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Keepercjr
10-12-2011, 07:39 PM
I recently became familiar with all the research that has been done with regards to eating right and my family has now embarked on a Weston A. Price style diet.&nbsp; I purchased the book "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon and we are slowly making the switch.&nbsp; It has been HARD with the kids, especially my 6yo.&nbsp; He doesn't understand why we don't want him to eat certain foods anymore when literally a month ago it wasn't a problem.&nbsp; And neither one is too adventurous with food so it is hard to get them to try new things.&nbsp; But I know it will get better with time.&nbsp; My son decided to try zucchini for the first time tonight - I was impressed!<br><br>I am offering organic pastured raw milk to my family and am considering getting a dairy goat with a few others (our own private goat share) which will be boarded and milked on someones property and then eventually moved to my friend's property.&nbsp; I wish I could afford grass fed meat but I can't right now (maybe in another 18 months when we are set to get out of debt).&nbsp; I do have my own chickens that free range on my property so eggs are covered.&nbsp; I shop weekly at the local farmers markets and grow a lot of my own veggies.&nbsp; I even planted a fall / winter garden for the first time this year.&nbsp; I always have a summer garden but I have never done winter before.&nbsp; <br><br>I'm pretty good at making chicken stock and am slowly collecting beef
bones to make beef stock (I should just ask some local butchers but keep forgetting).&nbsp; I have to say that stew made with home made
chicken stock is pretty awesome!&nbsp; I'm a bit hesitant on some new dishes though because they seem so complicated.&nbsp; I really just need to shadow someone proficient for a while to get comfortable. &nbsp; <br><br>Any tricks I should know about?&nbsp; I'm pancreatic sufficient so it makes eating fat a little easier but that is offset by not having a gallbladder.&nbsp; <br><br>Lastly, the reason I started researching nutrition is because my son has HORRIBLE teeth.&nbsp; He is only 6 yet he has already had work done under general anesthesia and they have fixed every tooth he has.&nbsp; My daughter's teeth aren't as bad but she too has some decay.&nbsp; And this is with a great dentist who is pretty relaxed when it comes to baby teeth.&nbsp; Once I realized that what he was eating is what is affecting his teeth (and stopped burying my head in the sand blaming it on bad genes or whatever) I realized we HAD to do something. And I'm counting on some serious (hopefully) health benefits for me as well.&nbsp; So here I am.&nbsp; <br><br>What diets to do you follow and why?<br>

Keepercjr
10-12-2011, 07:39 PM
I recently became familiar with all the research that has been done with regards to eating right and my family has now embarked on a Weston A. Price style diet. I purchased the book "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon and we are slowly making the switch. It has been HARD with the kids, especially my 6yo. He doesn't understand why we don't want him to eat certain foods anymore when literally a month ago it wasn't a problem. And neither one is too adventurous with food so it is hard to get them to try new things. But I know it will get better with time. My son decided to try zucchini for the first time tonight - I was impressed!<br><br>I am offering organic pastured raw milk to my family and am considering getting a dairy goat with a few others (our own private goat share) which will be boarded and milked on someones property and then eventually moved to my friend's property. I wish I could afford grass fed meat but I can't right now (maybe in another 18 months when we are set to get out of debt). I do have my own chickens that free range on my property so eggs are covered. I shop weekly at the local farmers markets and grow a lot of my own veggies. I even planted a fall / winter garden for the first time this year. I always have a summer garden but I have never done winter before. <br><br>I'm pretty good at making chicken stock and am slowly collecting beef
bones to make beef stock (I should just ask some local butchers but keep forgetting). I have to say that stew made with home made
chicken stock is pretty awesome! I'm a bit hesitant on some new dishes though because they seem so complicated. I really just need to shadow someone proficient for a while to get comfortable. <br><br>Any tricks I should know about? I'm pancreatic sufficient so it makes eating fat a little easier but that is offset by not having a gallbladder. <br><br>Lastly, the reason I started researching nutrition is because my son has HORRIBLE teeth. He is only 6 yet he has already had work done under general anesthesia and they have fixed every tooth he has. My daughter's teeth aren't as bad but she too has some decay. And this is with a great dentist who is pretty relaxed when it comes to baby teeth. Once I realized that what he was eating is what is affecting his teeth (and stopped burying my head in the sand blaming it on bad genes or whatever) I realized we HAD to do something. And I'm counting on some serious (hopefully) health benefits for me as well. So here I am. <br><br>What diets to do you follow and why?<br>

