when we can) & grass-fed and consider ourselves Primal, not Paleo, but it is hard to find Primal cookbooks we like. We have been kind of "off" the diet these last few weeks of my pregnancy simply due to the  holidays and I have gotten a ton of head colds. I am also not going to turn away food from anyone offering it after the birth, so it will probably be until March before we are fully Primal again. I miss it...

 

Side note: we typically follow Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint.


Pagan mama, married to DH since 10/27/09. Had a wonderful h20homebirth.gif with baby D in 2012!

joanielspeak is offline  
Old 01-11-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Lazurii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Near Portland, Oregon
Posts: 810
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Okay, question y'all.  I just started eating primal on Jan. 2.  I haven't been perfect but it's been waaaaay better than what we've been eating (fast food 3-6X/week, sweets and desserts galore, simple carbs, grains, etc).  I've been eating a good amount of root veggies like carrots, turnips, jicama, and a bit of sweet potato.  Is that too many carbs?  I'm still nursing my youngest all day and my oldest nurses morning and night.  We are a car-free family so most of our trips are walking, but we've been walking less due to weather (hello Portland!).

 

I feel more satisfied when I eat the root veggies.  If I don't (like today's lunch of hamburger patties and salad veggies) I have a feeling of fulness but still an aching hunger.  Is that normal?  Is that me switching over to burning fats?  What is that?

 

I'm still having a hard time eating a ton of meat (used to be vegan), but I want to say I eat at least a pound of meat a day.

 

What do you ladies and gents think?

 

Oh, and yesterday and today all I wanted was a half-gallon of ice cream.  But, then, I started yesterday so that's probably what it was.  I picked up some Lindt's 90% chocolate but it's so waxy, it's pretty gross.  I think it's just a low quality chocolate because I love the dark stuff.  Anyways, the chocolate didn't do much for my cravings.

 

 

 

Edited for typos, way too many typos.


SAHM to DS BuggaBoo blahblah.gif  12/07, and DD Doozer energy.gif03/10.  Sharing life with The Hubby since 01/05.

Lazurii is offline  
Old 01-12-2012, 07:50 AM
 
JayGee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southwest Illinois
Posts: 4,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazurii View Post

I feel more satisfied when I eat the root veggies.  If I don't (like today's lunch of hamburger patties and salad veggies) I have a feeling of fulness but still an aching hunger.  Is that normal?  Is that me switching over to burning fats?  What is that?

 



I also eat a lot of root vegetables.  Have you done an analysis on FitDay or anything like that to see how many grams of carbs you're getting on an average day?  I do NOT do well below 100g of carbs and still lose weight between 100-200g.  I feel that empty-fullness too, and it's too uncomfortable for me to just endure it.

 

That said I've been having major sugar/flour binges in the afternoons :(.  I eat very well all morning and through lunch, but at 2:00 or 3:00, I'm rummaging through the pantry trying to find something to "fill".  I'm pretty sure I get enough fat (cook everything with butter, bacon fat, or coconut oil) and enough protein (around 80g/day), but the afternoons are killing me!  Then of course, I feel like total crap for the rest of the day.  So, what do you do when the sugar/wheat cravings hit hard?


~~Kristina~~ Mama to DS(10/30/01), DD1(VBAC 3/28/04) and DD2(HBAC 5/21/06)
JayGee is offline  
Old 01-12-2012, 09:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
sosurreal09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 3,400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

So what doe you guys think about bacon? I mean nitrates are nitrates even if it's "nitrate free" it has nitrates that are naturally occuring from celery. We do lard for cooking fine but bacon is considered a treat here.


 Young born-again mama and loving wife peace.gif to DH jammin.gif and SAHP to two crazy girls dust.gifwehomebirth.jpgfly-by-nursing2.gifslinggirl.giffamilybed1.gif and believe gd.giflactivist.gif  signcirc1.gif !

sosurreal09 is offline  
Old 01-12-2012, 08:38 PM
 
gardenmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: blooming where I'm planted
Posts: 4,213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by JayGee View Post
So, what do you do when the sugar/wheat cravings hit hard?


