Welcome to Nourished Blessings! This blog was created to share our journey restoring health with natural remedies and by following a low glutamate/reduced excitatory inflammatory diet (REID). I would first like to acknowledge those working to bring awareness to the dangers of glutamate and credit Dr. Katherine Reid, Ph.D. and Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. for sharing their abundant knowledge on the role of excess glutamate in various health issues. I strongly encourage you to explore some of their research. It is because of these two, that I have been compelled to share our story and empowered to crusade against the dangers of excess glutamate. We will be forever grateful for them.
I am not an expert nor a professional chef, but just a mom working as hard as possible to give my child the gift of health and the opportunity to be the best he can be. I do not claim to have all of the answers, rather I just want to create a central location for some of the information we’ve learned along the way. I hope that this blog provides more input as how to realistically implement this lifestyle change and share more of our personal journey, discoveries and healing options. You can read more about our story here. Thank you for visiting.
The story of how our family’s journey began, how we discovered REID and how we navigated our way to better health using food and natural remedies. Our very own Story of Hope in overcoming gross/fine motor delays, sensory processing disorder, apraxia, hypotonia, visual processing disorder, mast cell activation, and autism.
Lowering Glutamate & Protecting Against Glutamate Damage
Obviously diet is one of the most important, if not, the most important step in lowering glutamate. However, these remedies may prove beneficial in helping those when experiencing a peak of symptoms related to high glutamate and neurological inflammation.
Why does my child do this?
There is an overwhelming learning curve when trying to navigate what might be causing your child’s symptoms; determining what tests are needed, how to order them, learning new terminology and often a sense of panic to fix things now. This symptom checklist may help provide some insight as to what may be triggering your child’s symptoms.