Keepercjr
10-12-2011, 07:39 PM
I recently became familiar with all the research that has been done with regards to eating right and my family has now embarked on a Weston A. Price style diet. I purchased the book "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon and we are slowly making the switch. It has been HARD with the kids, especially my 6yo. He doesn't understand why we don't want him to eat certain foods anymore when literally a month ago it wasn't a problem. And neither one is too adventurous with food so it is hard to get them to try new things. But I know it will get better with time. My son decided to try zucchini for the first time tonight - I was impressed!<br><br>I am offering organic pastured raw milk to my family and am considering getting a dairy goat with a few others (our own private goat share) which will be boarded and milked on someones property and then eventually moved to my friend's property. I wish I could afford grass fed meat but I can't right now (maybe in another 18 months when we are set to get out of debt). I do have my own chickens that free range on my property so eggs are covered. I shop weekly at the local farmers markets and grow a lot of my own veggies. I even planted a fall / winter garden for the first time this year. I always have a summer garden but I have never done winter before. <br><br>I'm pretty good at making chicken stock and am slowly collecting beef
bones to make beef stock (I should just ask some local butchers but keep forgetting). I have to say that stew made with home made
chicken stock is pretty awesome! I'm a bit hesitant on some new dishes though because they seem so complicated. I really just need to shadow someone proficient for a while to get comfortable. <br><br>Any tricks I should know about? I'm pancreatic sufficient so it makes eating fat a little easier but that is offset by not having a gallbladder. <br><br>Lastly, the reason I started researching nutrition is because my son has HORRIBLE teeth. He is only 6 yet he has already had work done under general anesthesia and they have fixed every tooth he has. My daughter's teeth aren't as bad but she too has some decay. And this is with a great dentist who is pretty relaxed when it comes to baby teeth. Once I realized that what he was eating is what is affecting his teeth (and stopped burying my head in the sand blaming it on bad genes or whatever) I realized we HAD to do something. And I'm counting on some serious (hopefully) health benefits for me as well. So here I am. <br><br>What diets to do you follow and why?<br>

jaimers
10-12-2011, 08:37 PM
I have, in the last couple months, transitioned over to a sort of "modified" paleo. very strict paleo doesn't allow dairy but I still keep some in my diet mostly because i just like milk and cheese haha but i have cut down on the amount of it i consume. I started doing it for several reasons....1) i found that i was just eating a lot of crap and wanted to clean up my diet 2) though i'm PI i have gained a few stubborn pounds that won't come off and I think that breathing would be easier if i lost a couple pounds 3) it's healthy and balanced and i feel great! i totally am not afraid to "fall off the wagon" so to speak in situations where others are preparing the meal or something and i don't have control over what is being served.

with this diet switch and getting back into consistently excercising i've been feeling pretty good <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

jaimers
10-12-2011, 08:37 PM
I have, in the last couple months, transitioned over to a sort of "modified" paleo. very strict paleo doesn't allow dairy but I still keep some in my diet mostly because i just like milk and cheese haha but i have cut down on the amount of it i consume. I started doing it for several reasons....1) i found that i was just eating a lot of crap and wanted to clean up my diet 2) though i'm PI i have gained a few stubborn pounds that won't come off and I think that breathing would be easier if i lost a couple pounds 3) it's healthy and balanced and i feel great! i totally am not afraid to "fall off the wagon" so to speak in situations where others are preparing the meal or something and i don't have control over what is being served.