First, I try to make sure I eat plenty of protein and fat in the morning.  If I don't, I'm starving by 10 a.m.  I also like to have a cup of tea somewhere in the morning.  I don't know why, but it seems to fill a craving for sweets (there's no sweetener of any kind).  I find that lunch tends to wear off by about 3:00 at the latest, and I'm starving.  It helps to have a snack.  Yesterday, it was two hard-boiled eggs, today it was an apple with almond butter.  Twice, I've made a chai with exactly one teaspoon of honey in the bottom, and a little cream at the top.  If I'm busy, it helps to distract me from the cravings, and by the time I actually remember that I'm craving it, it seems pointless to indulge, because it's almost supper time.  Sometimes, I just have to power through it, lol.  

gardenmommy is offline  
Old 01-13-2012, 01:04 PM
 
organicviolin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Lazurii have you double checked your adrenal health?  That can be a sure sign of a problem - the afternoon cravings etc.  Eat something with protein rather than going for the carbs - the feeling will go away.  Let me know if you need help figuring out your adrenal health.


Loving wife to DH  mama to DS1 3/13/09 , DS2 4/20/11   and DS3 1/12/13 Professional and attempting to  while     
organicviolin is offline  
Old 01-13-2012, 02:20 PM
 
JayGee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southwest Illinois
Posts: 4,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by organicviolin View Post

Lazurii have you double checked your adrenal health?  That can be a sure sign of a problem - the afternoon cravings etc.  Eat something with protein rather than going for the carbs - the feeling will go away.  Let me know if you need help figuring out your adrenal health.



Not Lazurii, but can tell me a little about adrenal health orngbiggrin.gif?

 


~~Kristina~~ Mama to DS(10/30/01), DD1(VBAC 3/28/04) and DD2(HBAC 5/21/06)
JayGee is offline  
Old 01-13-2012, 02:20 PM
 
MotheringBliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Idaho Mountains
Posts: 155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi All,

 

Just beginning transitioning to live foods...Chiropractor says my adrenals are shot, weaning off stimulants, doing lots of sea salt, got a juicer, learning to ferment things, eating raw (frozen) placenta...

 

So far the placenta helps the most.  Is eating frozen deer liver safeish in terms of parasites?  Any good adrenal protocols appreciated!

 

 

MotheringBliss is offline  
Old 01-13-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Lazurii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Near Portland, Oregon
Posts: 810
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My adrenals might be shot, I think I have a lot of symptoms.  I don't give into my carb cravings.  Well, okay, I had 10-15 peanut butter M&M's last night, but I don't think that's as bad as the 1/2 gal of ice cream I wanted.

 

I don't think I'm eating too many carbs, my total carbs seem to be going down over the last day or two.  I have a hard time eating enough fat, I think.  I'm almost done with my jar of tallow, I'm going to try some lard next.  I have 5 gal of coconut oil but it burns/itches my throat.  I'm pretty sure it's a yeast-die-off reaction and not an allergy because I put some oil on the inside of my elbow and it didn't react.  I've also used coconut oil on my vulva for yeast and itching and the coconut oil soothes instead of burning or itching.

 

Gotta go, my daughter is melting down.


SAHM to DS BuggaBoo blahblah.gif  12/07, and DD Doozer energy.gif03/10.  Sharing life with The Hubby since 01/05.

Lazurii is offline  
Old 01-14-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Pammybaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Interesting posts. We've found success following the 80/10/10 diet. Much closer to our evolutionary past. We try to incorporate seasonal, and mostly organic (grapes are really expensive in Canada so we choose a lot of apples/pears/plums/peaches/avocadoes). The book is hard to find now...amazon had a few copies, our local library did have it. The nutritional info is very accessible...and once we got the hang of it, we did deviate a bit...or made a few poor choices, but overall, even if you choose to eat this diet for a month to clear out, it is a great way to be healthy. Aligns with raw philosophy too. I started the diet while breastfeeding as well.

Pammybaby is offline  
Old 01-14-2012, 04:54 PM
 
treehugginhippie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,006
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Just reading this thread now but wanted to mention to sosurreal09....have you tried the GAPS diet for your DD? Great way to help heal gut issues.


Tina - mama to DD1 10.75yrs, DD2 6yrs, DD3 2.5 yrs & baby due in June 2015 and wifey to DH.
treehugginhippie is online now  
Old 01-14-2012, 07:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
sosurreal09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 3,400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Looking into this now but it's hard without dairy. We do bone broths and marrow already though.


 Young born-again mama and loving wife peace.gif to DH jammin.gif and SAHP to two crazy girls dust.gifwehomebirth.jpgfly-by-nursing2.gifslinggirl.giffamilybed1.gif and believe gd.giflactivist.gif  signcirc1.gif !

sosurreal09 is offline  
Old 01-14-2012, 08:23 PM
 
gardenmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: blooming where I'm planted
Posts: 4,213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Have any of you done anything with coconut flour?  I'm assuming it's compatible with paleo/primal as it's not a grain.  

