Seriously. I feel like Grover in the book “There’s a Monster at the End of This Book”. I feverishly want to scream at every parent; “Don’t turn the page! Don’t come to the end of the month! Don’t add an hour to your clock! Put your kids to bed at 5 pm, tell them that Halloween isn’t happening this year due to budget cuts, and wake up on November 1st happy and NOT in a sugar coma.
Nothing has baffled me more as a mother than observing the prevalance of eczema among children. Thankfully, eczema is not one of the many issues my children have had to deal with, but I have witnessed so many other families battle with this mysterious disorder. Growing up, my mother always had chronic eczema all over her hands, and I watched as the itching and burning affected her constantly. I also watched as prescription cream after cream failed to cure her of this disorder. Over the years, I have been very interested in nutritional support and natural ways of healing eczema. What follows are a few insights into nutritional healing for eczema. Read the rest of this entry »
Recently I’ve gotten several questions in this regard, so I thought I should share some of the tips that have worked for us in our transition to a gluten free (grain free, really) and sugar free diet. For our situation, it was really a medical necessity and I had no real choice but to go “cold turkey” on the gluten and the refined sugars. For those for which it is not necessarily a “medical necessity” (I use quotes because I think that every child should be off of refined sugar and should limit all starchy grains significantly), it’s nice to be able to gradually make the transition in a reasonable way without having to go cold turkey.