It’s not uncommon for us to receive emails or social media comments/questions that go something like this…
“My son gives me a battle every time he eats. What do I do because he is so picky?”
If so, here’s some of our top tips:
- Start with implementing a nutrient dense breakfast first. Do not overwhelm yourself with trying to change every meal and all of the snacks at the same time!
- Implement 1 change at a time. For example, exchange 1 ingredient or product for a cleaner version, try 1 new nutrient dense recipe, clean out the processed foods in 1 area of the kitchen, implement 1 detox therapy at a time, etc. Then, do this 1 “new” thing until it becomes an “old habit” and you feel ready to try another “new” thing.
- Begin adding nutrient dense foods into your lifestyle before removing everything. This often makes the “exchange” easier for your child.
- Include healthy fats into your meal. Let’s face it…butter always makes things taste better!
- Allow your child to participate in the shopping, particularly in the produce department. They tend to be more willing to eat it if they were part of the “picking” process.
- Check out these blog posts for tips and suggestions. Some of these may not apply to you and your needs, but many of the ideas can be altered to work for you, as well as, help you move in the right direction.
And finally, but most importantly…
Be patient and gracious with yourself and your child! Do the best you can and forgive yourself when you just can’t!
This tip is actually one of the reasons we want to feature brave cancer fighter, Braylynn, and her incredible mama, Candy.
Read her story below, but please also notice how much impact her doing “as much as I could” is making in both of their lives!!
Braylynn’s Favorite Sport or Activity:
Coloring and drawing
Braylynn’s Favorite Healthy Food:
- Fermented foods are great for the gut! Here’s an easy sauerkraut recipe, and here’s a pickle recipe that you might enjoy.
Braylynn’s Health Tip:
Use essential oils and do detox baths.
Braylynn’s Story with KICKcancER:
(This is shared by Braylynn’s mom, Candy.)
We adopted our daughter knowing there was a possibility she would relapse with PH+ ALL. Her original diagnoses was 8/2013, she came to us 6/2015 and she had three great years until her relapse in June 2018.
The first month of her chemo treatment made her ANC go down to 7 and WBC to 0, which lead her to get Pneumonia and Pseudomonas, became septic and we thought we were going to lose her. After that I found Season Johnson and began to put as much of her protocol into place that I could. I say “as much as I could” because kids and vegetables are hard (who feels me?), but we are incorporating as many veggies as we can little by little. Currently it is just cucumbers and broccoli, and we’ll take it!
We also use essential oils, do detox baths and castor oil packs and we have not seen her ANC go anywhere near as low as the first month since we started, and her energy level after treatment is much better. She bounces back quicker after a treatment than she did during her first month.
We are so grateful for Season and her heart to serve others going through this journey. Her protocol has made so much difference during our daughter’s treatment.