Fats Brain development and brain function Hormone balance and mood Formation/fluidity of cell membrane Creating energy in cell and helps burns fat Reduces inflammation Supplement with vitamin E to prevent oxidation of fats.
Consider RAW Dairy PASTEURIZED Dairy - Inflammation and gut reaction –Casein molecule altered –Lectins (grain-fed milk) Raw dairy is not for everyone - however some who cannot tolerate pasteurized dairy can consume raw dairy Use with SCD - homemade 24-hour raw milk yogurt Raw butter - very little casein Fatty acids (such as butyric acid) –Nourish brain and intestinal lining –Antimicrobial properties Phosphatase - calcium absorption Enzymes for digestion Natural probiotics Milk fat reduces asthma See RealMilk.com Information & Sources See RealMilk.com Information & Sources
Selecting a Diet Foundational Diets GFCF – Start here. 65% improved. Specific Carbohydrate Diet – For bowel inflammation, diarrhea, gut dysbiosis that is not improving. 66% improved. Body Ecology Diet – For yeast overgrowth Weston A. Price - Not ready to eliminate foods yet. Focus on nourishment.
Good ways to Boost Nutrient Levels Cook and puree orange vegetables (or any). Freeze in ice cube trays and add to smoothies Cook and puree any vegetables and add to meatballs, meat patties, meatloaf, or pasta sauce Cook allowable grains or gluten-free pasta in homemade broth Nettles can be consumed as a tea, or added to a homemade broth Seaweed - Add kombu or other sea vegetable to cooking grains, soups, tomato sauce, even boiling pasta
For Picky Eaters Always provide food child likes in addition to "new" food. Only offer one new food at a time. Include small portion of new food and serve everyone at the table. Involve your children in food preparation of "new" food. Small taste ~ 1/2 teaspoon. Let child determine amount. Inform them. Let child know whether it is sweet, salty or sour. Let them spit it out. If at First You Don't Succeed, Try and Try Again! At least 15 times! Try new food in a texture they prefer - crunchy, smooth, etc. Avoid being emotionally attached - children sense anxiety. –Keep mealtime calm. Visualize child eating/enjoying new foods. Avoid forcing or pushing - maintain trust. Choose rewards or other encouragement. Make sure the whole family participates. Make it fun!