Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Underground Wellness

My new obsession!!
I am very quickly developing an absolute passion for this!

http://undergroundwellness.com

Have learned sooooooooo much from the sessions  ... from GMO foods to leaky gut to allergies ... parasites, candida .... and how food is medicine ... and which food are the best medicines ... and add to that how mental health and ALL other health related issues are connected to a healthy gut/digestive system so so sooooo much wisdom that they have shared.

SO.

Now I have decided to start a complete new diet for our family ... going to first try it out on myself and then the rest ... obviously Eden with her skin condition (and my son, Caden who has severe allergies) will be my priority.

Going to take some time to draw up a diet plan ... a HUGE part of this lifestyle/diet change involves planning ... so I will take the next few weeks to plan it.

Big changes will happen in our lives as from next year ... let's just get the December festivities (Christmas and birthdays) out of the way.

With regards to Eden's progression ... THANKFULLY the 18 month flare have passed and her skin is now healing again ... but it can strike any time again ... she's writing exams and have been studying like crazy which obviously adds stress ... and results in more skin issues ... but, so far it wasn't too bad and thankfully she only has 3 non-study subjects left. WHOOOHOOO.

A few pics of Eden's skin ...
Her legs are always the worst ... the pictures don't do it justice but you can get an idea.


The back always has sores and a redness with thick skin behind her knees 


The last flare resulted in her scratching chunks out of her skin like this.


Having said that ... she is a lot happier then she has been during the past 18 months and slowly but surely we are reaching that final destination of healed skin.



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Sunday, 2 November 2014

FLARE LASTING 3 WEEKS

Each one of Eden's major flares this year have lasted 3 weeks ... this past one was the same but it hit hard and fast and caused so much skin damage that it will take at least 2x or 3x that time to heal and start looking normal again.

I will post more pics soon .... just in a rush at the moment ... wanted to say that the flare have past ... one down ... ??? to go.

Every time a flare passes ... I feel like I can breath again (it's so weird, like I hold my breath every time the flare hits ... it's sooooo exhausting ... and I'm not even the one suffering with the condition).

Eden's brave through all this ... still gets down and despondent at times ... still dreams and longs for the day when she's normal and able to do the stuff normal kids her age does ... but until then .... we will "bite the bullet".

AND

GOOD LUCK EDEN ... (starting final year exams in the next 8 days).
She's been home this entire final term of school so lots to catch up on.

Once again ... so grateful for the understanding we get from her school (particularly the principal) and her two friends that bring homework and help her where I can't (with schoolwork) ... thanks K & S xxx

EDEN HAVE SOME SPECIAL SISTER TIME