Before the First Cup, guest April Boden – Immunity, Deception & the Global Petri Dish 4-24-2017

Before the First Cup – Social Engineering, Peer Pressure, Personal Data & 21st C Panopticon 4-14-17 – http://ucy.tv/Pages/Video/2Fy-Fef0pSM

AYDAN’S ROAD TO RECOVERY –
https://aydansrecovery.wordpress.com/

The Truth About Vaccines – https://go.thetruthaboutvaccines.com/

Why I don’t trust Robert Kennedy, Jr. – https://aydansrecovery.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/1058/

Bedford’s RFK Jr. bashes vaccine bill in Albany –
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/06/02/rfk-bedford-vaccine-bill/28368943/

Deadly Immunity –
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/deadly-immunity-20110209

Former Merck Scientists Sue Merck Alleging MMR Vaccine Efficacy Fraud – http://ahrp.org/former-merck-scientists-sue-merck-alleging-mmr-vaccine-efficacy-fraud/

Former CDC Head and Current Merck President Caught in Fraud Scandal – http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1164827

REP. Bill Posey Calling for Investigation into CDC’s MMR fraud – https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4546421/rep-bill-posey-calling-investigation-cdcs-mmr-reasearch-fraud

Measles virus for cancer therapy –
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3926122/

Emerging Risks of Live Virus & Virus Vectored Vaccines –
http://www.nvic.org/cmstemplates/nvic/pdf/live-virus-vaccines-and-vaccine-shedding.pdf

CRISPR genome editing and immunotherapy – the early adopter – https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-04-crispr-genome-immunotherapy-early.html

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types – https://phys.org/news/2017-04-nanoparticle-vaccine-potential-immunotherapy-multiple.html

U.S. CONTINUES DEFENSIVE GERM WARFARE RESEARCH –
http://www.nytimes.com/1982/09/07/us/us-continues-defensive-germ-warfare-research.html

FDA questioned about genetically engineered HPV DNA in Gardasil – http://www.beyondconformity.org.nz/hilarys-desk/fda_questioned_about_genetically_engineered_hpv_dna_in_gardasil_worldwide

Before the First Cup with Jules – New Gardasil-9, FDA, Plum Island
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdLYhl1pwrQ

Before the First Cup with Jules – Gardasil Vax Makes HPV Infection MORE Likely 4-30-2015 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74mA2nrVM2g

Co-evolving Antivirals Aim to Keep Ahead of Fast-Changing Viruses – http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2016-04-07a

DARPA INTERCEPT Program for Biodefense Countermeasures – https://globalbiodefense.com/2016/04/11/darpa-bto-intercept-therapeutic-platform/

Immunization Safety Review: SV40 Contamination of Polio Vaccine and Cancer –
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK221112/

Vaccines Cultured in Chick Embryos Contain Retroviruses With Cancer Risk to Humans – http://www.vaccines.me/articles/bdijz-vaccines-cultured-in-chick-embryos-contain-retroviruses-with-cancer-risk-to-humans.cfm

Pig Virus DNA Found in Rotavirus Vaccine –
http://www.webmd.com/children/vaccines/news/20100322/pig-virus-found-in-gsk-rotavirus-vaccine#1

Humans have antibodies reactive with Bovine leukemia virus –
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14709247

Bovine Leukemia Virus DNA in Human Breast Tissue –
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/20/5/13-1298_article

Bovine Leukosis Virus (BLV) on U.S. Dairy Operations, 2007 –
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahms/dairy/downloads/dairy07/Dairy07_is_BLV.pdf

Executive Order — Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda
https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/11/04/executive-order-advancing-global-health-security-agenda-achieve-world

The Prion Chronicles: The Story Of Interferon – https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/the-prion-chronicles-the-story-of-interferon/

Activation of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Long Terminal Repeat by Vaccinia Virus –
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC288995/pdf/jvirol00166-0237.pdf

AIDS Epidemic Triggered by Smallpox Vaccine –
https://i1.wp.com/truthquest2.com/assets/londontimesarticle.jpg

California School Provides Door to Door Vaccination!
http://aydansrecovery.blogspot.com/2011/10/california-school-provides-door-to-door.html

