I'm so grateful for this site! It seems like there are so many knowledgeable people on it. I wanted to see if someone could help get me started in the right direction.
I have had *known* food sensitivities for 8 yrs. I think that I have had certain ones for at least 20 yrs that I can recall. I simply detested certain foods although my parents made me eat them. Now I realize that I have sensitivities to them and that's probably why, as a pre-teen, I didn't want to eat them. Anyway, now my 2 young boys (7 yo and 4 yo) have some sensitivities. I think I passed the issue on through breastfeeding. My husband has also developed a couple of sensitivities w/in the past 5 yrs as well.
We have seen chiropractors for 8 yrs, use homeopathy and herbal supplements when warranted and eat organic food. We have tried a variety of things to help w/ the sensitivities but I think the best I felt was when our first chiro had me doing a homeopathic detox, acupuncture and 2 monthly adjustments. The symptoms started to subside and I could eat small quantities of my allergens. I can't afford to do all of that for the 4 of us at this point though and am now learning that I should work on healing our guts first.
I just started brewing kombucha and my kids really like it. I do have to say that I'm a little freaked out about giving them my home brew just in case I didn't do it right or something. ;) I am also hoping that a gal in the sharing cultures forum still has some water grains to send me. I don't know if I should add dairy kefir to the list because my youngest is having issues w/ dairy and his hands are again chapped and bleeding. People have referred me to the Weston A. Price site and the BodyEcology site. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed on where to start and with knowing what "too much" is at this point.
If anyone can give me some ideas on where I should start and how much I should do, I would sure appreciate it. Food is depressing me and I used to love cooking and eating! Now I dread it and am worried about causing more sensitivities because of how limited our choices are. Thanks for any help you can give.