Due to some serious health issues in this family, we have decided to take the leap and go grain free. Completely. For how long i don't know, but for definite the next 6 weeks and at that point, we'll take stock and see where we go from there. Marlin, who is struggling the most, will also be rice, fruit, and potato free. Basically no carbs, just meats, bone broths, vegetables, both raw and fermented, dairy, again raw and fermented, and lots and lots of healthy fats. Josh has been having classic Lyme's signs for quite a while and has a meeting set up with a nutritionist who specializes in Lymes. After talking with her yesterday, Marlin and i both felt clear that it's what we need to do. She asked me if there's anyone else in our family with issues and when i told her that Emily deals with constant bellyache and yeast issues, she really encouraged us to ditch all grains. Sooo, since it's easier to all eat the same, we'll all be eating grain free. At least while at home. When we go away, i'll probably be more lenient with myself (don't want to suffer too bad) and the children, except for Josh.
I'm excited. Marlin and i have been talking about doing this for awhile, but you know how it goes. It feels good to talk, not so good to act on it. I still have some spelt bread to finish up and we won't be getting serious til after the weekend, due to company coming, but after that, it's buckle down and get real. Cooking gluten free doesn't scare me, since i bake 75% gluten free anyway, but it's the bread part that leaves me feeling a little open ended. What on earth will i feed the children for lunches? Plan ahead and make sure i cook enough suppers for leftovers the following day. I see a lot of eggs in our future.