Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Legal bacon!

Let this be a lesson to you all: Everywhere I shop, I always read labels of random things that I think might be SCD legal, because sometimes you get lucky. It's like an SCD treasure hunt!

For example: Today I walked to a local supermarket, and found out that Fud brand bacon (it's Mexican) is cured with no sugar! Hooray!

I know, right? Fud. Which would be pronounced food.

I thought that was pretty funny.

It's actually made in Texas, so don't worry about imported food issues. Really.

I'm going to make it this weekend! My son is going to be so excited! Yay!

Coconut oil for cradle cap

My son has suffered from cradle cap FOREVER. Seriously. It showed up when he was a baby, and now he's five years old.

It always came back no matter what we did, but I'd heard from somebody that coconut oil might work. Since it has antimicrobial effects, and it's natural, I thought I'd try it.

So, when my son next took a bath, I put a little less than a tablespoon of coconut oil on his head. I just kind of rubbed it in and made sure it wouldn't drip in his eyes.

After 10-15 minutes, we combed his head and then washed the oil out.

First of all, the flakes came right out, without tugging, pain or my son saying, "Ow!" and looking at me all wounded. :) His scalp looked a little red, but not too bad.

We repeated this a week later, and after that, we haven't had to do it. It is literally unbelievable. It's just...gone!

So go ahead and give it a try!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008!

So I came across this link and I thought I should talk a little bit about fish.

For a lot of people following the SCD, environmental toxins are a big problem. When your digestion is all screwed up, it can also be a sign that your body is having a terrible time processing toxins.

So, it's a good idea to avoid toxins as much as possible, yes?

I'd say so.

Red snapper? Very nice.

I'm sad to say that swordfish is RIGHT OUT, according to the link above. That's really sad, because it tastes FABULOUS. Abstaining forever doesn't sound all that great, but then again, neither does eating mercury.

However, light tuna, actual wild salmon, halibut, snapper, tilapia, and black sea bass are all great choice. Sea bass?

Not Chilean sea bass, no. They have to be black sea bass. And yes, you may eat the ill-tempered ones.