Baboon Study Reveals New Shortcoming of Pertussis Vaccine –
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/baboon-study-reveals-new-shortcoming-of-pertussis-vaccine/

Duration of virus shedding after trivalent intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccination –
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15954490

Avian Flu Shedding –
http://www.fao.org/avianflu/en/qanda.html#10

Man Has Polio Virus Living in Gut for 30 Years –
http://www.livescience.com/52004-polio-virus-gut-shedding.html

Persistent measles virus infection of the intestine: confirmation by immunogold electron microscopy. –
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7737565

Shape-Shifting Vaccines Wanted for Killer Viruses –
https://www.seeker.com/shape-shifting-vaccines-wanted-for-killer-viruses-1771196682.html

Trump administration removes Obama surgeon general – https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/22/trump-administration-removes-surgeon-general-vivek-murthy

Why I don’t trust Robert Kennedy, Jr.

A run down on why RFK Jr is not a part of the anti-vaccine movement. He continues to support mandatory vaccines and doesn’t address the elephant sized hoax in the room, herd immunity myth.

The Deadly Impossibility Of Herd Immunity Through Vaccination, by Dr. Russell Blaylock: http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2012/02/18/the-deadly-impossibility-of-herd-immunity-through-vaccination-by-dr-russell-blaylock/

ROBERT KENNEDY JR VS TUCKER CARLSON (4/20/2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COm17PrYq38

Robert Kennedy Jr. wades into debate over mandatory vaccination bill: http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-robert-kennedy-jr-mandatory-vaccination-bill-20150407-story.html

Aydans Road to Recovery: https://aydansrecovery.wordpress.com/

Truther Talk: http://truthertalk.com/

April Boden on Vaccines and the Medical Industrial Complex

Published on Apr 20, 2017

April Boden joins Our Interesting Times to discuss the risks of vaccines as well as the origins of the medical industrial complex and how it relates to the New World Order.

April is the mother of three children, a former podcast host and a blogger. Her son Aydan contracted autism at age one after being vaccinated. Her website is aydansrecovery.wordpress.com.

UnSpun 064 – April Boden: “Vaccines: What Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You”

Originally aired on April 11, 2017:

Tonight at 5pm PST – April Boden joins us to discuss vaccines and Aydan’s story. April Boden is a mom, former podcast host, and blogger, and joins us from https://aydansrecovery.wordpress.com to discuss the facts of vaccines that you won’t hear from your doctor or the MSM. April’s son, Aydan, contracted autism via vaccine when he was one year old. April has fought to expose vaccines and the agenda behind them for many years. This is a show you don’t want to miss. Join us live at 5pm.

Vaccine Injury Awareness!

This mom shares her experience as an autism mom via an amazing essay she wrote. She also covers topics such as the abusive educational system, CDC ignorance, and why you should never ever think about giving your time, money and energy to Autism Speaks.
#Aydansrecoveryblogspot
#Vaccinesdestroylives
#thetruthaboutvaccines
#vaccineskill
#Billgatesisamurderer

A MOTHER’S DESCRIPTION OF WATCHING HER SON SLIDE INTO AUTISM AFTER VACCINE…AND SHE WANTS HER SON BACK – GAIA HEALTH

A Mother’s Description of Watching Her Son Slide into Autism After Vaccine…and She Wants Her Son Back.
https://therefusers.com/a-mothers-description-of-watching-her-son-slide-into-autism-after-vaccineand-she-wants-her-son-back-gaia-health/

