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Making supplements, Taking supplements

Posted Dec 17 2011 7:00am
Recently I found out that I can make my own calcium supplement.

I also found out that if the gut is damaged, that taking supplements is a waste of time. If the lining of the intestines is dysfunctional, then absorption of nutrients from food and supplementation is not going to happen.

So I started a batch of a home made calcium supplement, that is GAPS friendly.

I have always thought that getting nutrients thru food would be much better than taking a supplement, so this fits with my way of thinking.

In order for Isaac to take his fermented Cod Liver oi l, I have been putting it in his Popsicle. So far so good- but I also tried to make home made goat yogurt yesterday- and it was a flop- so I have to try again.

Right now I am also re- hydrating some kefir grains that I purchased from Cultures for Health , and I hope to replace most of Isaac's drinking water with Kefir water.

Also I have started sprouting some lentils in a jar on the counter, which should be a great source of beneficial enzymes for him. Lentils are loaded with Iron, and he needs this. He also needs supplementation with Zinc, so I have been looking at Vitamin rich foods loaded with Zinc.

Two foods that are high in Zinc are Tahini (sesame seed butter) and Pumpkin Seeds.

These are two foods I hope to purchase to help him get better.

I think food has  very big part in helping Isaac recover from Autism. Here is one story of recovery by use of the GAPS diet.

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