Side effects from medications taken to treat these included:
Loss of appetite
Flat personality affect
Before I go on...some of the diagnosis we are dealing with, won't go away.
However...the symptoms of those issues, have either diminished or are now asymptomatic.
Where we are now:
Allergies ~ GREATLY improved
ADHD ~ manageable
None of this amazing stuff happened over night.
I have used targeted herbal supplements from time to time...and we still are to control Grace's Seizures, Jacob's Reactive Airway Disease, and the Anxiety. However...I KNOW that without whole food, we would NOT have seen the results that we have.
I read a post on FB this morning.
A woman in her late 40's who is experiencing all of these aches and pains.
Along with weight gain, fatigue, poor skin, ect.
She has been put on steroids for the "inflammation"....told to stay off of her feet...and eat smaller meals while she awaits the results of blood work. *which will likely show deficits....requiring her to go on medication*
Am I the only person completely exhausted by this process???
I've been a nurse for 18 years and its the same old song...bandaid your symptoms with chemicals.
I'm over it.
I've tasted and I've seen.
I will not go back.
Does it cost more $ to live naturally & sustainable? Yes
Is there a price tag on my families health and well being? Absolutely not.
If our kids aren't well...we aren't working.
If we aren't well...our kids miss out and could lose us early.
I'm not against medical intervention...by any stretch, but so much so what we struggle with is preventable when we give our bodies what they need nutritionally.
Stepping off of my soap box...