with this diet switch and getting back into consistently excercising i've been feeling pretty good <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

jaimers
10-12-2011, 08:37 PM
I have, in the last couple months, transitioned over to a sort of "modified" paleo. very strict paleo doesn't allow dairy but I still keep some in my diet mostly because i just like milk and cheese haha but i have cut down on the amount of it i consume. I started doing it for several reasons....1) i found that i was just eating a lot of crap and wanted to clean up my diet 2) though i'm PI i have gained a few stubborn pounds that won't come off and I think that breathing would be easier if i lost a couple pounds 3) it's healthy and balanced and i feel great! i totally am not afraid to "fall off the wagon" so to speak in situations where others are preparing the meal or something and i don't have control over what is being served.
<br />
<br />with this diet switch and getting back into consistently excercising i've been feeling pretty good <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Keepercjr
10-12-2011, 09:02 PM
Jamie - have you tried raw milk in your diet? I am not actually a milk drinker (mental block due to my mom always telling me that I was allergic to cows milk) but I do now use a lot of raw pastured butter and pastured greek yogurt. I'm also buying raw cheese when I can. If I do get a dairy goat I will try my best to get over my mental milk block. (incidentally I do remember my mom giving me goats milk as a small child). I do think that pasteurized milk, especially ultra pasteurized milk, is not good for anybody and can contribute to a host of problems but I don't think that drinking GOOD QUALITY raw milk is bad at all.
<br>
<br>I'm glad that you're feeling good!

Keepercjr
10-12-2011, 09:02 PM
Jamie - have you tried raw milk in your diet? I am not actually a milk drinker (mental block due to my mom always telling me that I was allergic to cows milk) but I do now use a lot of raw pastured butter and pastured greek yogurt. I'm also buying raw cheese when I can. If I do get a dairy goat I will try my best to get over my mental milk block. (incidentally I do remember my mom giving me goats milk as a small child). I do think that pasteurized milk, especially ultra pasteurized milk, is not good for anybody and can contribute to a host of problems but I don't think that drinking GOOD QUALITY raw milk is bad at all.
<br>
<br>I'm glad that you're feeling good!

Keepercjr
10-12-2011, 09:02 PM
Jamie - have you tried raw milk in your diet? I am not actually a milk drinker (mental block due to my mom always telling me that I was allergic to cows milk) but I do now use a lot of raw pastured butter and pastured greek yogurt. I'm also buying raw cheese when I can. If I do get a dairy goat I will try my best to get over my mental milk block. (incidentally I do remember my mom giving me goats milk as a small child). I do think that pasteurized milk, especially ultra pasteurized milk, is not good for anybody and can contribute to a host of problems but I don't think that drinking GOOD QUALITY raw milk is bad at all.
<br>
<br>I'm glad that you're feeling good!

jaimers
10-12-2011, 09:14 PM
i haven't tried raw milk mostly because it's illegal to buy for human consumption in NC where i live. I do live right near the SC border and could drive over to get it buuuut that takes a lot of effort for the amount i actually drink haha. I do have some friends that do go get raw milk so maybe i'll have them get me some since they're going anyway....I don't know, i have an aversion to the idea of raw milk because my mom is a vet and i've heard a lot of not good things so I think it seems scary to me!

jaimers
10-12-2011, 09:14 PM
i haven't tried raw milk mostly because it's illegal to buy for human consumption in NC where i live. I do live right near the SC border and could drive over to get it buuuut that takes a lot of effort for the amount i actually drink haha. I do have some friends that do go get raw milk so maybe i'll have them get me some since they're going anyway....I don't know, i have an aversion to the idea of raw milk because my mom is a vet and i've heard a lot of not good things so I think it seems scary to me!