VACCINES AND THE DARK UNDERWORLD OF OBSTETRICS AND PEDIATRICS

CHILDREN ARE BEING SEVERELY HARMED BY OBSTETRICIANS AND PEDIATRICIANS
 
3-17 – This video is about infants and very young children being severely harmed by obstetricians and pediatricians. Jeanice Barcelo interviews April Boden, the mother of a vaccine injured child. April describes her journey to motherhood as one of trauma and abuse at the hands of a psychopathic obstetrician who never even bothered to make eye contact with her during labor or childbirth. Numerous unnecessary ultrasounds during pregnancy, combined with a forced induction that was halted due to a nurse’s intervention, as well as amniotomy, pitocin, and 25 failed epidural attempts, made her birthing experience absurdly traumatic both for herself and her son, Aydan. Despite being separated from her son for SIX HOURS after birth, April and Aydan were recovering successfully from birth trauma and bonding strongly. Then disaster hit. Just after Aydan had turned 1, he was given several vaccines at once and he suffered neurological and physical damage that led to autism. April describes her experience of watching the changes in her son, which include loss of speech and repeatedly walking around in circles on tippy toes when at the playground. Despite the obvious vaccine injury, the pediatrician continued to insist that Aydan was “within the normal range” and that vaccines could not possibly have caused a problem.
 
Please listen to this amazing mother’s story and tune in to Ty Bollinger’s new docu-series, “The Truth about Vaccines,” during which April and her son will be interviewed. You can view the series here: The Truth About Vaccines
 
Websites:
April Boden: Aydan’s Road to Recovery https://aydansrecovery.wordpress.com/ and Truther Talk http://truthertalk.com/
Jeanice Barcelo: Birth of a New Earth – television show http://www.BirthofaNewEarth.com
 
Also please check out my vision for community: Birth of a New Earth Radio Show https://www.patreon.com/BirthofaNewEa…
 
For more great videos from Birth of a New Earth, please visit Naturally Better TV: http://www.naturallybetter.tv/network…
 

VAXXED through the eyes of an Autism Mom!

There’s a ton of reviews out there about the film Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe but I haven’t written mine yet, so here we go…

This last April just in time for Autism Awareness Month.. which I hate by the way, as I see it as nothing more than an in your face ritual child sacrifice to the cult of Baal or the God Moloch or some other such demonic being… Or at the least a marketing strategy that morbidly celebrates chemically induced brain damage… But anyway.. I hate autism awareness month and it’s not just that I hate it but for the past several years April is a month that brings out the worst in my severely autistic son, Aydan’s symptoms.. Could it be histamine? Or seasonal changes or what?? We’ve tested couldn’t find anything but yet it still happens.. Sound familiar autism moms?

Anyway.. though my name is April, I hate the month of April.. When T.S. Eliott wrote ‘April is the cruelest month..’ he wasn’t lying.. So, I ignored the Vaxxed news.  I didn’t have time to dwell on a film about what had happened to my vaccine injured child,  as I was too busy dealing with my vaccine injured child.  I wasn’t on any social media and didn’t have any interest, I just wanted my child to get better.. I just wanted to be his mommy and nothing else.

In the month of May I received an email notifying me that to my surprise a screening was about 5 minutes from my house with a filmmakers’ Q & A directly following the show. I live in a small town about an hour north of Los Angeles where the screening had appeared previously on my son’s birthday (ironically in April), so I didn’t go to that one nor do I go to much anything that is an hour away.. But here it was just 5 minutes..  I could get away for a couple of hours and go see it; and I did.

I knew what the film was about. I knew just about all the information presented. I knew that the CDC lied about the MMR vaccine / autism connection. I knew that Andrew Wakefield was precisely correct and that everything he described happening to his patients all of whom had gut disease and were subsequently diagnosed with autism following MMR vaccination, happened to my son in the exact same way.  I heard the mother’s in the film talk about their child’s regression into autism following MMR and it was exactly what had happened to mine.  I heard these stories 1000s of times from 1000s of parents..

So, I sat in the theater and expected to be under-whelmed by the information since after all I knew everything, right?  What I didn’t know was how seeing our story play out before my eyes would affect me emotionally.  Within the first 5 minutes I began to bite my lip in an effort to try to prevent the tears from streaming down my face… I couldn’t stop them.. I tried to clear my eyes, so I could see the screen but I had to look away several times just to compose myself.. I cried because I thought of all the things I had been too busy to deal with in the previous month.. I cried because I thought of all the years of struggle and wasted time… I cried because I thought of my son and his gut pain and how he dealt with it by hurting himself and others at times.. I cried because I felt loss… I cried because I was angry that as mothers we told this story 1000s of times and that it took exposing a bunch of lying officials for anyone to care.. Or even half care… I cried because I couldn’t help myself, it was just too much…

At the end of the film when producer, Del Bigtree asked the families’ of the vaccine injured to stand, I stood.. I didn’t want to as my knees were knocking and I knew once again it would be hard to compose myself..

