I have been feeling really good the past few weeks. I wanted to share this because it might be connected with something we are doing different for me. We are working with a woman named Darlene Kvist who specializes in diets for people with neurological disorders. We changed my diet a lot a few months ago and I felt better right away. I don’t eat any gluten or dairy. I haven’t done that for many years and it has helped me so much, but I never wanted to eat meat. It made me feel bad for the animals and it made me feel sick in my stomach, so I was eating mostly rice and beans and vegetables and some fruits.
In the summer we started talking with Diane and she told me that without meat in my diet, my diet would have trouble because I couldn’t get the right…my Mom says…(Amino Acids.) Without the right amino acids my brain wouldn’t function right, so she really encouraged me to eat meat everyday. I have two different kinds everyday now and it is usually organic, so it doesn’t have hormones in it. I now eat four meals each day and I don’t eat much rice. She said it was too many carbs. I felt better right away after we changed to this diet. The other thing she said was to increase my fats a lot…a lot! I now have a lot of fats in my diet. I will have my Mom share what I am taking, but I can say that I feel so much calmer and more content.
**Here’s what Karly is now taking daily:
DHA 200: 6 ea day – 200 mg / gel cap=1200 mg / day
Omega -3 1000: 2 ea day
Org Coconut oil: 6 tsps each day
O Olive Oil: 4 tsps. each day
Butter: 4 tsps daily
Instead of Brown Rice Karly is eating more Hand Harvested Wild Rice
Darlene told me that most people can reduce their anxiety and depression by getting the right kinds of fats in the right amount in their bodies everyday. We made some changes about one month ago, we added more fats. It has made a huge difference. I wanted to share this because it’s been a few weeks now that we have added the extra fats and I feel like a different person. I hope this helps other girls with Rett.