Springtime pollen, new cocoa loco snack bars, granola, soaps, detergents, yeast, sugar, bedding. These are all the things I question to be at fault for why I am up. It's 1:25am. Lukas has been up for over an hour now. Scratching. Ears, head, hands (they are open, bleeding), wrists, knees, calves, feet. Non-stop scratching. I can't stand the sound. Nails on skin. He wants to sleep, but his little body is so itchy. We've tried hydrocortisone, aquaphor, prescription steroid creams, wet wraps, Benadryl, Atarax, Zyrtec on different ocassions. Nothing touches the itch. Something in his bedding? We're on the couch, a blow up mattress, it doesn't matter. Still itching.
Diet? His diet has been consistent. Well, it had been. We tried introducing new food, gradually, after a few NAET sessions. Today, he had egg yolks for breakfast and got into some granola this afternoon. It's hard to say which he is reacting to, but I'm guessing its the oats (gluten). He also played outside all afternoon.
Oh, wait. He's quiet. Not scratching...Off to try to get some sleep before we're up again.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Rice and rice milk
Jelly and honey
*Corn and all corn products
*Meats with nitrates in them
*Peanuts, Peanut butter, or pistachios
The starred items are current allergens for Lukas so he won't miss them. But check out the first few. Fruit?? Sugar? Now all my crunchy mama types are saying, "Well, I don't feed my child sugar". Uh huh. Check the labels on the foods you eat. Natural or artificial, fruit sugars, dried fruit, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, honey, molasses, agave, dextrose, sorbitol, xylitol (corn derived unless otherwise noted)....its all considered sugar. Stevia and xylitol (from the Birch Tree only) are the two types of sweetners that do not feed yeast/parasites. For more information on xylitol from birch, check this out: http://www.globalsweet.com/
So, what can we feed him? Parasites and fungus do not grow on the following foods:
Nuts (out for us due to allergies)
Did I mention he's 3??? When was the last time you heard a 3 y/o ask for steamed brocolli and flax seeds??? Here's some samples of what he currently eats:
Breakfast: We've been experimenting with egg yolks for breakfast, but his skin is so aggravated right now, it's really hard to tell what he's tolerating. Food For Life makes a sprouted grain cereal, but it pretty much tastes like butt. So, he's not a huge fan. Think grape nuts. Bland, brown, barf. As a backup, he gets a bowl of unsweetened rice cereal with hemp milk.
Lunch: We're dabbling in the sprouted grain breads (http://www.foodforlife.com/) , but they seem to be bothering him as his eczema is flared pretty bad. Sunbutter (http://www.sunbutter.com/) or hummus sandwich. Vegetable or sweet potato 'chips', chicken nuggets (homemade), nitrate-free lunch meat (at approximately $11 per pound!!!).
Snacks: Lukas is a pretty big fruit fan so snacktime has been rough. He has Enjoy Life snack bars (http://www.enjoylifefood.com/), seed crackers (http://www.mary'sgonecrackers.com/) with hummus or avocado, sunbutter or beans.
Dinner: Meat, I'm learning (ok, attempting) how to cook beef and pork. We eat a lot of chicken and turkey. I am looking for bean and/or vegetable recipes. Please send me some: email@example.com
Our new plan is for roughly 1 month. At that time, we will have his blood re-evaluated. We will also continue the N.A.E.T to eliminate the yeast and other allergens. Wish us luck!
Peace, love, and healthy eats,