Many people at the end stuck around to socialize and talk to the filmmakers but I was eager to get home to my family and I knew my time was limited.  When I arrived at home I could see a group of not to happy people. Chaos had ensued and yet another melt down had occurred followed by a number two, bathroom accident because well.. My son received the MMR vaccine and developed gut disease and was subsequently diagnosed with autism..  I mean.. Do I really need to keep saying this?  This scene has been common place since about mid-February and the thing that prompted me to write this essay is that it happened two more times just today.. And ‘yes’ he is toilet trained and ‘yes’ we have seen the doctor and run the tests and the tests have rendered us no answers.. Sound familiar autism moms?

So back to my review of Vaxxed.. I’m glad this information has finally come out of the shadow and into the light.  I’m grateful that there’s been a whistle-blower who had a crisis of conscience that will hopefully spare many children from the same fate as my son.  This film has awakened many including members of my own family to the truth, which is undeniably a positive move in the right direction.. But I still have to clean up poop from the porch and bring out my carpet cleaner a couple of times a week.. My son still has to suffer with severe gut pain and little to no ability to express his feelings… And I as his mother suffer right along with him. I wrote an essay about 6 years ago where I stated I would give my life to God if I could take away one.. just ONE vaccine that had been given to my son, because I know that seemingly small thing would make his life better today.  So Vaxxed?  Yes, it’s good film, an important film that everyone should see but it is a story about real people, a story about real suffering and a story that should have never needed to be told.. And unfortunately, it’s a story that can’t take away the damage that has been done.

10 days (ish) of GAPS / SCD pies!

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Being on a restrictive diet; albeit a healing one can be daunting, especially if you’ve never been much of a cook.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I was not a natural Suzy home-maker.  I was not raised being taught how to cook, sew and garden like the generations before mine.  I found these acts of empowered survival to be tedious chores.  It was not until my 2nd child, Aydan regressed into autism and severe gut dysbosis after vaccination that I began to re-think my position.

When we started our journey into gluten and dairy free back in 2007, it wasn’t the high profile diet it is today.  There weren’t GF versions of everything from panko crumbs to oreo cookies.  It was just beginning to boom in popularity and I was willing to partake in whatever short-cut was available to me, until I realized this didn’t work.  Unless you’re a severe celiac, gluten is just a minor part of the problem.  As described in this article by SCD lifestyle, the 12 billion dollar gluten free fad has expanded from “health” food stores to everything from Wal-mart, Domino’s and gluten free Dunkin’ Donuts.  How can any of that be healthy?  It isn’t and it never was.  To think that the mainstream medical and agricultural industries are the only ones to want to make a buck off of sickness is pretty naive.  I was this naive at one time and loved the idea of a quick an easy gluten free waffle from Trader Joe’s but healing does not take place this way.

Leaky gut and dysbosis is epidemic and at the root of many autoimmune and neurological issues, as Natasha McBride explains in her book, the Gut and Psychological Syndrome.   Even Dr. McBride describes the non-cooks and how if you are one of these, it’s best to start with the full diet before doing the stages as it will help ween you into the habit of cooking everything from scratch.. the way people did before ‘food’ came in boxes and bags.  This is exactly what I did.

Before I knew anything about GAPS or Paleo, I read a little book called, Breaking the Viscous Cycle by Elaine Gottschal on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet which would become the basis for GAPS.  Elaine was not a scientist nor a doctor, she was a mom.. which made me trust her even more.  She was not selling anything, she was just trying to make sense of a diet that had been introduced to her by a doctor many years prior in order to prevent major surgery and heal her daughter from Ulcer Colitis.  Her daughter healed and I wanted in.. I wanted my son to heal too.  The science made sense to me.. monosaccharides or simple carbohydrates won’t aggravate the gut as complex (di/poly-saccharides) would.  I used to think of it as trying to walk on a broken leg, the leg could never heal that way and thus same is true for the gut; it could never heal were it constantly working to break down complex foods… Aha!

