We didn't notice any profound changes, but Riley continued to progress at a steady rate. We were always doing so many interventions at once, it was hard to tell what exactly was helping. It was probably all synergistic.
But after 18 months, with no hit you over the head, WOW! type of improvement, I got tired. It felt so restrictive to live that way if you didn't have to.
We slowly added foods back, one at a time, and saw no problems in doing so. We still eat cleaner than most American families. We buy organic. No preservatives. No partially hydrogenated anything. As few chemicals as possible. But I do let them have what they want at festivals, parties, etc. That my kids were eight and six before they ever got a Happy Meal at McDonalds is one of my sources of pride.
But Todd recently had a health issue and eliminating wheat has helped him. And Seth is having all sorts of auto-immune trouble. And so maybe bringing back more consciousness to what we are eating is in order. We have sorta gotten out of whack. I hardly cook anymore. Annie's mac and cheese and organic hot dogs and chicken nuggets have become the the order of the day.
And then I stumbled upon this post. And I'm thinking, yes, I'm onto something. Hang on Seth. We've got you buddy.
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