jaimers
10-12-2011, 09:14 PM
i haven't tried raw milk mostly because it's illegal to buy for human consumption in NC where i live. I do live right near the SC border and could drive over to get it buuuut that takes a lot of effort for the amount i actually drink haha. I do have some friends that do go get raw milk so maybe i'll have them get me some since they're going anyway....I don't know, i have an aversion to the idea of raw milk because my mom is a vet and i've heard a lot of not good things so I think it seems scary to me!

ehtansky21
10-12-2011, 09:34 PM
Caroline,
I think we have talked about all the things my boys and I are doing <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> But I will go ahead and answer anyway <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

We are gluten free to eliminate any stress on the digestive system. We replace all dairy milk with goats milk, rice milk, almond milk or coconut milk. But the boys do eat raw cheese and homemade half and half yogurt.

No peanuts due to them causing inflammation. No soy due to messing with the hormones and it just being out right bad for you. We limit the sugar and use only raw sugar, honey or maple syrup. We get grass fed meat when I can find it "cheap" at the local natural food store. I would like to do more, but money just does not grow on trees, darnit <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

blessings,
missa

ehtansky21
10-12-2011, 09:34 PM
Caroline,
I think we have talked about all the things my boys and I are doing <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> But I will go ahead and answer anyway <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

We are gluten free to eliminate any stress on the digestive system. We replace all dairy milk with goats milk, rice milk, almond milk or coconut milk. But the boys do eat raw cheese and homemade half and half yogurt.

No peanuts due to them causing inflammation. No soy due to messing with the hormones and it just being out right bad for you. We limit the sugar and use only raw sugar, honey or maple syrup. We get grass fed meat when I can find it "cheap" at the local natural food store. I would like to do more, but money just does not grow on trees, darnit <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

blessings,
missa

ehtansky21
10-12-2011, 09:34 PM
Caroline,
<br />I think we have talked about all the things my boys and I are doing <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> But I will go ahead and answer anyway <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
<br />
<br />We are gluten free to eliminate any stress on the digestive system. We replace all dairy milk with goats milk, rice milk, almond milk or coconut milk. But the boys do eat raw cheese and homemade half and half yogurt.
<br />
<br />No peanuts due to them causing inflammation. No soy due to messing with the hormones and it just being out right bad for you. We limit the sugar and use only raw sugar, honey or maple syrup. We get grass fed meat when I can find it "cheap" at the local natural food store. I would like to do more, but money just does not grow on trees, darnit <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
<br />
<br />blessings,
<br />missa

