Haven’t done one of these in a while! My first random thing is: we have been taking Little Sir to the chiropractor to investigate some tummy issues he is having that might explain why he still won’t poop on the potty after being pee potty trained for around 6 months. Also, we are about to get kicked out of preschool if he can’t learn.
The chiropractor has pinpointed that he seems to have a sensitivity to soy — all soy, including soy lecithin (which is in everything) and soybean oil when used in a food. We also think he might be having trouble processing cow’s milk. He’s not lactose intolerant, but cow’s milk and cow’s milk products, especially cheese, seem to really make his tummy react. So we are going to try to go soy and dairy free for 2 weeks. This is way more difficult than I thought with him being in some kind of childcare or preschool for at least an hour up to 4 times a week. He has already been fed Goldfish (cheese) twice at church.
To try to solve this issue, yesterday we took a trip to the craft store and made this Pinterest inspired allergy bracelet for him to wear.
Speaking of things that Pinterest made me do, we also made these fun owl rolls last night!
I used Immaculate Baking crescent rolls which are soy and dairy free, and used soy-free dairy-free Enjoy Life chocolate chips for eyes and raw cashew halves for the beak.
Do you have any idea how many things contain some form of soy? This is disturbing considering that most soy is a GMO.
I could do a whole All The Drama On The Internets about how people suspect that Whole Foods is wavering in their support of Proposition 37 in California (a bill to label GMO’s), even though their latest newsletter seems to indicate otherwise. I do hope they stand firm, since there is literally no viable alternative for me to find this depth of soy-free dairy-free products outside of Whole Foods. I can’t really boycott them right now, guys. Sorry.
Another note regarding advocacy: there are a ton of great petitions and green actions going on right now within members of The Green Sisterhood, but I don’t publicize them all on this blog. I know a lot of my readers are just beginning on your green journey and I am not going ask you to sign a petition protesting something every day. However, I would highly encourage you to visit the Green Sisterhood web site or Facebook page to get more in-depth information that I often provide on this blog. Also, if you ever think I’m a little overboard with my “green” lifestyle, check out those ladies — they’re way more green than me!
I got a massage at Massage Envy yesterday and found out just how much my shoulders are jacked up. Whee! All those wheelbarrow and other Pilates moves that put all the body weight on the shoulders and neck have done some serious damage, moreso even than during my pregnancies when I worked 10 hour shifts at the computer. Moral of this story: make sure you keep your shoulders away from your ears when doing Pilates, folks.
Well that’s all for this week, be sure to visit Conversion Diary for links to more 7 Quick Takes Fridays.