From there I was off… With a single cookbook and several printed recipes I went from never having made a pie-crust in my life to creating an entire SCD Thanksgiving dinner including pie.. Pumpkin and pecan (in case you were wondering).

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My family was supportive though maybe not as enthusiastic about the outcome and for years would always ask me if they could just cheat a little.. just one frozen pie, just one batch of stuffed mushrooms with Philly cream cheese..

 

 

Over the years under the consultation of nutritionist and doctors, I would change the diet several times, experimenting with Body Ecology, Low Oxalate, etc etc… but NEVER going back to the old pre-made way.. Once you know there’s no way to unknow..  This sounds easier than it is.. Several years ago, I wrote an article Autism, Cooking and Most of All, Love where I go into greater detail about the aches and pains of cooking on autism.  It hurts.. it does.. the social stigma, the friends, family, therapist and teachers.. even when well meaning can question, derail and just drive you nuts.  Eh hem….

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So, here we are in 2016, back on SCD /GAPS having gone through the stages last Summer, we are in full swing.  For this month of February, I needed a birthday cake.. two actually.  My oldest son and my biggest food critic was turning 13 and when I asked him what he wanted a couple weeks before the big event, he let me know in no uncertain terms ‘not an Aydan friendly cake and not a cake at all.. but rather a pie.’  At first not caring what type of pie but later driving inspiration from the hit indie game, Undertale, he requested a Butterscotch cinnamon pie… Now I had gotten better over the years; not only was my cooking good, it was damn good and I could bake the grain free with the best of them.. Though maybe not as pretty as the average food blogger, it was served up fresh daily with lots of love and hard work.  Very little have I accomplished in my life that I am more proud of then learning to cook wholesome foods for my family.  But pie???? Oh my… And something I had never even thought of butterscotch… Well..  Approximately 10 days before the venture, my husband suggests I go on an experiment, ‘try making a pie everyday up until his birthday.. a count down..’  I took the challenge and have compiled a list of the recipes I tried.. And as for Aydan he loves it when he finds me in the kitchen often combining two of his favorite ASL signs, ‘make’ and ‘eat’ to let me know I’m on the right track.  He’ll even volunteer assistance which I LOVE!!

Okay… So enough with the build up.. here we go…

WIN_20160124_12_01_33_ProDay 1: Crust less Pumpkin Pie.  I did this one because it was what I had in the house to work with.. I took Aydan and the baby to the library only to return home and find the entire pie gone.  The soon to be 13 year old got hungry and it was that good.  I made another for dessert and served it with Coconut Vanilla (dairy free) ice-cream.

Day 2: Real Food Banana Cream Pie.  Again just what I had around the house and I did not use the vanilla stevia.  Instead I used honey to taste, you don’t need a lot as bananas and coconut are naturally sweet.

Day 3: Coconut Cream Pie.  Also AIP friendly.

Day 4: Blueberry Pie.  I got the 13 year old in on this one and made it a homeschool project.  We didn’t make the top crust and used a different crust recipe which was so good it would become my crust choice from here on out: Dan’s awesome pie crust.

Day 5: Apple pie crumble.  I started on a key-lime but it needed to gel overnight, so I went back to a tried and true dessert I make frequently.  Super easy and inspired by a recipe from my first SCD cookbook, Cooking to Heal Little Tummies.

Ingredients:

-5/6 Apples peeled and cored

-1-2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon

-1 Stick of butter

-2 1/2 cups of almond flour or meal

Instructions: Pre-heat oven 325 degrees.  Cook apples over medium heat in a skillet with coconut oil or butter.  Don’t over-soften as they’ll end up in the oven.  Add cinnamon, I will sometimes also add nutmeg, ginger or cardamom.  Remove from heat and place into a pie pan.  Blend Almond flour and butter.  Add crust paste to top covering completely.  Heat about 15-20 minutes.

P.S. This recipe can just as well make a pear crumble or a berry crumble just don’t skillet fry before-hand.

