So Many Posts In Mind, So Little Time

Work and school are still taking their toll. I’ve had so many ideas for posts but lacking the time and motivation to write. My depression is at an all time high (or is that low?) so I find myself mindlessly surfing Facebook instead of doing something productive.

I have a feeling we all need to up our zinc as after a period of going well we’re all now showing signs of immune systems not coping. From a chest and ear infection, constant colds or the feeling of always being on the edge of coming down with a cold, to recurrent staph infections and a really vigorous wart virus.

Behaviour is also taking a turn for the worse with unusual crying breakdowns from one and defiant, angry behaviour from the other – and that’s just the kids. The adults are not coping much better.

And all this has happened as I have tried to significantly cut down visits to the many professionals that make up our support team in an attempt to save for a house and get us out of the mould ridden rental we are currently in.

So what to do next? I have no idea. I’ve been at this long enough that I should be able to work it out myself without all the professionals but my mind just keeps jumping from topic to topic. Work on the cause of the issue is my mantra but which issue do I start with? And then it all seems to hard.

For myself, I am focusing on ‘liberalisation’. This is a methodology to get Salicylates and Amines back in. You start with a small amount you can tolerate and then increasing every three days until you can have it every day, then significantly increase the quantity. I’ve figured this is a good place to start as most of my problem is diet and without Salicylates and Amines I’m finding it extremely difficult to try any of the healing protocols such as GAPs, Paleo, Low Sugar, No Grains etc

For the girls I’m feeling a little remiss as I’m not really doing much for them at the moment. I’m avoiding their OT and Psych sessions as long as I can but I don’t think I can avoid the Bioressonance therapy for too much longer as I’m worried about them regressing. There has been so much chemical spraying with the freak out about Zika virus and I’m pretty sure we’ve all got parasites back again.

So with all this rattling around in my head no wonder I have been implementing avoidance strategies! Enough with the pity party, below are photos of all the future posts I have in mind. Let me know if there are any in particular that you would like to see first as I’m sure it will take me a little while to get through all of them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Vanilla Cake With an Egg!

I am so excited to have eggs again! I’ve been waiting for the chance to make my vanilla cake with egg and I finally did it and it was Awesome!!!

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It may not look like much but it was so soft and moist.

So I used my Eggless Vanilla Cake recipe and just added an egg into the ghee and maple syrup mix (Whip it good!). You also need to add a little less milk

 

An Article on Oxalates 

Hello again! It’s been a little while since my last post and even longer since a blog entry but that’s what back to work and school will do to you! I have so many posts and recipes sitting in my head waiting to get out but in the half hour a day I get to myself between when the girls go to bed and I fall asleep on the couch I’ve been having to do our budget so that we may actually buy a house (freaking me out!!!).
Here is an article on oxalates to keep you going. I’ve been avoiding researching oxalates because I just don’t have the space in my brain to take anything more in. I’ve had a feeling this may be a missing link for me as the foods listed as high oxalate are generally the salicylates that have been puzzling me. It’s weird as I can tolerate some pretty high salicylates but lower ones such as sweet potato gives me grief where pumpkin does not. Three leaves of baby spinach gave me a massive reaction where I can eat a few kale chips with no problems.

There are not a lot of the major symptoms mentioned in this article that I experience regularly but I have read in other forums and articles oxalates relationship with food intolerances and histamine issues. I just can’t remember exactly what they are at the moment. So if anyone wants to chime in please feel free!

I am still working this through in my brain but that half hour a day goes pretty quickly when it’s got to compete with budgets, menu planning, trying to find school lunches my kids will actually eat, Facebook, house hunting, and forget the me time of doing my photography course or colouring for mindfulness! My mind is full!!!

Rant over. Anyway here is the article. I quite like this one as it differentiates between actual research and anecdotal theories. I like the advice at the end that this is just an issue for us oddballs who are experiencing problems. It’s not the latest diet craze for those annoyingly healthy people who don’t have to think this much about everything!

Oxalate Good or Bad