For nearly two years, we battled digestion issues and grumpy moods in one daughter. We fought fatigue, joint pain, and headaches.
After blood tests and x-rays and specialists and stress, the answer came: change her diet. My bread and butter and cheese loving child had a new protocol. It would involve flax seed and fish oil.
My father-in-law explained to me that flax seed works as a binding agent in the digestive tract, and fish oil reduces inflammation.
"But she won't eat it!" I cried
Enter Grandma. Grandma sprinkles the flax seed on my daughter's food, points to it, and says, "Now eat."
Nobody says no to Grandma.
Within a week, the digestion issues healed. My daughter began to wake up happy. She ran around the yard in the afternoons instead of lying on the couch. The dark circles under her eyes cleared. When people ask what changed, I tell them we add flax seed to everything and she takes a fish oil gummy (from Nordic Naturals) with a fruit smoothie (Greek yogurt, a tablespoon flax seed, milk, fruit!) every morning.
It's more expensive than bread and butter.
Changing a child's diet isn't easy. You have to commit. You have to plan. You have to save money and budget differently. Flax seed, fish oil, and fruit. So far, so good!
Do you take fish oil?