rmotion
10-13-2011, 10:52 AM
I am gluten free, soy free - 80% grain free, 95% sugar free. Try to eat healthy and 30% raw. I get lots of calories via g-tube because it is hard to eat gross stuff but we need the nutrition it provides. LIke a hard bolied egg, olive oil, and squash smoothie yum!
<br>Look here for some of my other posts.
<br><a href="http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=611812&enterthread=y">http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=611812&enterthread=y</a>
<br>
Here is my take on our "perfect storm" of nutrional problems:<br>1.Metabolic syndrome - Long term blood sugars, not controlled properly in the body, taxes the system to where most Cf's adults get clinical CFRD. This can be avoided, irrespective of what clinical outlines say. If we don't tax our systems we can do better. Learn about blood sugar and how we are so affected by it.
<br>2.Nutrient Mal-absorbtion - We cant absorb the right amount of nutrients especially fats. This is such a catch 22 that it is so imperitive to get our stomachs straightend out so we get nutrients we need to live. For me it was finding out that I have a gluten intolerance once I was gluten free my health did a 120, notice it was not a 180 - the other 60 degrees is the right carbs and healthy foods. Still work in progress for the rest
<br>3.Inflammation of cells and lungs - We cant help it our immune systems just don't shut off, it causes long term damage. I remember once asking what CRP is on my labs. I was quickly answered that in CF it is always high no need to worry about it. I accepted and moved on. Well what it is besides just an indicator of heart disease but an indicator of unbridled inflammation in our bodies namely our lungs. Its like we have a non stop splinter and our lungs are always inflamed. I bet if we got this under control we would have a 25% bump in PFT's if we got rid of the pseudomonas we would get another 25% bump.
<br>4.Congestion caused by defect in respiratory transport channels - Ah yes the underlying disease mechanism that causes this all. Isnt it interesting that we are here at all. So something must be working to get this far. Isnt it true that babies with Cf lungs are clear and not affected for a few years. Is there something we are missing what really makes us sick and how can we address this. If we are wrong from the beginning what hope so us 41 year olds have.
<br>We have to outline our objectives. Do we want to just gain weight or gain health.
<br>
<br>
5. Gluten and gluten sensitivity and toxicity. Gluten is indicated in over 300 diseases. It is not meant to be consumed by humans despite that it has been the "staff of life" for eons.SO the toxicity causes intestinal problems and compromises our digestion even more. Again a catch 22.&nbsp;Read <a href="http://http://www.greenmedinfo.com/page/dark-side-wheat-new-perspectives-celiac-disease-wheat-intolerance-sayer-ji"><font color="#0086cd">http://www.greenmedinfo.com/page/dark-side-wheat-new-perspectives-celiac-disease-wheat-intolerance-sayer-ji</a></font><br>
<br>Please see these other posts
<br><a href="http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=611811&enterthread=y">http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=611811&enterthread=y</a>
<br>G-tube advantage
<br>When is the last time you had a hard boiled egg, olive oil and squash smoothie?
<br><a href="http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=610454&highlight_key=y&keyword1=g%2Dtube">http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=610454&highlight_key=y&keyword1=g%2Dtube</a>
<br>&nbsp;

rmotion
10-13-2011, 10:52 AM
I am gluten free, soy free - 80% grain free, 95% sugar free. Try to eat healthy and 30% raw. I get lots of calories via g-tube because it is hard to eat gross stuff but we need the nutrition it provides. LIke a hard bolied egg, olive oil, and squash smoothie yum!
<br>Look here for some of my other posts.
<br><a href="http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=611812&enterthread=y">http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=611812&enterthread=y</a>
<br>
Here is my take on our "perfect storm" of nutrional problems:<br>1.Metabolic syndrome - Long term blood sugars, not controlled properly in the body, taxes the system to where most Cf's adults get clinical CFRD. This can be avoided, irrespective of what clinical outlines say. If we don't tax our systems we can do better. Learn about blood sugar and how we are so affected by it.
<br>2.Nutrient Mal-absorbtion - We cant absorb the right amount of nutrients especially fats. This is such a catch 22 that it is so imperitive to get our stomachs straightend out so we get nutrients we need to live. For me it was finding out that I have a gluten intolerance once I was gluten free my health did a 120, notice it was not a 180 - the other 60 degrees is the right carbs and healthy foods. Still work in progress for the rest
<br>3.Inflammation of cells and lungs - We cant help it our immune systems just don't shut off, it causes long term damage. I remember once asking what CRP is on my labs. I was quickly answered that in CF it is always high no need to worry about it. I accepted and moved on. Well what it is besides just an indicator of heart disease but an indicator of unbridled inflammation in our bodies namely our lungs. Its like we have a non stop splinter and our lungs are always inflamed. I bet if we got this under control we would have a 25% bump in PFT's if we got rid of the pseudomonas we would get another 25% bump.
<br>4.Congestion caused by defect in respiratory transport channels - Ah yes the underlying disease mechanism that causes this all. Isnt it interesting that we are here at all. So something must be working to get this far. Isnt it true that babies with Cf lungs are clear and not affected for a few years. Is there something we are missing what really makes us sick and how can we address this. If we are wrong from the beginning what hope so us 41 year olds have.
<br>We have to outline our objectives. Do we want to just gain weight or gain health.
<br>
<br>
5. Gluten and gluten sensitivity and toxicity. Gluten is indicated in over 300 diseases. It is not meant to be consumed by humans despite that it has been the "staff of life" for eons.SO the toxicity causes intestinal problems and compromises our digestion even more. Again a catch 22.Read <a href="http://http://www.greenmedinfo.com/page/dark-side-wheat-new-perspectives-celiac-disease-wheat-intolerance-sayer-ji"><font color="#0086cd">http://www.greenmedinfo.com/page/dark-side-wheat-new-perspectives-celiac-disease-wheat-intolerance-sayer-ji</a></font><br>
<br>Please see these other posts
<br><a href="http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=611811&enterthread=y">http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=611811&enterthread=y</a>
<br>G-tube advantage
<br>When is the last time you had a hard boiled egg, olive oil and squash smoothie?
<br><a href="http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=610454&highlight_key=y&keyword1=g%2Dtube">http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=610454&highlight_key=y&keyword1=g%2Dtube</a>
<br>

