The more we learn about possible alternative therapies for Tourette Syndrome in the incredibly informative book Natural Treatments for Tics and Tourette’s, the more we learn about life in general. I am ashamed to say that until now I really haven’t been that committed to ensuring that my family gets organic, non-pesticided food. And even though we have been blessed through GNLD to have a range of home care products that contain only eco-friendly and human-safe products, that was almost a lucky accident rather than a specific design.
However, this book is an adventure and I am learning a lot. I’ve been amazed at how perfectly the recommended diet challenges for identifying and eliminating Tourette’s triggers tie in with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), so that I don’t have to double up on that process. God is so good, and so perfect in His inconceivable timing.
Another important part of trying to identify, manage and eliminate triggers is an environmental investigation: testing and eliminating triggers in the form of dust, chemicals, mould, solvents and so forth. We’ve switched to pure glycerine soap, home-made shampoo and conditioner (which I will review after I’ve had more time to experiment), and the world’s most amazing Olive Base Cream from Windrose. Oooohhhhh …. heavenly. I must admit that I have been surprised and pleased to see a mild reduction in my own tics, and also those of my family. Of course that may have something to do with having reintroduced Omega 3’s today, as we are at that stage of our diet journey and ready to challenge. So far? Excellent results. Noticeably reduced tics.
An important part of this environmental elimination plan is to sort out our home. We periodically do what I refer to as a Major Cleanup. (Sometimes I even salute). When we do, we throw out a LOT of junk, and I think the time might be upon us to do the same again. This time, however, we have to declare war on dust, mould and clutter. Interestingly, just today I have received a slew of emails, articles and blog posts centering on being organised and getting organised – all without me actually opening a search engine! The most recent one was one of my favourites, and prompted this post.
Domestic Kingdom is a wonderful blog that I often head back to for practical advice and support. Today the blog announced a big GIVEAWAY, and I am so excited about the prize. It’s an e-book called The Organized Heart and I hope-hope-hope I win! I could totally use that book, and the timing is too amazing for words. So head on over to the site and add a comment to enter the draw for yourself. But if you win, you gotta send it to me! 😀