A funny thing happens when you become a parent.
Among other quirks that develop, you suddenly start referring to your children’s age in months.
“My child? She’s 24 months.”
Never mind that two years ago you would have called that “two years old”.
That’s how I’m staring to feel about these GAPS updates. Week 15 on the GAPS diet. Hm. “How long have you been on the GAPS diet?” “Fifteen weeks.” Snort. Let’s just say it’s been about 3 1/2 months, and I’m thinking I’m going to make the GAPS diet updates monthly from now on, since there hasn’t been as much news to report.
But for now: update!!!
Week 15 on the GAPS Intro Diet -OR- 3 1/2 Months of Hell
(however you want to look at it.)
It’s really gotten a lot more bearable for us. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s bright! Haven’t seen the light of day in a while. 🙂
When we left off on Week 10, my oldest son had just passed cooked and raw egg yolks, which was a huge, huge deal for us. I mean, I’m amazed at the healing that our bodies have undergone. So, so SO happy that we can all have the healing and nutritious egg yolks.
Last week I tested his wrist for raw egg white, and he failed, but not in the usual instant hives. Absolutely nothing happened for about six hours, and then his wrist started itching a little. By the end of the night (we tested during the day) there was a tiny pimple right where the egg white was placed. Weird!
I can see there has been healing in the way of egg whites, because normally that would have caused instant hives. So yay for that! Thank You God!!! Now I’m just wondering if his egg white allergy has minimized from swelling to some sort of minor delayed reaction. We won’t try and find out. 🙂
But it does make this mama a lot more at ease about him being around eggs – that makes it worth it a thousand times over!
So we have been going through the eggs! At one point every few weeks we have as many as 10 DOZEN eggs stacked in our fridge. Amazing, when we used to avoid them like the plague! I’m loving every minute of it.
We have worked our way through Stage 4 and 5 in the past 5 weeks, having added fresh juice from vegetables and fruits with no problems. Even though the kids and I can handle the apple juice along with the carrot juice, it seems soooo sweet to me. I really can do without it.
(Sometimes I remember what it’s like to drink a soda. The thought of it almost gives me a headache. Bleah! Way too syrupy sweet. I guess that’s what cutting out sugar will do.)
We are now on Stage 6, where we introduced raw apple and more baking. I’m going to introduce a few more fruits before we move into Full GAPS, but we are so almost there. It’s exciting. We’ll be able to add in many more foods at full GAPS, which will be so nice.
We had been having trouble with my second son’s eczema for a couple of months now. But we have had a breakthrough in this past week. I’m trying very hard to pinpoint what it is, because I introduced two new healing foods. Well, beverages: I started giving the kids an ounce or two of beet kvass before every meal, and I also went ahead and started giving them water with 1/2 – 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar every morning first thing (a part of the GAPS diet).
I’m not sure which one it was, or if it was both, or if it was simply the answer to many, many prayers, (probably both!!) but his skin has improved substantially. His eczema is at least 50% gone, if not more.
Thank you God!!!
I’ll update again in a month or so. I pray there will be more healing to report. I’m really looking forward to being able to have kombucha, water kefir, and coconut milk/butter/etc. Yay!
P.S. If you’re going through intro right now, please let me know what stage you’re on and how you all are doing! I love keeping up with you. <3