Monday, November 21, 2016

Homeopathy and Tooth Extraction

It has been a while since I have really blogged our journey with biomed. Launching my own business, Real Food Mum, has been exhilarating and has taken a lot of my writing time as our client schedule and content creation have taken priority.

At the end of May, beginning of June, we were referred to the Orthodontist for a consultation. At that time, he was less worried about the reason for our original referral which was jaw formation. Instead, he was focused on an issue uncovered by their 3D xray. My son's canines had not fallen out like the regular dentist thought. The adult teeth were coming in and the baby teeth showed no signs of the root dissolving anytime soon. His recommendation was to schedule extractions by the end of summer. Yikes!

That would mean anesthesia. My son's detoxification pathways have opened so nicely partly due to all of the biomed we've done, methylation support and certainly the use of the IonCleanse footbath detox system. But still, the last thing I would willingly do is have to put him through the exposure as well as the pain of extraction. Certainly to avoid larger problems down the road, I would do what I need to do. But, I figured I had a few months to tackle this myself.

I did some research on local practitioners and went to see Dr. Rich Petke who had been treating my friend's whole family for years. He was fabulous and sadly, getting ready to move to Washington State. We maximized our time left with him here and we did homeopathy and craniosacral. I can't even really go into what happened during my son's craniosacral treatments. I believe he released some birth trauma even. If you haven't looked into it, I highly recommend you do.

As we started to implement homeopathy, a modality I am very familiar with, it managed to astound me yet again. After the first dose my son reported a loose tooth. Seriously. He had no teeth loose at the time, none. We had just had a dental checkup and that was what necessitated the orthodontia referral. His teeth had been thoroughly checked very recently. The boy has lost a tooth a month since (the total is 5 for those keeping score at home!) We dosed about twice a week, sometimes less. If there had been much time between the previous dose due to a vacation or forgetfulness, almost inevitably I would hear "Mom, I have another loose tooth" immediately following a dose. But, none were those canines!

We just went back to the dentist for another cleaning and checkup. I had given him a dose of his remedy and he told me another tooth felt loose. At the dentist, I asked them to confirm which tooth was loose, it was his canine!! At dinner tonight he lost his first canine tooth! I know, not the best photo but you can see the gap there. Can you see his smile in this picture? Chalk up another win for homeopathy, this time saving us from 2 teeth needing to be extracted.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Real Food Mum hosts Moms Across America in Flagstaff!


If you care about the impact of glyphosate-based herbicides and GMOs on health and you are in Flagstaff, you won't want to miss this FREE talk we are having. Join Real Food Mum Co-Founders Elaine Copeland and Terri Hirning as we welcome Moms Across America Founder, Zen Honeycutt, to Flagstaff. This is important dialogue to have regarding the health of our bodies and our environment.

If you are interested in reading more, my recent blog discusses just how glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup are harming our microbiome. And we will take that conversation even farther here in Flagstaff. Our event is as follows:

Where: Natural Grocers, 503 W Clay Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
When: Sunday, 8/21, 10:00 am - noon

Please RSVP via our Facebook invite here so we ensure we have a seat for you! Please share this event and let's show Zen how many people care about toxins and GMOs in our food supply we have in our awesome mountain town! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Autism Recovery

Yesterday my friend Tyler Dahm asked a great question in a Facebook group, what does autism recovery look like to us? It is something I have blogged about many times, I think I even did a Thinking Moms Revolution blog on the topic. It can be touchy. There are those who may say if your child still needs a special diet or supplements, they are not "recovered". You could find a million ways someone may justify that a child is not recovered. I say, look at where they are and see them where they can be and then tell me. There may still be stims or scripting, or social challenges. This is real life and if we pause a moment and realize just what these individuals have overcome, we stand amazed at their capacity to heal and grow despite their underlying metabolic challenges.

So, I had a few minutes before heading out the door so I chose to ask my son himself. He is the one recovered from autism. So here is his perspective, in his own words.

It is always hard to tell people where we came from. My son was largely non-verbal for years. He could not sleep more than a few hours per night and no more than 2 hours at any one time. He screamed, a lot. He would sit on the floor and spin Tupperware lids rather that interact. I would call his name and get no response, to the point where we thought he might have hearing issues. I found this video from early in our biomedical intervention years. In this video my son is almost 5 years old (just 3 months shy of turning 5). You will notice he is still in pull ups. He carried around a fake lemon. He started out obsessing on a real lemon but you can imagine what happens when someone carries around a real lemon 24/7. Notice that he never responds to a request or question of mine. He does his own thing and does not even appear to hear what I have to say. And then check out my daughter, who was 1 1/2 at the time. She responds when I speak to her, says HI when I ask her to. The difference is huge and heartbreaking.

I think seeing where a person came from is just as important of seeing where they are now. I have met readers of my blog in real life and they think I must be talking about a child other than Matthew when they meet him. Especially if they have read earlier blog entries. It is hard to believe that he is the same child. But, I need families to know it IS possible. We found what worked for him after years of trying, and trying, and trying. We trusted our gut. We work with a physician who works with us. Never give up. Recovery is out there!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Real Food Mum ~ Real Food for Real Lives

I am thrilled to announce that earlier this year my partner and I launched a company called Real Food Mum! What is Real Food Mum? We provide support, recipes, private and group consultations, pantry clean outs and other services to support families looking to transition to a real food diet.

Eating healthy can be easy and affordable, believe me, I do it!

The journey recovering my son from autism has changed me profoundly. Without it, I would not be the person I am today nor would I have the tools to support other families (with or without autism) in eating as close to nature as possible.

My passion is helping others change their lives through diet and nutrition. And, my partner and I can show you how to do so on a budget, with a busy schedule and juggling a family. We have you covered! Join us in our next group program, programs start each month, or book a private consultation to go over your goals and make changes in your diet.

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