Friday, August 15, 2008

Griffin's Gluten-Free Adventure

Over the last week, our family has taken on a new adventure. A GLUTEN and CASEIN FREE DIET....why you ask. Well, Griffin has always struggled with excema on his feet since he was a little fella. Not wanting to treat it the traditional way with creams and allergy meds, we have embraced a more holistic approach. A week ago he and I went to the Center for Restorative Medicine and met with a fabulous doctor. I was so encouraged that he would take over an hour and a half to meet with us, pray with us and learn about my little guy. Our goal is to purge his system of gluten, rebuild his GI Tract, and heal his allergies from the metabolic level. This so excites me!! So, after a week we have collected 2 stool samples, a urine sample, and bought out the gluten free section at Kroger. :-)
I was a bit overwhelmed at the thought of removing everything from his diet, but thankfully we are getting it. I have had some sweet friends refer me to great websites and have talked with other moms in my shoes. We don't know if this will be temporary or not, but are hopeful and thankful to see his body healed.
I have attached a "before" picture of his feet. To many of you, this won't look bad, because it actually looks 100 times better than a few months ago.

Please pray for my stamina and creativity while cooking new meals, Griffin's attitude for trying new things, and for God's healing of his body.


Chrystal said...

Oh my goodness! Poor little guy. I'll definitely be praying for his sweet little feet.

Anna Morrison said...

I glad you are getting answers and are able to move forward. Good job, Laurie. You are such an amazing mother.

Benji and Rebekah said...

What an adventure you are embarking on....but how exciting! I love that you are trying to 'heal' his little feet with food and not meds. Good for you!