rmotion
10-13-2011, 10:52 AM
<p>I am gluten free, soy free - 80% grain free, 95% sugar free. Try to eat healthy and 30% raw. I get lots of calories via g-tube because it is hard to eat gross stuff but we need the nutrition it provides. LIke a hard bolied egg, olive oil, and squash smoothie yum!
<br>Look here for some of my other posts.
<br><a href="http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=611812&enterthread=y">http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=611812&enterthread=y</a>
<p><br>
Here is my take on our "perfect storm" of nutrional problems:<p><br>1.Metabolic syndrome - Long term blood sugars, not controlled properly in the body, taxes the system to where most Cf's adults get clinical CFRD. This can be avoided, irrespective of what clinical outlines say. If we don't tax our systems we can do better. Learn about blood sugar and how we are so affected by it.
<p><br>2.Nutrient Mal-absorbtion - We cant absorb the right amount of nutrients especially fats. This is such a catch 22 that it is so imperitive to get our stomachs straightend out so we get nutrients we need to live. For me it was finding out that I have a gluten intolerance once I was gluten free my health did a 120, notice it was not a 180 - the other 60 degrees is the right carbs and healthy foods. Still work in progress for the rest
<p><br>3.Inflammation of cells and lungs - We cant help it our immune systems just don't shut off, it causes long term damage. I remember once asking what CRP is on my labs. I was quickly answered that in CF it is always high no need to worry about it. I accepted and moved on. Well what it is besides just an indicator of heart disease but an indicator of unbridled inflammation in our bodies namely our lungs. Its like we have a non stop splinter and our lungs are always inflamed. I bet if we got this under control we would have a 25% bump in PFT's if we got rid of the pseudomonas we would get another 25% bump.
<br><p>4.Congestion caused by defect in respiratory transport channels - Ah yes the underlying disease mechanism that causes this all. Isnt it interesting that we are here at all. So something must be working to get this far. Isnt it true that babies with Cf lungs are clear and not affected for a few years. Is there something we are missing what really makes us sick and how can we address this. If we are wrong from the beginning what hope so us 41 year olds have.
<br>We have to outline our objectives. Do we want to just gain weight or gain health.
<br>
<br>
5. Gluten and gluten sensitivity and toxicity. Gluten is indicated in over 300 diseases. It is not meant to be consumed by humans despite that it has been the "staff of life" for eons.<p>SO the toxicity causes intestinal problems and compromises our digestion even more. Again a catch 22.<p>Read <a href="http://http://www.greenmedinfo.com/page/dark-side-wheat-new-perspectives-celiac-disease-wheat-intolerance-sayer-ji"><font color="#0086cd">http://www.greenmedinfo.com/page/dark-side-wheat-new-perspectives-celiac-disease-wheat-intolerance-sayer-ji</a></font><p><br>
<br>Please see these other posts
<p><br><a href="http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=611811&enterthread=y">http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=611811&enterthread=y</a>
<p><br>G-tube advantage
<p><br>When is the last time you had a hard boiled egg, olive oil and squash smoothie?
<p><br><a href="http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=610454&highlight_key=y&keyword1=g%2Dtube">http://forums.cysticfibrosis.com/messageview.cfm?catid=903&threadid=610454&highlight_key=y&keyword1=g%2Dtube</a>
<p><br>

