It has been a few months since my last post and things have really changed – and for the better.
My trial of the AIP Paleo diet was a great success. My psoriasis is all but gone and my skin is clear. I was able to add back most foods, including the most important, chocolate. I need to limit my intake of tomato, bell peppers, eggplant, egg whites and corn. Legumes of any kind are a no-go. Continue reading
I am really excited to say that I think The Paleo Approach (aka AIP Paleo) is starting to work for me. I have had more energy today than I have had in ages. I was able to fold some laundry, cook, take my older son to a meeting, go grocery shopping and now write a blog post. I know that for some that sounds like a couple hours of work. But for me? It is a miracle.
I also have had some improvements of my psoriasis. Not my memory though. I just realized I forgot to get psoriasis shampoo when I went shopping. My weight is slowly starting to decrease, along with my appetite. So yeah, I am sticking to this for a while.
My little man has made some really great progress since I last posted. I added lithium to his routine and it made a huge difference. Don’t worry, it isn’t that lithium! It is trace mineral levels of lithium orotate. It helps with methylation and also can decrease brain inflammation.
After one month on it he started to use some 2-word phrases such as “hiya mama” and “bye-bye dada.” He also has been able to follow more directions like, “Give mama the remote” and “The milk is in daddy’s office, can you go get it?” He also is doing a great job with imitating many words, although his ABA therapy may have more to do with that one.
In other news, I decided to go Paleo. Not just any Paleo, but the Autoimmune Protocol as described by thepaleomom.com in her new book The Paleo Approach. It is a pretty restrictive diet that is meant to heal the gut and discover if you have any food intolerances. It certainly isn’t for everyone, but if you have medical issues stemming from mthfr you should look into it. The science is solid – that is very important to me. I’ll do a full review when I have finished reading it.
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I am almost in tears here. A few minutes ago, I was playing with my little guy. He was playing with his legos. Building with them, not throwing them. At one point, he did throw a couple of pieces. I said, “No throwing.” He looked at me, then at the pieces and placed them back down. If you don’t have a child with autism, this may be hard to understand. This is such a major breakthrough. Continue reading
I’m not the only one noticing that something has changed with my little guy. Today was his third EI session and the counselor commented about how different he was.
She arrived while he was having a snack. He said “Hi!” right away. He sat with his Nana while he ate and laughed and babbled away with her. He fed her and made plenty of eye contact. Continue reading
My 20 month old son shows signs of autism. He has very few words. He loves to line up his trains and then lay on his side and move them by his eyes. He just started Early Intervention for social and language skills. He also has a posterior tongue tie and an upper lip tie.
In short, he has some conditions that could point to an MTHFR defect.
After some research, I decided not to wait on the result of a test and to see if he would respond to a small amount of supplementation Continue reading