The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt by Paige Wolf

If I Did Everything the Health Professionals Told Me

February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Having a rare chronic illness – in my case primary immune deficiency – is more than just physically exhausting. It is an emotional mindfuck, rife with conflicting advice, misinformation, frustration, and financial strain. If I adhered to the advice of every doctor and health professional I’ve seen in search of a remedy for my illness, all of the following must be true: I should not eat gluten, dairy, sugar, meat, eggs, nightshade vegetables, alcohol, corn, or soy. I should subsist solely on bone broth and air. I should get acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and massages twice per week. I should take $500 worth of supplements each month including high doses of vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, colostrum, branched chain amino acids, omegas, probiotics, enteric oregano oil, grapefruit seed oil, collagen, mushroom supplements, and some kind of enzymes that are supposed to “break down...

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