Day 5: Key Lime Pie with Dan’s Awesome Scd crust.  My oldest son and biggest critic loved this one the most.  Big hit!

Day 6: Lemon Pie.  This tasted a bit like yoplait yogurt and wasn’t as popular as the others so far but was still pretty good.

Day 7: Dairy Free Pear Custard.  Okay this is not a pie but can be used in a pie as any custard or pudding can.

Day 8: Lemon Meringue Pie, This was a huge hit with my husband.  Though my son, Aydan LOVES pecans, he is mildly allergic and tolerates almond a bit better, so I stuck with Dan’s Awesome Crust recipe and didn’t use the one described by the Nerdy Farm Wife.  WIN_20160131_15_07_31_Pro

My husband loved this one so much that he asked me to make this again for his birthday, also the first week of February.  I made two just in case.

Day 9: Chocolate Cake with Almond butter frosting.  Chocolate is not allowed on SCD but on GAPS, Natasha McBride says it’s an okay once in a while but only on the full diet and after sincere healing.  Again, not a pie but I got busy and took a break to return to a tried and true recipe.  This was really well received the first time I made but less so the second.  I never used the almond slivers and I’m not sure what I did differently that made it better the first time.  I think I added more butter and less almond butter in the frosting as the biggest complaint was the almond butter was overwhelming.

For my husband’s birthday I made this chocolate cake with buttercream frosting instead.. Yes, I made 2 lemon merinuges and a chocolate cake!! You don’t have to tell me it’s time for detox but it was a party and a great way to end the holidays.

Day 10: Birthday!! Butterscotch Cinnamon pie! Old habits die hard and for the big day my son did not want to sway his position on a non-Aydan friendly pie.  He insisted upon his Undertale inspired Butterscotch cinnamon after seeing this reconstruction from Feasts of Fiction. maxresdefault

So in order to include everyone, I made two pies. Here’s the SCD / GAPS version.

I used my old favorite Dan’s pie crust (which has cinnamon in it) and this recipe for Butterscotch pudding as the filling, then topped it with coconut whipped cream.

Now I know that this is not a regular practice in the process of gut healing as explicitly described here as a common mistake in GAPS by the Healthy Home Economist. You can’t go hog-wild with baking and especially nut flours.

And I also know that for those who have been following my writing for a while this sort of thing strikes as a bit soft ball.. after all, I’ve been the hard hitting, anti-establishment autism mom witch … I assure all of you, I still got it in me.. I have not nor will I ever forgive the pharma shilling powers that poison our children but for now, I can think of nothing more empowering and healing than being a stay-at-home.. A mom who is truly present, truly listening, truly healing, truly loving (or mostly and always trying)… Oh… And not to mention gardening, fermenting, baking, doing laundry, doing dishes, nursing, cleaning poopy diapers, scrubbing toilets and all around kicking ass..  (I know.. it’s hard, I am NOT a super mom… And it’s harder than that.. I’m an autism mom and believe me I’m exhausted)..

But for now, I choose to take lemons and make lemon pie… 6e51b9fda59927b7ae4ebabb1cb39340

Happy eating and healing!!
(References in the body of the essay).

 

The Holidays on Autism (And Loving the Life I never knew I wanted)!

To be an autism mom means spending several hours making a home-made advent calendar so your leaky gut, autoimmune, GAPS kid feel included and having him wake up in the middle of the night to completely obliterate it…

Now I know it wasn’t much to look at to begin with.. I have honestly never been super artistically inclined or artsy crafty.. At least not compared to the numerous experts you see on pinterest.  Growing up I was certain I’d be a “working” mom.  I thought I’d be a teacher, writer or a radio talk show host… Wait.. come to think of it, I am all those things.. I just don’t get paid for it.. Well.. at least not in monetary value.

