What I have taken from this recent addiction is the following:
- Avoid grains, legumes and dairy.
- Avoid gluten like the plague.
- Eat plenty of protein sources from free range providers.
- Eat local organic veggies.
- Eat good fats and plenty of them!
Besides giving great advice on diet, Robb Wolf and other paleo sites I have visited talk about a few other essentials to healing:
- Get LOTS of sleep!
- Things won't make you happy!
- Get out and PLAY!
As I continue to grow and learn more about nutrition and health, I learn more about other areas of my life that need a little tweaking. I have the food part down for the most part and although I have always enjoyed play and sleep, I find that as my schedule gets busier and busier, I have to work hard at making sure these two things happen. This weekend we don't have much of anything planned. After a couple of days this week in a flare, I think my body is telling me that it deserves some extra sleep and play. I can't wait!
I recently started reading a book titled, Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. So far, I love it and can't wait to share more as I get deeper into the book. It confirms many of the ideas that have become a foundation for my homeschooling philosophy.