I hope this story serves as inspiration. We are led to believe health issues can’t be resolved and this simply is not the case in the very vast majority of cases. This family has achieved what modern medicine believes to be the impossible. With commitment to a healing protocol and the desire to want the best for their child AND the willingness to push through discomfort they have succeeded in seeing their son well on the road to recovery and no longer on the spectrum. The message here is that healing is possible but not without change and challenge. Success is only ever achieved if we are willing to feel the discomfort and do it anyway, don’t let your own “pain” impact your child’s potential healing and optimal health!
We began our GAPS journey almost 18 months ago and it’s been a rollercoaster ride. However, the pre GAPS days with the stress and the worry that there was something wrong with our child, and his obvious unhappiness were a lot more stressful then GAPS ever was.
There were so many times people said to me ‘it must be so hard’ or ‘I don’t know how you do it, I don’t think I could’. In reality, I found life a lot harder before GAPS. It certainly is hard at the start, so much to learn and understand. The initial resistance, the sickness that can come from a major change of diet, die off, understanding the different things they may be sensitive to, regressing, the list goes on.
However, there are also the gains. There is joy in watching your child eat such nutritious food, AND wanting it. The immediate improvement with his digestion that I never realised was such a big issue, but the continuous crying that often followed meals stopped. The joys of hearing him speak, losing his sensory issues, coping in crowds, and having eye contact with me. The learning curve is huge but I have gained a lot of knowledge in 18 months.
I have gone through many hurdles, feeling overwhelmed, fear, not trusting my gut feeling as a mum, sacrifice, tears, regression, bothered by people’s opinions to name a few, but the gains have been incredible. I have no doubt that our quality of life would be much different today if I had not intervened as I did. The approach is not mainstream but if you take the time to learn and go with it, it is effective.
Every child is different and there is always going to be doubt, questions and this is where help is so necessary. There is so much information and things to be unsure off. For me Sally was a huge support. It is so important to have someone who understands and has knowledge to help you through the bumps on the road, and provide guidance to get you there successfully. Her compassionate and supportive nature was also very empowering, and her knowledge and guidance helped me find missing pieces in the puzzle, so thank you Sally.
The objective of this is not to credit anyone for success but to show it is possible. I was lucky to have the full support of my partner, but he is a FIFO worker away for 26days at a time. I have no family to support me in this country and only a few friends that supported me, but only a couple that were really interested. I got to where I am now with the help of Sally, a great homeopath, my partner, a couple of supportive friends, facebook support pages and a determination that there is nothing that can’t be improved by lifestyle choice, nutrition and love.
My journey is not quite over, but I now have a happy, ‘normal’ child who is no longer on the ‘spectrum’ and continues to improve. It also saddens me what our modern society is doing to our children and it is up to us as parents to learn and guide our children as best we can. We do what we have to do, and the light and new sparkle in their eyes as you go through the journey makes it so worth it.