You know that windblown look, that cover models and dogs alike strive for?
I think if you were open up my brain right now, it'd look about the same, because I just got back from a lecture that was mind-blowing. I normally don't put "lecture" and "mind-blowing" together, but in this case, for me personally, it fit the bill.
Lately I've been on this amazing learning curve about health & nutrition and have slowly been adapting some of our family's eating habits. I really feel like at this moment it's coming full circle and while we have not "arrived" by any sort, I think we're navigating ourselves to a path that's really better suited for us.
What's mind-blowing to me is that bits & pieces of information that I've heard about from over the years--from a very insightful chiropractor, from friends at church, from the internet, blogs, e'en Facebook, and from our doula, are seemingly all coming together now and clicking and making lots of sense.
I don't feel like I'm being vague at all, but it's possible to the outside reader I am.
Without going into crazy specifics, all I will say is that for us, to what degree we can and to what degree these foods are available, we will be doing our best to eat foods that are:
-organic or locally grown
-less processed or pasteurized
-and less grainy
The last one is probably the hardest for us, because there are grains in everything. I used to think 100% whole wheat meant I was being really healthy, but as I'm probably about to embark on a elimination diet soon, I may be singing a very different tune.
I'm starting to think that many of the stomachaches I'm experiencing are a result of improper digestion & absorption of my foods that are causing inflammation in my gut, which leads to a host of outcomes, none of which are pleasant!
This will be difficult because I love pizza, sandwiches, stuff with toast (French, peanut butter, etc.) and it will mean experimenting with new kinds of products to achieve a similar yet different result.
I'm motivated to find the answers to these questions because I want to also provide the best foundation for nutrition for Mia & any future offspring so that they can avoid some of the pitfalls I've experienced. In our genes we pass on our intolerances, allergies and sensitivities to things and if I can help Mia succeed or feel just a bit better with some simple manipulation, it will be worth it!
Have you ever tried eliminating certain foods from your diet? How did it go??