I have to be honest. Even after I found the correlation between my son’s behavior and the food he was consuming, it has seemed like such a burden that he has to be super sensitive to so many foods. Regardless of whether he should be eating this stuff or not, why does my kid have to be more sensitive to these bad things than the next child? How can other kids be more tolerant to these foods? I’m doing my best, but I still have so much to learn and can’t be perfect…Why does one misstep on my part in feeding him the wrong thing have to result in days of horrid behavior and emotional outbursts?
I’ll tell you why, because that is what it was going to take to wake me up and make me change, because I need to be educated. I finally came to a realization this morning. I am not burdened…I am blessed! My little guy has been given a super sensitive internal alarm system (that I wasn’t even tuned into all these years). His internal alarm has taken me beyond Feingold to learn about even more junk that we are consuming that just isn’t natural. His body is waking me up to things that I naively never even knew existed. Two weeks ago, I still had no clue about GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), didn’t even know they existed…I’m telling you, I was clueless. But after nearly a week of reactions almost to the scale of the cupcake, I have become fully aware and in tune with looking for a nifty little label like this one for several of our food choices:
His alarm system is special and precise and in tune with nature. If it’s not pure and natural, his body let’s me know. He is our family’s “detector”. I’m counting my blessings today, and on the top of my list is a little boy who has opened my eyes to a lot of new things and helped set me on a new path back to simple, natural foods for our family.