Lactobacillius For Thought
After Lana's seizure scare, we decided to have a full work-up done to make sure she is at her optimal health. A Holistic Pediatrician tests for lots of other things, that a regular pediatrician may not check for, like vitamin deficiencies, etc. I had to submit a three day diet plan and go over Lana's health records before we could meet with the pediatrician. It was a wonderfully informative/motivating meeting. I learned about ways I can step it up in the kitchen to help boost my family's immune system. One lesson in particular that I walked away with was to take it down few notches when it comes to sanitizing. The nutrition expert explained to me that Lactobacillus (good bacteria) is not only in our food/supplements, but is also in the environment. So by wiping that grocery cart and scrubbing that fruit with fruit spray, we are actually eliminating bacteria that is helpful to our immune system.
I remeber Angelle telling our shopping tour that it took her TEN YEARS to get to where she was in her health journey. I think about that often because there are things that I am going to have to adjust to, SLOWLY. I am a germ-a-phobe to the core! I still put a shopping cart cover on the carts when I take Lana grocery shopping...it would be a huge step for me to throw her in the cart, cover free and without wiping it beforehand. The idea of her putting her mouth on that nasty thing sends chills down my spine. I know..I have a problem. So with that being said, I think it was great for me to hear that I am doing my children a disservice by sanitizing everything they come into contact with. I can't promise that I can dive into this one full steam ahead but I am going to try to take baby steps.
So next time you see your child lick something gross at the store or eat gum off the ground (that happen to us! :)) remember, they are consuming Lactobacillius!