GAPS Progress Report 6-17-13
<—— See this guy?
Yeah, that’s how I feel. Kinda sheepish. Baaa-aa-aa
In the spirit of blogging transparency, I’m going to keep it real.
Our diet has been less than stellar over the last week.
Takeout was the name of the game most evenings, because I did not feel up to spending time in the kitchen.
Thankfully, we’re all weathering it well enough.
I ate eggs.
I have eaten eggs with no noticeable reaction 4 times now. This is the first time I’ve been able to eat them, since I learned about my latent allergy to them last year.
My usual symptoms are noise sensitivity, intolerance to bright lights, and extreme irritability. It does not make for a very happy mommy.
Since my cravings have been overwhelming lately, I tried a hard-boiled egg just over a week ago and all was quiet.
That made for a very happy mommy.
Hubby’s fasting blood sugar levels are starting to move down into the low 90’s and high 80’s.
We are well out of the diabetes diagnosis and quickly moving out of insulin resistance.
My main focus right now is reducing his liver toxicity which helps with regulating insulin and blood glucose levels, assists with digestion, and overall speeds up the healing process.
Little Miss Katie seems to have fructose intolerance, so we have some work to do with her. I recently had another urinalysis done on her, and it showed a need to work on bowel toxicity and protein/sugar intolerances.
We will both be doing a stool analysis in 2 weeks to test for digestive weak spots and parasites.
I have noticed a few symptoms – like Katie grinding her teeth during sleep and dandruff from the cats – that all together could be attributed to parasites in my entire family.
I attribute much of our recent progress to targeted nutrient supplementation as well as what we eat.
We eat pretty cleanly even when we do cheat, but we’re at a point where we need some extra help that food hasn’t been able to provide.
The three of us are taking a combination of digestive and nutrient support through the supplement company that I use in my practice.
They’re not a one-size-fits-all plan, so I won’t suggest everyone reading this take them. It’s amazing what targeted supplementation can do though.
I’m debating on a round of GAPS Intro very soon. We have to get through Katie’s birthday party on Saturday, but I think we may try it again to see how it goes.
I’ll keep you updated if I decide to tackle it and share my game plan.
Are you on the GAPS Diet?
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