I have been SWAMPED this week!! Fewww! There is a Healthy Mouth World Summit going on I've been "attending" all week (it's online confrence with live Q&A's every afternoon). It's been awesome! Reviews coming soon whether you like it or not. :D
Also Cody has been having some health issues, and he had a long appoint and was tested for all kinds of food allergies. He is having GI issues and they also wanted 3 days worth of stool samples. That's been fun. Not.
Long story short, he's been off gluten for 10 days and is already doing so much better. Praise the Lord. Crazy to think that when I was little I saw several doctors for my stomach and the head of pediatrics eventually diagnosed me with "Stress". My poor mom! They never even offered a food allergy test.
We've ALL been sick too. Blah. Boys had ear infections and cough, sore throat. My throat was hurting and I feel weak in general, but thanks to Fermented Cod Live Oil and my essential oils I got a much milder version. I gave Cody garlic orally for his ear infection and it worked! The dr prescribed him anti-biotics but with his messed up GI I didn't want to mess it up more! Last week a doctor said he had a pretty significant one, and then Tuesday a different doctor said it was just a little red and didn't need anti-biotics. God is so good to give us what we need.
For Reece (he wouldn't swallow the garlic) I sauteed garlic in olive oil and let it cool. Then used a dropper to put a few drops into his ears. Seems to be helping.
So on to my exciting news........for several months I've been thinking/praying about doing a program in nutrition, or disease prevention/treatment. WELL today I found a great one, and enrolled! Whoot! Starts in 11 days!!!! It's a certification program from University of California, San Francisco. It's title is "Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention". Yay!!!!!
I had certain things I was looking for in a program: not strictly plant based, not strictly government food pyramid, touches on food and disease, and really wanted it to touch on GI issues that pertain to me (and now Cody) ie. leaky gut, gluten intolerance, ect. This is all that! I am prepared for some things I don't do/agree with, but no program is perfect.
This probably sounds a lot more impressive than it is. It's only 6 weeks. I don't care. I'm super excited. :)
Love, The Curvy Housewife