Why Change What You’re Eating?- The Story of a Boy With a Starving Brain (Guest Post)

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The past couple of weeks have been amazing and exhausting! I had my finals and graduation for my Nutritional Therapy program!!! Yay!  Add in all of my procrastinated homework, my regular day job,  and birthday parties for my daughter and I’m pretty beat. But grateful !

Everyone at our graduation celebration had a chance to talk about how changing what they ate changed their health. I’m a total sucker for a good healing story, and there were a lot of them :).

Drastically changing what you eat isn’t an easy thing, so most people just don’t do it. Food is a BIG deal! Your mommy gave you food to take care of you and show you love. Our culture is built around food, eating out, convenience, addictive foods.

So over the next few weeks I’m going to share some stories of people who transformed their lives by changing what they were eating. Like I said, I love a good story so I’m pretty sappy about the whole thing. The first one is by Kristen of Live Simply.


                                                 By Kristen @ LiveSimply

This post is long overdue.

A story I have been wanting to share, but just haven’t had the courage to sit down and write.

A story about my son Piper, a speech disorder, a starving brain, and how real food and a key nutrient played a key role in his rehabilitation.

This is Piper’s story…

In 2009 I found out I was pregnant. The thought of carrying life inside my belly for nine months seemed to be a daunting task.  I, like most mothers, wanted to provide my child with the very best start in life. One area life that was not ideal was food. I ate a Standard American Diet of heavily processed foods, low-fat everything, and lots of take-out. You can read more about our real food journey here, but in short, after spending many nights watching documentaries like Food Inc. and reading countless Micheal Pollan books, I was convinced a dietary change had to be made. I cut all the processed foods from our life and went a step further, a huge step, I eliminated all animal products from my diet. The only animal product I consumed was honey.

Keep reading….

This post was shared on Healing with Food Friday.


5 thoughts on “Why Change What You’re Eating?- The Story of a Boy With a Starving Brain (Guest Post)

    Jennifer at Purposeful Nutrition said:
    October 26, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Great story. You have to share this one at Healing With Food Friday. Amazing what food can do.

      Debbie responded:
      October 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      OK . I just realized I haven’t been posting there. My brain has been full :).

    livesimplymom said:
    October 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing Piper’s story. Real, nutrient-rich foods have made such a huge impact in his life! I can’t wait to read more 🙂

      Debbie responded:
      October 26, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks SO much for sharing!! Hugs!

    Dawn Tasher (@peelingbackthe) said:
    November 1, 2013 at 11:25 am

    WOW. It does not matter how many of these stories I read. They still move me to tears. Thanks so much for sharing at Healing With Food Friday! Please come back again this week! http://peelingbacktheonionlayers.com/healing-with-food-friday-8/

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