I love this picture. I think it really shows my boy’s inner joy and health!! This child of mine who once upon a time had a bloated belly, a face full of rashes, runny nose and mini seizures from his 1st week of life.
Look at him now!!
“Momma, what’s for lunch?”
“Spinach salad with balsamic dressing, red peppers, cultured beets and sauteed liver n’ onions.”
“Yummy in my tummy Momma!”
A feast to be sure, and one he enjoys on a regular basis. I am thankful every day to my teachers, my children and my own personal experiences with food and healing. Over the past few years, I have learned so much about recovering from food allergies and intolerance’s.
Ways I Strengthen the Gut:
- Enjoy ‘gluten-sugar-yeast’ free foods
- Practice proper food combining
- Eat a variety of probiotic-rich foods to deliver loads of beneficial flora into the digestive tract
- Make gelatinous meat stock, bone stock*, and meat stew to ‘heal & seal’ damaged intestinal lining
My children and I are much stronger now as a result of making the above changes and life is a heck of a lot easier. Granted we spend a fair amount of time in the kitchen…Yet, there is much less time spent worrying about ourselves and tending to ill health!! Our health is our wealth, and I can honestly say that I understand this down to my bones.*Bone stock should only be introduced after gut healing has progressed to the point where there is much less digestive discomfort. Those with longstanding , chronic gut issues may find that if they introduce broth (bone stock) early prior to the sealing of the gut, they have reactions to the free glutamates that result from the longer cooked gelatin. Those who are sensitive to MSG (i.e. children/adults who are autistic or ADD/ADHD and those suffering from seizures or tics) will generally be sensitive to these free glutamates until the gut is healed. Free glutamates include not only MSG but glutamine and glutamic acid – all of which are excitoxins and have a damaging effect on neurons.
Schuette, K. (2012). Stock vs. Broth – Are you Confused? Retrieved online at http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/stock-vs-broth-are-you-confused/
May All Bellies Be Happy!!