Friday, September 16, 2011

Without a Little Bit of Heaven

This past summer has turned my food world upside down.  Circumstances have dictated that I learn to live without a little bit of heaven.  So I have taken a few months off to rethink everything I have ever thought about diet and nutrition.

For the next few posts I will discuss the dietary changes we have undergone this summer.  It has been challenging but more rewarding that I could have imagined!  I am not saying that you should remove these same foods from you diet, I am just highlighting the fact that conventional physicians want to throw medicine at every ailment.  This simply alleviates the symptom but never addresses the cause. Most doctors take few if any nutrition class and are not trained to look at the diet for answers to health issues. That is exactly where I believe the search for the cure begins.  The DIET is the key.

With the help of a Naturopathic Doctor, Terri Beim, our family underwent blood tests for food allergies.  We had the mildest of mild allergies.  But the removal of these mild allergens have yielded BIG results.

My challenge: finding foods that would be accepted by the family and still meet our diet restrictions. Thank GOD we live in Austin, TX.  It is one of the most friendly "without" cities in America.  I'll highlight some of our favorite foods along the way too.

I'll tell you about more results that we have seen on this diet in the next few days.  On two occasions things that the doctors wanted to medicate my children for were completely alleviated upon the removal of the MILD allergen.  Wondering why I didn't know about this test 6 years ago when my first child was born.  It has changed our lives in the few short months.

I will admit, when I first realized everything that needed to be removed from our diet I was overwhelmed and upset.  I wanted to journal my thoughts and emotions but I just couldn't make myself sit down and face it.  How can we all live without a little bit of heaven?

It's possible to live and LOVE living without the little bit of heaven.  I think that we would all agree we've found a whole lot more life by removing it!


  1. I think this is a wonderful 'second' start!

    I know it's challenging and at times downright hard. But I also know that you will figure it all out, what's best for you and your family.

    You will make some wonderful discoveries along the way too. I promise! And I can't wait to hear about them.

    Keep your head up, you are a strong, beautiful, smart, woman and I love you!

  2. kudos to you guys for being able to do this... i could never get my hubby to go along with this... ever...

  3. Thanks, Elise! We're getting there. Eschelle, it was a long journey to get here. I don't think either of us would have been up for it even a year ago. It really happened so easily as we just learned more and more about the food we were eating. As we began to question and research we found answers through the diet.