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A Story of Hope with REID | “He Just Seemed Happier”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some of these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some.  Thank you for giving us hope… "Just wanted to share our progress in [...]

A Story of Hope with REID | “He Just Seemed Happier”2019-12-09T09:45:30-05:00

Low-Glutamate Broth

MSG in your broth?  Yes, this can be true- especially when using many store-bought options. Processed store-bought options contain many additives high in free-glutamate (MSG) like- monosodium glutamate itself, natural flavors, hydrolized protein, gelatin, “spices”, hydrolized soy protein, flavoring, dextrose, corn syrup, yeast extract, yeast, and even the terms “broth”, “bouillon” and “stock” as ingredients are known to often contain these higher levels. Additionally, some amount of free glutamate can naturally be created during the process of making the broth and may be problematic for those sensitive to free glutamate. Yes, you heard that right.  According [...]

Low-Glutamate Broth2019-11-25T14:21:19-05:00

Collard Greens

Growing up I became accustomed to the standard soggy collards- swimming in swampy water with nearly a cup full of white sugar dumped in to disguise the bitterness of the greens.  It wasn’t until recently that we changed up our collard green recipe to this lighter healthier option that I keep going back to.  We will never go back to the old soggy stewed collards. […]

Collard Greens2019-11-19T13:06:58-05:00

A Story of Hope with REID: “My Son has the Chance to Live the Life We Have Always Pictured for Him”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some of these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece [...]

A Story of Hope with REID: “My Son has the Chance to Live the Life We Have Always Pictured for Him”2019-11-13T08:37:27-05:00

Thai Vegetable Coconut Rice

Looking for a delicious Meatless-Monday meal?  I’ve found it! One of my closest friends (and if I’m being honest, more like my therapist), Maggie sent this, Host the Toast recipe to me a year ago and we’ve been making it ever since. My whole family LOVES this recipe and it is a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables, especially if you’re trying to cut back on meat.  The recipe below has been modified from the Host the Tost original recipe to keep it lower in glutamate. I subbed lime juice for the vinegar, used [...]

Thai Vegetable Coconut Rice2019-11-08T14:22:30-05:00

Fibromyalgia

More and more studies are coming out linking the damaging effects of dietary free glutamate, excitotoxins, and aspartame to the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Studies quoting, "dramatic results", "84% reported that over 30% of their symptoms resolved", and "the removal of aspartame was followed by a complete regression of pain, without recurrence". So what are these dietary sources of excitotoxins and where can they be found? These eye-opening studies should shed some light on the importance of whole food and low-glutamate diet like REID. "The elimination of MSG and other excitotoxins from the diets of patients with fibromyalgia [...]

Fibromyalgia2019-10-31T12:52:17-04:00

Pumpkin Seed Croutons

Let’s be honest, my family tires of salads and I find myself frequently looking for ways to spice them up a bit.  I was inspired to make our own “croutons” about a year or two ago after purchasing the Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook and decided to put our own spin on her recipe.  One of my additions to the recipe was to include one of our favorite herbs, milk thistle. See this post as to why we love milk thistle. Milk thistle is great and is known to help calm microglial activation, which produces inflammatory cytokines [...]

Pumpkin Seed Croutons2019-10-25T19:49:51-04:00

A Story of Hope With REID: “The Radical Change Came When We Fully Committed To Diet”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some of these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece [...]

A Story of Hope With REID: “The Radical Change Came When We Fully Committed To Diet”2019-10-24T14:01:57-04:00

Urinary Incontinence & Glutamate

Many of our Facebook parents report an increase of bedwetting, potty accidents, and urinary incontinence when there has been accidental consumption of high glutamate foods, a flare of infection/overgrowths, aggravation or detox. Our family has experienced these symptoms when we are dealing with detox from homeopathy.  While I know there are other underlying factors that can contribute to this (constipation, retained primitive reflexes, histamine levels, etc.). I decided to do a little research on a possible glutamate connection and it appears as though there is a substantial connection.  Though not comprehensive, this is what I've found. "Various [...]

Urinary Incontinence & Glutamate2019-10-15T07:15:12-04:00

Pink Yogi Smoothie

Shortly after we moved, I discovered the Pink Yogi Smoothie, at a local juice bar.  It was so good that I immediately went home and tried to recreate this treat. A very sweet and creamy smoothie that tastes a lot like a milkshake- with less guilt and gastrointestinal distress.  While I haven’t made one of these for my son, it is very satisfying and I will occasionally use it as a meal replacement for those days I’m on the run. […]

Pink Yogi Smoothie2019-10-11T09:56:22-04:00
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