Friday, December 02, 2005

Boy, it's been ages since I posted!

I totally forgot about the blog thing. It's been five months since my last post. Lately we've been investigating possible sensory integration issues in Chris, along with problems with digestion with both him and me. We started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet in September, and have been doing better. Yesterday we went off it for dinner because I was so sick of cooking, and we ordered pizza to be delivered. Today I want to try to go back on it, especially since Chris seemed a bit more out of it today, possibly from the pizza. I know my guts are in rebellion from it!

Today we were supposed to get a visit from a member of the early intervention program, for an evaluation for sensory integration issues, but she cancelled. Just as well, I've been so tired lately, the place is a mess.

I am hoping that some day soon we will have all this dietary stuff figured out. I know there is something up, because I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which is thought to be caused by chronic inflammation. Which in turn can be caused by food intolerances, which in turn can be caused by a leaky gut. I know my body is trying to tell me something! That and the depression I've had on and off all my life make my life very difficult!

We in our culture are so dependent on mass media, processed foods, and the medical establishment, it's very very difficult to figure out what's really going on, particularly if you have a chronic disease. Most doctors just want to prescribe you a pill, and know very little about nutrition. And most nutrition information is provided by agribusiness, which has kind of a conflict of interest in such things. We need to find a better way to deal with our food system, the current one is killing us, either slowly and painfully such as with cancer and chronic conditions or quickly with nasty diseases like e. coli. infections. What can we do?