Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 14: A Test Drive Gone Terribly Wrong!!!

I am sorry to all the mom's out there that may have read this post or to those who will not get to read this, but I have been instructed to remove it because it is too personal ("do not air your dirty laundry").  I believe in my heat of hearts that 90% of mom's need to know that they are not alone in their "hard" moments. But because of organizations like CAS, we are meant to suffer alone and in silence.  Email me personally and we can connect about how difficult it is when major changes are happening in your diet that affect your mental health. 


  1. My Mom's friend has Celiac's. It's not a picnic. I say, if the gluten is making you this ill, don't eat it. Ask your doctor how necessary it is to eat gluten for the test. Seems ridiculous to make someone who may have Celiac's disease eat a gluten diet.

  2. "But because of organizations like CAS, we are meant to suffer alone and in silence."

    This statement really confuses me. Are you talking about CAS, the Children's Aid Society? If so, I'm confused how it ties into your 'changes in diet'...

  3. Andre, from everything that I've read from Tosca Reno to Celiac or gluten intolerance I'm learning how much the food we eat plays a major part in our emotions and mental sanity (ex. depression/anxiety/fatigue). The CAS comment is meant to let people know that the answer might actually be in the food we eat (one of many factor's of course) and not that we are bad parents or unfit parents because we might "lose control sometimes". Basically we are not actually insane, even if sometimes we might act like it. (does that help?)

  4. Nat,

    I just wanted to say I read the post you are now discussing and though it was personal it was a necessary post. Though I am not a parent I can relate to how physical health concerns can cause tensions to build. I think your post really showed the impact of physical health on our mental health, an important link that most people don't even consider. This is clearly the same impact poor nutrition has on children (and adults) with many psycho-social ailments. Now I’m not claiming that medical treatments are totally unnecessary (so for those reading please de-bunch your knickers now) , but I am saying that healthy eating habits can really help improve existing conditions especially when combined with proper treatment (chemical or therapeutic or natural).

    I think the fact that you are aware of your triggers and maintained control even in a moment of great stress is amazing. This doesn’t make you a bad parent or person at all. It makes you human.

  5. Melanie, that means so much too me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wish the internet was a safe forum to really discuss stuff that matters, but anyone can read my stuff, not know me and jump to conclusions. SO I guess Mark is right, keep the kids out of it! But I like what you say, don't stop talking about how diet and mental health are related. It's a part of what I'm going through and lets air that dirty laundry :D