this is a short clip from a dr mark hyman. he is talking about a little boy in this clip, but he might as well have been talking about abbie. warning: it's a tad cheesy and very infomercial-ish. i have not read his book, the ultramind solution yet, but i certainly believe that food is medicine after our experience with abbie. our family food change resulted in success i never could have imagined her experiencing at school this year.
i seems like i meet a mom or dad everyday who made a food change to help their kids with great success. there are a lot of us out there! some of us are vocal, some of us keep it close to the vest. it's still seen as a "radical" or unrealistic way to approach ADHD and sensory processing issues and i am hoping to help change that perception.
here is a little spring break update from my hot mama shelley that is so telling of the power of clean, un-processed food:
During vacation Ana was on a free for all eating frenzy … holy cow! The girl was a nut job, ADHD to the ceiling & back, crabby & arguing with me about everything – four days back home – eating the right foods, no gluten, regular vitamins & minerals, balanced meals and Ana’s back! Thank goodness because I thought about leaving her on the roadside somewhere between here and Florida.
nuff said, right? i love it!
sharing some goodies with you today - i recently bought two books that i'm currently devouring.
dairy free (sheep's and goat milk included though, YES!)
processed sugar free
i also own her previous cookbook, my father's daughter and love it...i just make my gf flour & non-dairy substitutions when needed. i am so happy to have them both in my kitchen.
secondly, can i just tell you how bummed to be out of the diaper stage - ONLY because i never got the opportunity to try jessica's honest brand diapers. i finally checked out her honest.com website and i'm super impressed...definitely going to buy her sunscreen for the family!!! so far, the honest life is light hearted, real and very informative. (i think i read every book review before i purchased it) i'm so happy it's mine to mark up, highlight and quote. it's girly, it's enthusiastic... i find myself saying, "yes, yes YES" to myself and out loud as her journey down the rabbit hole has been so parallel to mine. it makes my smile and feel like i have a friend who has already paved the way for me. i can stop googling the sh*$ out myself trying to find good, quality information and just sit with a wonderfully researched book. heaven.
who has the time to read books? well, i do, cuz i'm not cleaning up this mess just yet. the worst of it? my laundry room is out of control...
something's gotta give and you know what? it's all good.