Em Walker
  • Omaha, NE
  • United States
 

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What are your dietary, natural health or green living interests and/or restrictions (or, more generally, why are you interested in joining this site)????
I have two boys, special needs boys. Who had MSPI and now have FPIES and allergies. Aside from removing milk proteins, nuts, strawberries, etc. I have changed their diets entirely and watched it change their lives!

If you ever wonder if food makes a difference, let me tell you it does!! My oldest son has Tourette Syndrome, OCD, ADHD, ODD, SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), IEBD (Intermittent Explosive Behavior Disorder), etc. At one point on the max dose and then some of SEVEN medications and working on adding another, he's now on 5 and working his way down the dosages to what I hope will be no meds eventually! His life was meds, tics, and anger. Two years later, you can hardly see or hear a single tic! He acts like a "normal" boy with a little bit of an authority issue but, what 7yr old isn't that way?! Where once, he was walking the line of failure to thrive for his WHOLE life, he now is finally a nice, healthy weight!

My youngest son, born a month premature, has struggled with everything since birth. A little bit more behind than just the normal preemie few weeks, and with what his therapists think is the signs of auditory processing disorder, he's been a through the food wringer too. Since changing his diet too, he is much more able to focus on what it is everyone is trying to teach him. That's not to say that he's 100% better but, he's come a long way!

I want to learn to do more to help them, help our family and myself by being more green, eating so much more healthier than we ever have been and by learning to do things that living here most people don't do.
How did you hear about this site?
I follow you on FB.....I think I may have found it through a local allergy or food intolerance page. I can't remember it's been too long now.

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At 7:44pm on March 8, 2012, Christy Pooschke (founder) said…

Great! Be sure to check out the recipes on my other site, too - http://www.GroceryGeek.com/recipes. However, all future recipes I post will be here on CN.com :)

 

At 4:13pm on March 8, 2012, Christy Pooschke (founder) said…

Thanks for the feedback! So glad you're enjoying the site and finding the info useful :)

At 3:57pm on March 7, 2012, Christy Pooschke (founder) said…

Cute profile pic! You may also wish to join this discussion group on our site - http://www.completelynourished.com/group/kidfriendly. I will be doing a lot of promoting soon to get the discussion groups to become more active, so I'm sure you'll meet some great folks!

 

At 3:55pm on March 7, 2012, Christy Pooschke (founder) said…

Thanks so much for joining us and for sharing about your children - the more info that is out there, the more we ALL will learn!!! Welcome!

 

 
 
 

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