I have a problem with information overload. I read , and read, and read and read. You know, all the good stories like "The Yeast Connection", "Nourishing Traditions", "The Viscious Cycle" , "Nourishing Hope"and of course every story under the sun of autism and gut related topics. All the light , fluffy stuff. The reading leads me to research. New and better products, new research and new directions. The problem is , not everything is right for each person. Just because there is promising info about every new approach, it does not mean it is what that child needs. Frustrating.
So, a week ago I had a little late night conversation on my knees with my Heavenly Father. I am stuck. I don't know what to do with my Tate. He is doing so well and we have come so far but I don't know where to go from here. If this is as good as it gets, then I am completely happy with that but I don't think we are. We still have food allergies, leaky gut, little speech. There is more work to do. But...where to go from here. There are new things to try but I don't know if they are for him. I have read it all and researched everything I can get my hands on. Confused. I prayed, and prayed, and prayed and prayed. I was there by my self in my living room, on my knees well into the morning hours. I felt uninspired and decided to go to sleep. I woke up and the line that popped into my head was , "Let food be thy medicine." Minutes later my husband awoke. He started with the words "I feel inspired that Tate needs more food."
Hmmm. Inspiration. We feed Tate, I promise. I make it all myself. I grind the fresh gluten free grains, all organic , of course. He eats fresh fruits and veggies, smoothies and organic meats but there is more. I always believed that the Lord gave us all we need to be healed right here on this earth but we have only begun to understand how to use it properly.
Let food be thy medicine. What did that mean for my Tate? He needs more good fats. He needs more calories. I need to take the next step. The soaking , fermenting, sprouting. All the things that are time intensive but oh so necessary. I started pouring through the incredible book called "Nourishing Traditions" and it spoke to me. I needed to dive in and take it to the next level. I am there. It seemed so extreme to me before but it's funny how you can be ready at certain times for the next level of health. My son needs this. He needs more than what I am doing now. He needs to be fed on a different level.
You will be getting a lot of this info from me in the next posts I am sure. You may not at all be ready for those steps in your life. Start where ever you are. Start your mountain to climb at whatever step you are on. Just begin. Let food heal you. We should be able to get all of our nutrition from the nutrients around us and not need drugs or supplements but as a society, we are far from that. It is a sad situation we have all gotten ourselves into. We have to change it.
I soaked my muffins overnight last night, thanks to Kara Bagley's great class. (see her link to the right). They were delicious. You can check out her blog for all her great info and class schedule. She has recently taken it to the next level too and is a wealth of information.
I know I will get my Tater figured out. Because of him, I will be a better person. I will be able to share with you. I get email after email of struggles with health that moms are having with their children and themselves. It is sad. It is hard. We will all figure it out. Just get on your knees, ask for direction then go to work. No biggie, right? Ha.
From one of my early mentors, Dr. Henry G. Bieler, MD in his book "Food is your best medicine," he says:
"Nature (God), made man a generally perfect machine. But man,
through ignorance, fear and greed has thrown a monkey wrench into that machine.
Health is simple but few have it. Why? Because we do not give nature an opportunity
to reveal her story. Food, not drugs , is your best medicine."