Crispy Kale Chips

Shortly after we started our journey with REID, one of my closest friends in Charlotte had us over for dinner, and she made the most delicious oven-baked kale chips.  Up until that point, I hadn’t eaten much kale, and I was delightfully surprised to see it prepared in this way.  Instead of choking down the soggy bitter green, we inhaled the crispy potato-like chips, leaving only crumbs.  From this dinner on, we started consuming kale chips on the regular.  These Crispy Kale Chips only take a few minutes to make and are an easy way to [...]

Crispy Kale Chips2020-09-14T14:03:43-04:00

Chia Seed Pudding

Are you looking for an easy, nutrient-packed recipe to keep on hand?  This chia seed pudding can quickly be served for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. Better yet, there are so many different ways that you can top-it, that you can put a unique spin on each serving. We love to top our chia seed pudding with granola, fresh fruit, fresh compote, microgreens (major nutrient boost), bee pollen, goji berries, and even thicker smoothies to make a parfait. […]

Chia Seed Pudding2020-04-14T09:56:11-04:00

Six Years Into Our Journey With REID

When we first started diet changes, I was overwhelmed by excitement and fear. Things were great- we had hope and direction. I felt excited and empowered to continue with REID because we finally saw progress. Not to mention, I was researching like a fool and connecting excess glutamate to so many of our son's symptoms. At the same time, I was also overwhelmed with the new food sensitives, underlying issues we were uncovering, and the genuine fear of how we were going to sustain this lifestyle for our son as he grew older.  How would I be [...]

Six Years Into Our Journey With REID2020-02-22T21:54:21-05:00

A Story of Hope with REID: “We Saw Progress on Day 4”

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… "12 weeks. Such a short amount of [...]

A Story of Hope with REID: “We Saw Progress on Day 4”2020-02-21T14:26:25-05:00

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
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