After being thrust into stay-at-home mom-hood by a highly demanding vaccine damaged child, I discovered something miraculous.. I love it!  Now, I’ve had my moments.. I’ve had those times I thought I just couldn’t handle it, that it would be easier to have a job.. Thoughts that I was insignificant and that I wish I could do more to contribute to society. And of course those days where the kids are just driving me nuts and an outside job would be like a spa day.. But at some point in my middle aged life, I started growing up and growing up means identifying your priorities, your core-values, the things that truly matter.. What mattered to me? My family.  When I took the time to introspect and really think about it, I couldn’t think of anything that truly mattered to me other than my family. Maybe a few other things or people but mainly it was the fam.
Now, don’t get me wrong.. I would do just about anything to take back my son’s vaccine injury. I can’t in fact think of anything I wouldn’t do.. but if it weren’t for him I may have not figured out the true meaning of life.. the true depth of a mother’s love.. hell.. I might have still been feeding my kids nabisco crackers, radioactive cheetos, trix yogurts…

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And lord knows what else..

Now I’m a mom that cooks.. A LOT.. GAPS diet, grain free, organic, nutrient rich foods.. I’m the mom that makes a Weekly meal planner.. I’m the mom that reads the flylady daily and gets way too excited about it.  I’m the mom who homeschools.. I’m a mom who is very busy and over-extended and I’m a mom who loves her life.. I love my life and I can think of nothing more significant than taking care of the people I love most.
Okay back to the advent calendar….
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No, this one wasn’t the one I made.. The one I made wasn’t nearly this professional looking but you can find this project idea and others and several others at decoholic.
What I did was way more white-trash, ghetto… or whatever equal opportunity offensive term you want to use.. What I did was as follows…
Materials:
2 egg cartons
Decorations (I used paint, glitter, stickers and ornaments)
Numbers to mark calendar days (I found mine at the 99 cent store)
Candies or toys (Some ideas for GAPs legal candies Honey Acres, Dante’s Confections or make your own)
Wrapping paper
Poster board
Velcro, glue and tape
Instructions:
1. Take the two egg cartons and glue them together.  You can decorate them if you like, however you like.  I had Aydan help me with this part. We painted and sprinkled them with glitter.
2. Glue the cartons to the poster board.
3. Place the toys or candies in the egg cartons.  If you plan to hang it up or keep it upright, better use something to attach them so they won’t fall out.
4. Wrap the egg cartons with paper.
5. Make a small hole or slit so you can poke through the paper without the entire thing falling apart.
6. Place the numbers on top of cartons representing the 24 days of Christmas with tape or velcro (you have to sort of feel your way through this one).
7. Decorate the remaining part of the poster board (I used stickers, bells and Christmas ornaments.. just stuff I had around the house).
8.  Guard it with your life around your GAPS, autism kiddo or it WILL get obliterated!! I speak from experience.
So what did I say when I started this blog post?  Oh yeah…
‘To be an autism mom means spending several hours making a home-made advent calendar so your leaky gut, autoimmune, GAPS kid feel included and having him wake up in the middle of the night to completely obliterate it…’
True!! And love means doing it all over again… So here I go…
Happy Holidays!

 

Food, Love and Autism.. Again

A while back I wrote an essay tiled Food, Love and Autism.  It was re-titled and published by the late great Heidi Stevenson, former editor of Gaia-Health.  At the time I was still struggling and crying over the food issue with autism.  Our kiddos are the guttiest kids with leaky guts the size of the Grand Canyon.  Even main-stream ‘science’ has caught up to what us autism parents’ have known since the beginning.  The gut effects the brain.. like A LOT.

Today, I am the mother of a 10 year old with severe vaccine injury; I’m a veteran autism mom with 8 years nutritional therapy research experience.. who still cries and struggles over diet but hey.. it’s worth it and bringing out my inner June Cleaver is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me.  I have been blessed to be a stay at home mother of 3 beautiful kids and the wife of a husband who works hard to make it all happen.

And lately I’ve been taking a break from kicking ass, to kick ass even harder at home.. This is an attempt to kick ass at making GAPS friendly caramel apples.. It wasn’t a huge success but you can taste the love…

Okay.. they’re a hot sticky mess… WIN_20151028_133451

If you care to venture, I found this recipe at the Liberated Kitchen.. Good luck and Happy healing in love to all our vaccine injured children.. You deserve a sticky, yummy apple with goo all over it.. You’re welcome kids!! Parents.. I warned you. 😉