Sunday, February 28, 2010

Epsom Salts

I found this article interesting. My daughter has been taking magnesium sulfate orally for acne and it has had amazing results. I understood that it helped with liver detoxification. This explains a little about why it helped and why it's a possibility of helping with food reactions also.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Reader Questions, dairy and how long does a reaction last

"We are trying to go petroleum free. For now we have discovered all the kids are lactose intolerant. And that red dye SERIOUSLY affects my daughters behaviours. Her Grandma snuck her some candy that had that darn red dye. That was yesterday at lunch. Today she is still very agitated and aggresive and keeps having what we call "freak outs." Could a chemical or dye still be causing a problem after that long or could it be something else? Thank you for your help."

Oh yes, dear reader, a reaction can easily last for 3 days or longer. This is especially true when you're talking about red dye or other colors. And, when you add the lactose intolerance or other intestinal issues you compound the reaction times. If the intestines are working slowly they aren't removing the problem (dye) effectively.

As for the lactose intolerance, have you tried raw milk yet? My kids and are are terribly lactose intolerant but we can drink raw milk just fine. We do much better on raw milk than any milk substitute. To find a store in your area look here

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"my mind is going crazy"

My heartstrings were just tugged and I have to write this post. I have a feed logger and can see what people search for before they get to my site. I saw that someone 4 days ago searched for this, "children says mind is going crazy, uncoordinated, severe mood changes, 5 yr. old".

It really hit me because that was one of our deciding factors to try petroleum free eating. I remember it so well. Andrew said that to me. He said it a few times. "Mom, if just feels like my mind is going crazy and I just can't stop." That was a scary statement. But you know, now that I've been petroleum free, when I sneak, that's exactly how I feel. Especially with red. I feel like my mind just won't settle down, it runs and runs and won't quit, I am fearful and angry with colors, I want to lay on my couch and read and when someone comes near I want to yell. Then, I go to bed and have restless leg syndrome and panic attacks and can't get to sleep for hours.

I want to cry when I read that a 5 year old feels the same way because I know that most of the world doesn't understand and they keep pumping the chemicals in. After all, the FDA does say it's safe...right?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

menu #5

Well, the last post seemed to work out well with adding as I went. So, here's menu #5...


B-Pancakes and a pink smoothie for Valentine's Day

L-sandwiches with the very last of the roast (Just a note here, the roast was $1.99/lb and has provided us with many meals and sandwiches. Rather than balking at the $3.50 for 6 oz price of natural lunchmeats we feast on roast beef or real chicken sandwiches)

D-new batch of crock pot chicken and rice in the rice cooker, green salad, raw whipped cream fluff (probably craisin and pecan with real almond flavoring)


B-oatmeal packets

L-chicken salad sandwiches with leftover chicken

D-pizza, homemade


B-approved cereal, raw milk, banana

L-peanut butter sandwiches

D-spaghetti with natural sausage, salad



L-homemade lunchables, cheese, crackers, lunchmeat




L-chicken sandwiches with leftover chicken



B-homemade doughnuts, maple bars, and raw milk

L-pasta and leftover chicken with broccoli and alfredo sauce, in thermoses

D-peanut butter sandwiches, apple slices, homemade cookies


Brunch-waffles, fruit syrup, whipped cream, oj, bacon

D-hamburgers, salad, ice cream

Monday, February 8, 2010

menu #4

If there is no recipe please assume it's Feingold approved and on the current list. Make sure to be familiar with the always approved items.

B-whole grain cereal and raw milk, peach smoothie with fresh/frozen peaches, raw milk, raw honey, spirulina, golden flax, ice

L-rhodes rolls with farmer cheese, homemade Lara bars, water with root beer flavored stevia drops, peaches

D-whole wheat bagels with sliced roma tomatoes and whole milk mozzarella (walmart brand in the square, not the rectangle), salt, pepper, and garlic, toasted for 5 minutes under the broiler and a big salad with mixed greens, avocado, tomatoes, and one package of McDonalds newman's own ceasar dressing. They'll sell extra dressing packets for a quarter so we save them. One package is all we need for a whole family salad. Sparkling apple cider.


B-approved cereal, raw whole milk, banana

L-last night before bed I started brown rice, millet, and golden flax with braggs aminos in my timed rice cooker to be completed at 7am. Then, in my crockpot went a package of chicken thighs (tyson all natural for .49/lb), a cup of water, and an herbal seasoning with some salt. In the morning I layered the rice, chicken, and strong broth that it made into our short, stainless thermoses for the kids. I left mine, Russ's, and Ana's in the rice cooker and crock pot so we could eat it hot too. In addition we had a salad and water. The kids also got an approved sucker, and a tiny container with gummy vitamins and pumpkin seeds.
The importance of clean water is huge if your kids are away from home. Our water here has flouride besides the normal chlorine. We've noticed if they drink more than a sip from a fountain we see behavior issues. We use reversed osmosis here in general.

D-Bajio kids meals (bean and cheese burritos with green salad and sprite), FYI this is not FG approved...we just normally find it ok and it's been a hectic day.

B-premade oatmeal packets (the kids chose tropical with dried fruit and coconut

L-whole wheat bagels with cheddar cheese, cottage cheese and mandarin oranges, flavored stevia water

D-crock pot potatoes, carrots, cabbage, beef roast (some for tonight, some for a later lunch), fluffy salad with whipped real cream, cottage cheese, mandarin oranges, and a bit of pineapple juice concentrate
Note: usually when we have meat meals we go sparingly on the meat, lots of veggies, and save the meat and broth to use later.

B-omlettes and herbal tea

L-rolls with peanut butter and honey, an orange or a banana, water, nuts and craisins

D-leftover roast, rice noodles, broccoli, combined and simmered in a sauce made from braggs, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and corn starch for a beef and broccoli like dinner


B-purple smoothie (fruit like dark berries makes spinach or kale smoothies purple)

L-leftover roast and baked potatoes


B-yogurt and cereal

L-roast beef sandwiches (using leftover roast), fruit

D-chicken and vegetable won tons (using leftover chicken, in the food processor with veggies)