Tuesday I took Annie to see Dr. Roy Morgan, who is a fabulous Chiroprator in Jacksonville. Only he’s not *JUST* a Chiropractor….he is also a nutritionist, very knowledgeable about natural healing, and a believer in using the food and supplements that God has made to keep the body running as God designed it.
Furthermore he’s the father of seven kids, so I could truly sense that he was a man who had compassion for my child and genuinely wanted to help her get well.
What’s neat about Tuesday’s appointment is that he was able to pinpoint exactly what Annie’s nutritional deficits are by asking questions about her behavior, her sleep habits, and her skin. He was so thorough, and I was totally amazed.
I’m sort of a nutritional-healing junkie, and though I
don’t always okay, seldom put into practice the things I read about, I still love to read about nutrition and health! Its just difficult to change life-long eating habits when you really aren’t sure whether its all for real….(you wonder if it really works)…..and sometimes eating the ‘healthy’ way requires so much time and effort and, most of all, advance planning, which those of you who know me know that’s not really my strong point.
So, several of the books and ideas Dr. Morgan mentioned were books that I already own and had read before, and I came away from our appointment with a renewed commitment to dust off my copy of Nourishing Traditions and give this my best shot.
Like Dr. Morgan stated, God gave us all an immune system. It is fully reasonable to expect that if we boost Annie’s immune system and feed her what her brain needs to be healthy, her own body could fight off this tumor.
His first recommendation was to cook the Nourishing Traditions way.
If you’re not familiar with this book, its like no other cookbook. Its a science textbook with recipes and boo-coodles of information about WHY ingredients affect your health, and basically about getting back to eating the way our great-grandparents did, before white flour was cheap and refined and before we ate 150 pounds of sugar per person per year!
Click here for a link to lots of good information about this book. You can buy the book from them if you so desire. 🙂
I always thought we ate ‘good enough’ here, or at least better than most; my kids do love vegetables and I have always tried to feed them veggies daily and buy organic when possible, and hardly ever let them have Lunchables or Chef-Boy-R-Dee, but I admit I was inconsistent and haphazard and allowed way too much junk food in the name of convenience!
Gone are the days of haphazard eating at this house: the last two days, nothing has gone into Annie’s mouth without my deliberate consideration.
Over the next few days at the request of a couple of friends 🙂 I’ll tell you more about what foods we’re avoiding and what foods I’m feeding Annie, and WHY each one is important.