“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What Wheat?

I know the newest fad diet is going gluten free.  Our special needs son seems to have benefited from eliminating gluten AND limiting starches in general from his diet.  GONE are eczema, seborrhea dermatitis, excess bloating, headaches and the moody blues.  He did not test positive for celiac disease .. but with having so many colon and gut surgeries, he suffered from, perhaps, a permeable gut with some leakage .. causing havoc with his health.  On Thursday, I will officially be his legal guardian and can obtain his latest medical records to take a peek at his white blood count.  In years past, it was seriously low, not from cancer, but from 'unknown' factors .. he was labeled as having leukopenia.  Last year's count was finally at the bottom end of normal .. hoping for improvement once again.  

Having changed our diet to almost zero processed (manufactured) foods, increasing fermented foods, supplementing with magnesium and cod liver oil .. has boosted our immunity.  It has not happened overnight .. but has been an accumulated effect over the past several years.  Trial and error .. adjusting this and that .. eliminating processed foods .. and finally one day waking up without aches and pains that require this and that medication.  If you're on the fence about changing your diet to include less processed .. and increasing more fresh fruits/vegetables, organic meats/antibiotic free ... thinking they are more expensive, think again at the cost of having to ... down the road .. fuel ill health requiring prescription medications.  Food for thought.

Disclaimer:  Do not take this as personal medical advice .. this is what is working with our family ... I am not a medical doctor.


Sue said...

Wise words, indeed.
I am in the middle of an "elimination" diet from my Naturopath . I'm still craving the carbs, but lost close to 16 pounds in one month and sleep better and don't feel so run down.
So many people SAY they want to feel better, but take away the junk food and they won't do it. They'll be sorry in the coming years when they have lots of medical issues.
Best of luck on your continuing journey.........

Sandy said...

Mrs. Mac,

Back in time we never had all of these problems or diseases. With the changes made to our foods, and everyone reaching for convenience and not health first. Medical issues are popping up all the time. If we can get back to eating naturally from the earth, the diet God created for us we all would be so much better. And we wouldn't have the high cost of medications.

Dani said...

"Professional Keeper Of The Home" from your profile is certainly a full time all encompassing job, isn't it. It's not just feeding, washing and cleaning, or sticking on a bandaid when necessary, is it?!