 

Today, I made a custardy thingy with pumpkin, cream, eggs, honey, and spices.  Yum!  I also made a pot of hot chocolate for the kids when they came in from playing in the snow.  I enjoyed a cup of that; I was surprised at how sweet it tasted, even though there was not a lot of sugar in it.  

 

 

 

gardenmommy is offline  
Old 01-14-2012, 11:18 PM
 
craft_media_hero's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: I'm diggin for fire!
Posts: 1,851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just wanted to share--

What a difference I notice since consciously preparing a high fat/protein breakfast these last couple of weeks. My dd is less whiny and emotional, I feel more energy and patience, the baby is feeding himself more (at other meals too), and we're not crashing and melting down by 10:30.

So I am a big believer now! I have noticed such a huge improvement and overall feeling of wellness in the morning that I will NOT be going back to grain and fruit based breakfasts.

I am loving these changes and really see them becoming part of our long term lifestyle, rather than just a short term "fast" period from the other foods.

Happy and in love with my family!
craft_media_hero is offline  
Old 01-14-2012, 11:20 PM
 
Lazurii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Near Portland, Oregon
Posts: 810
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I had to share this because after the anger it was pretty funny.

 

We've been off sugar as a family for almost two weeks now.  That's a major, major deal for us because we were eating fast food 4-6 times a week and having sweets nearly every day.  Well, BuggaBoo really loves his sugar and had a hard time at first adjusting to Primal.  The day before yesterday we went to brush his teeth with his fluoride-free, xylitol toothpaste.  Before I went to grab the tube he stopped me and said, "We...might have to buy me some new toothpaste."  I asked him why and he said, "Well, I don't have anymore."  Figuring out what he did I asked, "Where did it go?"  He answered, "I ate it.  In the bathtub.  During my bath."  Yeah, he sucked down an entire tube of toothpaste like astronaut food. 

 

I started busting up and had to let The Hubby deal with the discipline because I just couldn't be serious at the moment.  Afterwards I did explain the dangers of toothpaste (we have some with fluoride) and how the xylitol and sorbitol might give him diarrhea.  Oh man, he'll do anything for sweets!


SAHM to DS BuggaBoo blahblah.gif  12/07, and DD Doozer energy.gif03/10.  Sharing life with The Hubby since 01/05.

Lazurii is offline  
Old 01-15-2012, 02:49 AM
 
AmberLu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Oh my goodness. Toothpaste??? I'll probably feel that desperate once we really get started. DD will probably be right there with me-- she's a dessert-a-holic.

 

DH and I are phasing out the SAD over the next two weeks. We're low on meat in the freezer and don't get to refill our grocery envelope until the paycheck on the 1st. I am already starting to detox off of sugar and carbs and I'm still eating some, just about 1/4th of normal... which is still more than recommended in PB redface.gif

 

I am really excited! DH and I have both been overweight since high school and it's only gotten worse since I had our first baby in 2006. I'm about 85lb overweight for my bone structure and when DH had a work related injury a few months back, they told him he is in danger of high blood pressure and t2 diabetes. I found Paleo eating on accident about a month ago and that let me to MDA. We've both decided we are sick of being fat and tired and lethargic. I've wanted to start hiking for a couple years now and I've never had the stamina for it. I am hoping that by summer, we'll be ready for our first real family hike =)

 

When you started, if your children were older, did you cut them off cold turkey, or did you phase them out of their old eating habits? I have a 2yo and a 6yo and I am afraid they are going to stage a revolt if I get rid of crackers and peanut butter sandwiches.

AmberLu is offline  
Old 01-15-2012, 06:00 AM
 
JayGee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southwest Illinois
Posts: 4,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

AmberLu ~ my kids are older (10, 7, 5).  They are not 100% Primal, probably closer to 50 or 60% in reality.  I think if my husband were on board, it would be easier to just get rid of all the grains, but I have 4 breakfast cereal addicts in my house.  Lunches are getting better, but usually include a sandwich with all their good stuff, dinners are perfect primal.  DS has occasionally asked me to make him eggs for breakfast, which is a step in the right direction. 


~~Kristina~~ Mama to DS(10/30/01), DD1(VBAC 3/28/04) and DD2(HBAC 5/21/06)
JayGee is offline  
Old 01-15-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Maiasaura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Here, because I'm not all there.
Posts: 5,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by gardenmommy View PostToday, I made a custardy thingy with pumpkin, cream, eggs, honey, and spices.  Yum!  I also made a pot of hot chocolate for the kids when they came in from playing in the snow.  I enjoyed a cup of that; I was surprised at how sweet it tasted, even though there was not a lot of sugar in it. 

