Again, I wasn’t even going to update this week, but I realized, in retrospect it was a pretty big week on the GAPS intro diet. I’ll try to update quickly for those that are interested in our healing travels. (Travails?)
Last week, we left off with:
- my oldest son eating a drop of raw egg yolk with NO reaction (woohooooo!)
- my second son’s eczema stabilizing
- the younger two doing well with no complaints or issues
This week was a big week, because we celebrated a birthday! My oldest son turned 7 on Wednesday. Now, what’s a GAPS mama to do for a birthday boy on Intro?
What a welcome discovery – I made squash/egg yolk pancakes for the kiddos and everyone tolerated them fine. So my boy can have cooked egg yolks as well as raw! Yes! It felt like my birthday, too.
Hey – sometimes food ain’t pretty, but it gets the job done. 😉
I also tried my hand at making a custard for his birthday. Can you tell I’m loving being able to cook with egg yolks???
I’ll share the recipe in a day or two. It was yummy!
So now my son can have a whole egg yolk in his soup. I want to try egg whites so badly, but I am going to wait. (Even though I want to try them, I’m still scared to.) We’ll do some more healing and then try. Although, I don’t always get all the egg white off the egg yolk when I’m separating them for pancakes, etc. and he hasn’t had any problem with a trace of egg whites being in his food. So that is a good sign.
My second son’s eczema is such an enigma to me. I have no clue what to do with it. I know several of you mamas are in the same boat. What are we going to do? I try this, I try that, and it goes up and down and here and there and still never really changes. There are simply too many variables. Today was one of his worse days. It makes me so sad. I’m frustrated because it went away on the earlier stages and then flared when we added juiced carrots. Even though we took those out weeks ago, nothing’s changed.
I know it has something to do with his liver dumping toxins through his skin – but what do I do about that when the whole diet is about dumping toxins? And why do these little guys have such toxic livers? I guess these days, we all do. I’m praying for wisdom and a breakthrough. I’ve been dabbling in homeopathic remedies but nothing seems to help.
Any ideas? We keep his elbows and knees wrapped in bandages with tallow balm 24/7. Does it get worse before it gets better?
Thank you so, so much for your wonderful comments and support. I am so glad we are all in this together. NO ONE can get through GAPS without a support system. Perish the thought.
I did come up with a new recipe: “Butterscotch” Detox Tea – try it if you’re wanting to help your liver health. I think it’s so yummy.
Well, I guess that’s all, folks. See you next week. <3