Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Flu Season Hits!

Well, we just made it through this year's flu. Glad to feel alive again! I have to tell you that I discovered the most amazing thing about homeopathy through this flu! Nothing was touching the body aches, headache, queasy feeling.....not motrin, not icyhot, nothing. That is until I happened to remember that I bought this homeopathic remedy on clearance last time I went grocery shopping. It said it was safe and effective to either prevent the flu or fight the flu. Thus, I decided to put it to the test, and hope for the best. I read the ingredients and was pleasantly surprised that it was just the influenzinum nosode. Anyhow.....I took it, and gave it to Caleb and my other young son who all felt rotten. Lo and behold, within a 1/2 hour, we all were up and around. Caleb was no longer so flushed, and he was up playing and talking! I gave us another dose a few hours later, and we again continued to feel better. Every few hours and another dose of the remedy, and a day later we're all feeling normal! Hooray :) Caleb went to school and I'm eating again & doing the things I normally do. I feel like myself once again! Again, in case you've all forgotten.....I LOVE homeopathy!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Safe TOY links

Trying to think of a great birthday gift for Caleb as his 6th b-day is coming quickly...Feb. 26th. I want it to be educational, fun, and SAFE! Here's some lead-safe toys sites that I've found:

A few sites also contain American Made toys. I'm thinking of getting something different to build and construct with since Caleb loves to build houses, and is VERY good at it. We say that someday he's going to be an architect! If anyone has any additional websites to add to this list....let me know :)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Chiropractor/Muscle Testing

We had a chiropractic appointment for Caleb the other day, and it was very interesting. Basically, I just take Caleb there for help with supplements, and for muscle testing for deficiencies. I'm always amazed at how our chiropractor puts physiology of the body into plain, understandable language. He was talking about how important oils are for the body, especially in winter. Not only are the fat-soluble vitamins low (like vitamin D), omega 6 and 3s are very low as well. He taught me to examine elbows, the hairline, and especially the lips to look for dry patches, indicating being low in oils. Since oils are the "food for the brain" as he put it, it's SO necessary to maintain healthy oils in the body, especially when you have autism as my son does. He also taught me to check for ketones in first morning urine (with a simple strip you can get from the pharmacy) to see that Caleb is spilling at least some ketones into his urine. This lets you know that his body is using fats for brain fuel and not just simple sugars (which can leave you with a quick fix, but also a crash later). Thus I have Caleb now on a tsp of olive oil with meals, a supplement to help digest and utilize oils, and also omega 3s (DHA). So far, Caleb just seems much happier, and has the "softer" look to his eyes that I love to see ;)

Just to keep updated with the glutathione.....I'm giving it twice a day now, and will probably increase to 3 times a dy next week. Speech is better again, but still not up to where I'd like it to be. I do think it's working though!