4 October 2012
real food fix
We are on a bit of a new adventure. It's scary and daunting and exciting. We are learning lots and changing ever so slightly. For a while now, we have been moving towards choosing eating better foods. We've flirted on and off with removing refined sugar from our diets. I can say that I've been mostly free of refined sugar for a long time and healthier for it. Before Tiny was conceived, I read up on Weston A Price, read Nourishing Traditions and trialled increasing my consumption of pasture fed beef, organic milk, our own chookies' eggs and good fats... and my body recovered from some pretty serious post-miscarriage hormone weirdyness pretty quickly. It suited me well, but this way of eating was left behind in all the morning sickness and cravings that followed. Now it's time to revisit that thought.
It seems that some of that hormone weirdyness and a lack of certain minerals in my diet may have affected Tiny Owlet. Well, that's my theory. A few weeks ago, I was tickling her tummy and she threw her head back to laugh and I got a good glimpse at her teeth. *Cue sinking feeling in pit of stomach*. She had significant decay going on. Teeth that had yet to finish emerging were crumbling away. Her orange spotted bottom teeth had not improved, despite regular brushing... I jumped online right away and ordered fermented cod liver oil, kicking myself for not acting on it earlier, when my gut told me to...
We've been taking it daily for two weeks now, while researching what to do next. This fabulous post by a wonderful mama I know, on her Bohemian Family Living blog was a great staring point. Right now, my teeth feel firmer in the gum and sensitivity that ached when I drank a cup of tea, has stopped. Tiny Owlet's teeth are turning white as the enamel on them hardens and reforms... But there's still a way to go. She cries from the sensitivity in her teeth. So next up for us is a complete shift to eating real food. Grain free where possible, clean, organic and whole. I'm still researching madly and list making, trying to get my head around it as quickly as I can in the small amount of time I have each day.
I'm looking forward to getting to know our local food better. To eating the way my body prefers. I'm looking forward to seeing Tiny pain free and her teeth stronger. I'm looking forward to gaining a different understanding and new experience of food. Wish us luck! And we will keep you posted. xx