 

Please do share your recipe for the custardy thing? I have one I make sort of like that, with pumpkin and flax but not honey. I only use stevia for sweetener.

 

What kinds of breakfasty things do y'all like? I am sweetener (except for stevia) and starch-free. Thanks!


Me treehugger.gif Handfasted wife to M  geek.gif as of 3/7/10 , and Mama to R  reading.gif (1/31/01) luxlove.gif

Maiasaura is offline  
Old 01-15-2012, 10:32 AM
 
organicviolin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OK here is the adrenal health post. I am recovering from an adrenal health issue as well as slight thyroid imbalance. The two go hand in hand, I discovered my thyroid imbalance through a urine test and have found that I am deficient in iodine. Next week I will begin an iodine supplement. Obviously I was also diagnosed with adrenal fatigue as well.
Symptoms: hypoglycemia (needing to eat constantly and getting shaky when missing a meal)
blood sugar imbalance (due to hypoglycemia)
low body temp (more for thyroid issue, but again hand in hand)
excesses weight around the middle
low blood pressure
cravings for sweets, high fat and salty foods and carbs
tired all the time (even after a full nights sleep)
tired feeling between 2-4 pm
feel best after 6 pm
have an energy boost from 11 pm to 1 am
insomnia (ironic eh?)
cold hands and feet
dry skin
less patience and easy to anger

It is believed that 80% of the American population has some type of adrenal fatigue. The medical society (AMA) doesn't diagnose the disease unless it's full blown Addison's Disease (where your adrenal glands are completely failing and you require emergency steroids in order to survive). The reason being is that you can completely heal it through diet and appropriate supplementation. (Aka pharmaceuticals don't earn a dime off of you - so why bother endorsing it?) There has been lots of research prior to WWII about adrenal fatigue when it customarily was diagnosed as an actual disorder (before pharmaceuticals won a place in the market post WWII).

Also, adrenal fatigue stems from a slight or moderate amount of leaky gut syndrome. All healing takes place in the gut. I have mild adrenal fatigue/thyroid imbalance, therefore my leaky gut is relatively benign, however I am healing it.

How to fix it: Rest (haha I know, I'm raising 2 kids, eating primal, cooking from scratch and have a career outside the home and am looking into beginning a business from my home).
Eat whole nourishing foods (bone births etc)
Take herbs and supplements because oftentimes due to leaky gut you don't absorb all of your nutrients.

It is fully possible to completely heal from this syndrome.

This is what I am doing for my healing:
Twice a day: I take Siberian ginseng, vitamin c, a B complex, Vitamin E, some probiotics, digestive enzyme, magnesium/calcium and fermented cod liver/butter oil and or krill oil
Once a day: Pro-colos (a powder colostrum/whey compound to address leaky gut)
Ioderal (iodine/potassium supplement to heal my thyroid, beginning next week)

Diet: Lots of bone broth, seaweed (need to increase this actually)
Meat and healthy fat (coconut oil, lard, olive oil, raw butter)
Loads of veggies prepared in various ways (steamed, stir fried, sauteed, raw)
A little fruit (not much - maybe 3 pieces of fruit a week, whatever my body needs - in summer I naturally eat more fruit)
Gluten free (practically grain free - if I do eat grains they are soaked/sprouted - but I am 90% grain free at this point)

I suggest reading : Adrenal Fatigue the 1st century stress syndrome - It's on amazon. :-)

If you have any further questions, please pm me and ask away. I can say in the past 3 months since my diagnosis I feel 90% better, more energy etc. I also don't require an afternoon nap like I did. Sometimes I still do need it if the baby was up all night etc., but overall beginning to feel like me.

Loving wife to DH  mama to DS1 3/13/09 , DS2 4/20/11   and DS3 1/12/13 Professional and attempting to  while     
organicviolin is offline  
Old 01-15-2012, 11:03 AM
 
treehugginhippie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,006
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

organicviolin, that's great that you have made changes to feel better! I healed my thyroid via a cleanse and then colonic where my liver was massaged (releasing toxins built up in the liver allowed my thyroid to heal itself). But wouldn't recommend doing it while nursing.


Tina - mama to DD1 10.75yrs, DD2 6yrs, DD3 2.5 yrs & baby due in June 2015 and wifey to DH.
treehugginhippie is online now  
Old 01-15-2012, 02:22 PM
 
gardenmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: blooming where I'm planted
Posts: 4,213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post

 

Please do share your recipe for the custardy thing? I have one I make sort of like that, with pumpkin and flax but not honey. I only use stevia for sweetener.

