he doesn’t eat a whole heck of a lot. this morning i really wanted him to eat before preschool because he won’t eat at preschool and he gets so emotional when his blood sugar is low. so breakfast was —
ok wait, before i tell you this there is no need to write in and tell me about proper nutrition. i am well aware that this does not meet any health requirements and yet i am being brave enough to let you inside the truth of my world and share it. no need to shame me.
a few weeks ago i took the kids in for well visits with the holistic family practice doctor we use. we touched again on my concern over the beans dry skin/excema type stuff and also his on and off stammering problem. the doctor brought up the theory that it could all be related to an underlying food allergy or sensitivity and suggested we do a blood draw and do the broad food allergy test. i like the idea that something might be stressing his system and leading to all these minor issues but i do not like the idea of pinning him down for a blood draw.
so, off to the chiropractor to ask her to do some muscle testing and see if we can come up with any answers. the outcome, after today’s visit, his body saying it is irritated by gluten and some dairy and he needs a detoxification. no grains with gluten for six weeks, no dairy for six weeks. not that he eats much, but 90% of what he eats falls into the grains category. sigh.
looks like we have six weeks of “turkey cheese,” cashews, almonds and the occasional baby carrot in our future. who ever would have thunk a food worshipper like myself could raise a child who puts almost nothing in his mouth.
so what do you think? do we try it?