Keepercjr
10-14-2011, 01:58 PM
Rob - Funny that you wrote that post days before I started this thread. I hardly make it over to the nutrition section so I never saw it. I agree totally with what you said - especially about "gain weight or gain health". I do not have a weight issue so gaining weight is not a priority for me (rather I'd like to stay exactly where I am at) but I see so many people choosing junk just to gain some lbs but with no knowledge (or care it seems) as to what it will do to their total health.

reading your post was the very first time I ever envied someone with a g-tube. I have aversions to eggs, milk and organ meats and OMG I would LOVE to make a nasty smoothie and then just be able to pour it directly into my stomach bypassing my mental gag. I tried a small spoonfull of coconut oil the other day (I was being VERY brave) and found it to be slightly tolerable. I think if I try it more and more I will be able to handle larger spoonfulls eventually. I want so badly to have good nutrition but it is hard being a mom and the cook for my family of 4 who all have different wants and tastes. I am SO thankful that my husband is totally on board and is trying his hardest too. I just want to fastforward to a year later and see where we are at.

For the parents out there - how do you deal with others feeding your children? Both sets of grandparents live in town (I am 100% grateful that they do!) and they see the kids quite often. I am working on my mom and she is getting better though definitely not perfect. I need my husband to speak to my inlaws though. One of my nephews (3yo) is VERY picky and currently subsists on a diet of: white rice, plain white noodles, chocolate milk, fruit and artificially flavored strawberry yogurt. I think the only good part of his diet is the butter he loves on the rice and noodles and maybe the fruit to some extent. My mother in law always has noodles or rice available to the kids to placate my nephew and so of course my 2 want the noodles. It makes me want to pull my hair out because I'm working so hard here at home but if they're eating that a few times a week (mostly my son as they pick him up from school 4 days a week and keep him for about an hour - my nephews are there at the same time) then where is my effort going?

Keepercjr
10-14-2011, 01:58 PM
Rob - Funny that you wrote that post days before I started this thread. I hardly make it over to the nutrition section so I never saw it. I agree totally with what you said - especially about "gain weight or gain health". I do not have a weight issue so gaining weight is not a priority for me (rather I'd like to stay exactly where I am at) but I see so many people choosing junk just to gain some lbs but with no knowledge (or care it seems) as to what it will do to their total health.

reading your post was the very first time I ever envied someone with a g-tube. I have aversions to eggs, milk and organ meats and OMG I would LOVE to make a nasty smoothie and then just be able to pour it directly into my stomach bypassing my mental gag. I tried a small spoonfull of coconut oil the other day (I was being VERY brave) and found it to be slightly tolerable. I think if I try it more and more I will be able to handle larger spoonfulls eventually. I want so badly to have good nutrition but it is hard being a mom and the cook for my family of 4 who all have different wants and tastes. I am SO thankful that my husband is totally on board and is trying his hardest too. I just want to fastforward to a year later and see where we are at.

For the parents out there - how do you deal with others feeding your children? Both sets of grandparents live in town (I am 100% grateful that they do!) and they see the kids quite often. I am working on my mom and she is getting better though definitely not perfect. I need my husband to speak to my inlaws though. One of my nephews (3yo) is VERY picky and currently subsists on a diet of: white rice, plain white noodles, chocolate milk, fruit and artificially flavored strawberry yogurt. I think the only good part of his diet is the butter he loves on the rice and noodles and maybe the fruit to some extent. My mother in law always has noodles or rice available to the kids to placate my nephew and so of course my 2 want the noodles. It makes me want to pull my hair out because I'm working so hard here at home but if they're eating that a few times a week (mostly my son as they pick him up from school 4 days a week and keep him for about an hour - my nephews are there at the same time) then where is my effort going?

