Yeah, we do not eat normal in our house. Here’s a bit of how and why:
Our oldest has shown sensitivity to things you can’t seem to avoid. Things such as processed sugar, MSG, pasteurized dairy, yeast, soy (unless it is fermented) and other odd ball things. Talk about throwing out your pantry. If it doesn’t have sugar (corn syrup, or some type of -ose) in it, it likely has “natural flavors” and MSG is a typical natural flavor. The result has been a brand new life for us.
Typical foods in our house consist of fresh fruits and veggies, fresh (raw) milk, farm eggs, meats without nitrates or preservatives, rice dishes and rice pastas, raw milk yogurt and cheeses, and fermented foods such as soy or miso. We’ve saved for months to buy a great dehydrator that we are using to make our own fruit roll-ups, banana and apple chips, yogurt, beef jerky, and sprouted nuts.
The issue is how foods are digested and this seems to be helping not only our health, but our oldest’s ability to function like a normal child. If you want to look into this way of eating more, I’d love to email back and forth with you.
Also, search for info on Traditional Diets and you’ll come to a number of great resources for getting started. If we can eat it raw, we do, if not we do what needs to be done to prepare the food in a way for optimal digestion. After all, why eat food if it isn’t going to nourish you? I do admit, though, that I am having an awful time giving up my Cafe Sue Da (Vietnamese white coffee…think espresso with a healthy serving of sweetened condensed milk in it) and caramel apples.