this week

May 25, 2012

we have made some adjustments and changes to our diet this week (madison specifically), in the ongoing pursuit of total healing for our girl’s skin. we eliminated everything that her most recent allergy tests showed some reaction to … we’ve previously dabbled in eliminating some things but it felt like time to just *go for it.*

here’s what was eliminated this week:

egg, garlic, corn, oats, potato, pea, navy bean, soybean, whole wheat.

my desire was that there wouldn’t be a big sense of “loss” around food but that i would find replacements and ideas that would be satisfying.

here’s what was on the menu for the week:

:: breakfast consisted of some organic meat (nitrite-free turkey bacon or chicken-apple sausage) plus gluten-free toast and a fruit/berry smoothie.

:: snacks were the “nut” bars, some kind of fruit (organic fruit bar), gluten/corn/oat-free dry cereal, etc.

:: lunch typically was leftovers from dinner.

:: dinners: crockpot bbq chicken legs + brown rice + roasted cauliflower; lentil + sausage soup (i sneak in lots of greens and red cabbage to soups); spaghetti with rice noodles; pot roast + brown rice + steamed broccoli; soup using leftover roast with beef broth.

each day, maddie took cod liver oil, quercetin (to reduce overall allergic responses) and lots of water and nettles tea.

most of all, i am just thankful that these changes didn’t feel overwhelming or unmanageable … my girl did it! i am just praying for some improvement that can be seen and felt in her body.


4 Responses to “this week”

  1. Leaves Heal Says:

    Hugs, Mama– praying… Proud of you! πŸ™‚

  2. liz Says:

    That is a tough list of things to be allergic to! I hope it helps with her skin. Can she eat all other types of fruits and veggies? Good luck πŸ™‚

    • home2learn Says:

      yep, liz, she can eat pretty much everything else. and really, there are so many things that are OK to eat … easy to focus on how “many” are restricted but when i think of the “YES” list, it’s not so bad. πŸ™‚

  3. home2learn Says:

    i failed to mention that we continue to avoid the “obvious” allergens for her: milk and nuts. they provide an *immediate* reaction. everything on the list above doesn’t cause an immediate reaction (ie, itchy throat, etc) so it’s been ‘easier’ to allow those to remain in her diet … not knowing how they may be impacting things unseen. 😦

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