 

What kinds of breakfasty things do y'all like? I am sweetener (except for stevia) and starch-free. Thanks!



Sure!  I sort of made it up on the fly, but I did measure everything.

 

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup raw cream

1/4 cup honey

Generous 2 TB raw butter

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ginger

1/4 ish tsp. cloves

Combine in a saucepan, heat gently to melt the butter and combine it all.

 

In another bowl, whisk 4 eggs.  Gradually drizzle part of the hot pumpkin mixture into the eggs to temper them.  Add the eggs to the rest of the pumpkin mixture, stirring thoroughly.  Pour into a 4 cup stone baking dish.  Bake at 375F for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until it is set in the middle, and a tester comes out clean.  

 

Like I said, I made it up on the fly, so it's not a set-in-stone recipe.  Adjust everything according to your personal preferences.

gardenmommy is offline  
Old 01-15-2012, 02:41 PM
 
gardenmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: blooming where I'm planted
Posts: 4,213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by AmberLu View Post

 

When you started, if your children were older, did you cut them off cold turkey, or did you phase them out of their old eating habits? I have a 2yo and a 6yo and I am afraid they are going to stage a revolt if I get rid of crackers and peanut butter sandwiches.



My children were older when we started down the TF path, and obviously now, going down the paleo/primal path, they are even older, lol.  They are not 100% TF or paleo/primal, more like 50-60% on average.  They still eat muffins, breads, and other grains (gasp!  not always even soaked!).  They get a sandwich in their lunches, pizza on occasion, birthday cake, etc.  They love their sweets and treats, and probably always will.   I will admit that they love cereal (only two kinds, lol), and brownies and chocolate chip cookies are sacred here.  

 

*However*, they eat pastured eggs, drink raw, pastured milk, eat pastured meats, have plenty of good fats, and sweets and treats are exactly that: treats.  They will all take CLO, probiotics, drink kefir in a smoothie, and eat bone broth in soup (if I make it right, lol).  They are very rarely sick, and when they do get sick, it's usually a quickly passing thing.  I don't want them to feel weird because of how we eat, I don't want them to be hesitant to invite friends over because of our weird food, and I don't want food to become a battleground issue.  They all know when they've eaten too much junk, they all like eating out, but prefer to eat at home 90% of the time, and they all are really good at monitoring their own sugar consumption, which I think is very important in a world saturated with sugar and junk.  

 

I feel like in the real world we live in, our children are going to be bombarded with a massive array of colorful, appealing junk, and as important as having a perfect diet is, it is far more important to teach our children how to navigate that world in a healthy manner.  To that end, DH and I don't really "forbid" too much, although we do emphasize moderation (do you really need to eat 6 cookies every day?  Would you be just as happy with 2 every other day?).  DH isn't as into healthy eating as I am, but he has come to see the importance of it over time.  He is very much on board with having healthy children, and will support me in achieving that goal through nutrition.

 

FWIW, my children are ages 13, 10, 7, 4, and almost 2.  They range from normal childish pickiness to fairly picky because of mild sensory issues.

 

 

gardenmommy is offline  
Old 01-15-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Maiasaura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Here, because I'm not all there.
Posts: 5,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by gardenmommy View PostSure!  I sort of made it up on the fly, but I did measure everything.

 

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup raw cream

1/4 cup honey

Generous 2 TB raw butter

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ginger

1/4 ish tsp. cloves

Combine in a saucepan, heat gently to melt the butter and combine it all.

 

In another bowl, whisk 4 eggs.  Gradually drizzle part of the hot pumpkin mixture into the eggs to temper them.  Add the eggs to the rest of the pumpkin mixture, stirring thoroughly.  Pour into a 4 cup stone baking dish.  Bake at 375F for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until it is set in the middle, and a tester comes out clean.  

 

Like I said, I made it up on the fly, so it's not a set-in-stone recipe.  Adjust everything according to your personal preferences.


That sounds really freaking yummy yummy.gif Thank you! Does the honey contribute to the consistency? Because I don't use honey; I would sweeten with stevia. But otherwise, I can't wait to try it. Won't be till March, though, but you can bet I'll be on top of that as soon as I'm able! Is raw cream any different than heavy cream?

 


Me treehugger.gif Handfasted wife to M  geek.gif as of 3/7/10 , and Mama to R  reading.gif (1/31/01) luxlove.gif

Maiasaura is offline  
 

Tags
Diet Cure For Common Ailments , The Infertility Cleanse Detox Diet And Dharma For Fertility , Special Diets For Special Kids Volumes 1 And 2 Combined Over 200 Revised Gluten Free Casein Free Rec
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off