Keepercjr
10-14-2011, 01:58 PM
Rob - Funny that you wrote that post days before I started this thread. I hardly make it over to the nutrition section so I never saw it. I agree totally with what you said - especially about "gain weight or gain health". I do not have a weight issue so gaining weight is not a priority for me (rather I'd like to stay exactly where I am at) but I see so many people choosing junk just to gain some lbs but with no knowledge (or care it seems) as to what it will do to their total health.
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<br /> reading your post was the very first time I ever envied someone with a g-tube. I have aversions to eggs, milk and organ meats and OMG I would LOVE to make a nasty smoothie and then just be able to pour it directly into my stomach bypassing my mental gag. I tried a small spoonfull of coconut oil the other day (I was being VERY brave) and found it to be slightly tolerable. I think if I try it more and more I will be able to handle larger spoonfulls eventually. I want so badly to have good nutrition but it is hard being a mom and the cook for my family of 4 who all have different wants and tastes. I am SO thankful that my husband is totally on board and is trying his hardest too. I just want to fastforward to a year later and see where we are at.
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<br />For the parents out there - how do you deal with others feeding your children? Both sets of grandparents live in town (I am 100% grateful that they do!) and they see the kids quite often. I am working on my mom and she is getting better though definitely not perfect. I need my husband to speak to my inlaws though. One of my nephews (3yo) is VERY picky and currently subsists on a diet of: white rice, plain white noodles, chocolate milk, fruit and artificially flavored strawberry yogurt. I think the only good part of his diet is the butter he loves on the rice and noodles and maybe the fruit to some extent. My mother in law always has noodles or rice available to the kids to placate my nephew and so of course my 2 want the noodles. It makes me want to pull my hair out because I'm working so hard here at home but if they're eating that a few times a week (mostly my son as they pick him up from school 4 days a week and keep him for about an hour - my nephews are there at the same time) then where is my effort going?

Keepercjr
10-14-2011, 02:10 PM
Jamie - I can see why it would be hard for you to get (or consume) raw milk. If you are curious look it up sometime (not on a govt funded site though!). We happen to have a great raw dairy nearby (organic pastures) and they sell at a saturday farmers market as well as a local natural food store.

Keepercjr
10-14-2011, 02:10 PM
Jamie - I can see why it would be hard for you to get (or consume) raw milk. If you are curious look it up sometime (not on a govt funded site though!). We happen to have a great raw dairy nearby (organic pastures) and they sell at a saturday farmers market as well as a local natural food store.

Keepercjr
10-14-2011, 02:10 PM
Jamie - I can see why it would be hard for you to get (or consume) raw milk. If you are curious look it up sometime (not on a govt funded site though!). We happen to have a great raw dairy nearby (organic pastures) and they sell at a saturday farmers market as well as a local natural food store.

rorystyris
11-27-2012, 02:49 AM
We can achieve anything with good health, for that we need to follows the some rules and regulations in diets and life styles. Healthy people are having more immunity power, so then can face any type of diseases, it is possible with good diet only.

goherbs87654
03-15-2013, 01:10 PM
Actually, all diets are the same. Just get the basic idea on how to get healthy. Eat the right kinds of food, control the consumption of unhealthy foods. Do exercise. And lastly, stay on track, do not stop!

basiltone
03-18-2013, 04:36 AM
Maintaining the proper diet is most essential things for everyone, now a days all people are wants to eat the tasty food in restaurants, but it is not good for health. We need to control and change our eating habits, then only we can live more days without any problems. Eating vegetables, raw food, sea food, milk and fruits etc.. are very good for health.