Recently, I’ve stopped taking probiotics!
Is it blasphemy? Or is there something to it?
I eat naturally fermented foods, but I don’t take supplements or give my son probiotic powders! Can you believe it?
I've been researching and trying the Nemechek protocol, by Dr. Patrick Nemechek, DO in Arizona. He studies the autonomic nervous system, SIBO, and brain health. Here’s what he says about probiotics, and why I stopped. I’ve actually felt much better since starting...
Above is a video from October 2017 about my and my son's experience with the Nemechek Protocol™. If you'd like to fast forward to September 2018, check out my Nemechek Protocol - One Year Later post.
A friend asked me for links to the specific products recommended in the protocol.
So, without further ado, here they are. If you substitute products, you are not on the protocol. So stick with the tried and true products below.
Disclosure: These links are...
Since finding out that my husband (the father of my son) is on the Autism Spectrum, I have been researching and finding support systems. Here is some of the most valuable information I have found so far.
Ongoing Traumatic Relationship Syndrome: The burden on spouses and children
Effects of Differing Neuro/Developmental Levels on Neurotypical/ Autism Spectrum Adult Relationships
A couple days ago, I started sneezing and I got this sense that I was getting sick. The weather here in San Diego had gone from fall-like to dry and HOT overnight.
Then yesterday, after an extra stressful day, I felt a bit run down and like I was really going to get sick. I expected that today, I'd be in bed with the illness.
I took this protocol a couple times yesterday, and I feel rested and good as new today!
Start with Oscillococcinum for any cold or flu-like...
There really is no substitute for homemade marshmallows made with grass-fed gelatin. Once you’ve had them, there’s no going back to the store-bought ones. Cut up small and added to a crispy nut trail mix or eaten by themselves, these make for a real nourishing treat! They are sweet, so only as a treat.
1 C filtered water (split into 1/2 cups)
3 TBSP Great Lakes Gelatin (Red Can)
1/2 C Maple Syrup
1/2 C Light-colored Honey (or use all maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract
In the video, I talk about the Nemechek Protocol™ for Autism. I've heard the name before, but just started researching it. Dr. Nemechek is from Arizona and sees patients locally as well as consulting via Skype.
In his book, he goes into detail about how the imbalance of bacteria in the small intestine causes "leaky gut", which lets bad chemicals into the brain and damages it, causing autistic symptoms or symptoms of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and lots of...
I just got a tracking email from the US postal service telling me a package I shipped two days ago has arrived at the post office and will be going out for delivery today.
I felt so grateful as I glanced at this email.
Grateful to live in a place where I can drop a package off and two days later it will be delivered to the recipients doorstep.
Grateful for technology that alerts me to exactly where the package is each time it arrives at a sorting facility or is in a truck.
Grateful for the...
Trying to switch from a gluten-free diet to a grain-free diet can seem impossible! What the heck will you eat?
If you've still been eating gluten-free breads, gluten-free baking mixes, and package gluten-free cookies and crackers, it can seem like an insurmountable task to remove those from your diet. But it really isn't and it can be fun. The key is to have and use the right tools, and to get and accept support when you're feeling like you can't do it. Even by...
I've already been slacking off on doing these posts daily. I really want to do them daily, but life has gotten in the way. It's possible they will evolve to weekly inspiration. But, for now, I'll keep trying to do them daily, or at least every couple of days! The most exciting thing of the week for us is that the Swift Playgrounds app has just been released for iPad and iPhone. It's free, but I still "bought" it.
Swift Playgrounds app. My 9 year old son...