Carrot Cake Bites

As I am sure all mom’s out there are, I have been busy busy busy!  So sorry I haven’t posted in so long!   I have two in home businesses and my craft one is doing great and keeping me busy. Basketball has started and all three of my children are playing this year. My oldest, which is a senior this year, had already broken in nose playing.  We have an average of 7 games a week between all three. Whew!
Please keep in touch everyone!   I ran across this recipe this morning in Facebook and had to share it. Sounds like it would be yummy this time of year. If you get to try it please comment and let us know how you and your child liked it.
How everyone is doing good! 

Carrot Cake Bites

http://www.thepaleomom.com/2013/04/carrot-cake-bites.html

Caramel Apple Nests

appleGood morning! It’s been a while since I have posted. Please be patient with me. My new craft business has really taken off and with it going into the holiday season I am VERY busy! I saw this recipe this morning on Facebook and had to share it so you can start planning for Halloween! Please search on the blog for “Halloween” and see other ideas! And if you have a new idea to share PLEASE email it to me so I can share!!! Thank you!!!

Caramel Apple Nests:

http://www.scdforlife.com/2014/10/scd-recipe-caramel-apple-nests.html

Mom Rachel Question – PLEASE take a few minutes to read!

From Mom Rachel:

My daughter, Hannah, was diagnosed with Crohn’s in January of this year at age 9. After 6 months in remission, she had her first flare up in July. Steroids and the SCD diet were started simultaneously. She was slowly weaned off steroids in September, but never fully bounced back to normal. Now, one month later, she is in a full flare-up, running to the bathroom with diarrhea several times a day. I’ve changed her diet to limit food intake to stews, soups, and bone broth. But nothing seems to be helping. Has anyone else experienced this? Has your child had to go back on steroids while following the SCD diet? Does anyone have any additional suggestions?

Thankful

Today I am reminded of how thankful I am that my son was diagnosed with Crohns Disease and not cancer or another terminally ill disease. I am also so thankful that he has a doctor that puts his patients first and offered my son the opportunity to try the SCD Diet to control his disease instead of medication.
A long time friend of mine has been caring for her 16 year old daughter for over a year battling cancer. Her daughter passed away last night. I cannot imagine the loss of a child. I know she is in a better place and no longer suffering.
Hug your children and be thankful!

Pumpkin Raisin Muffins

Paige:

This time of year we look forward to eating pumpkin muffins, bread, pie… Don’t you just love fall!!! This recipe looks yummy!

Originally posted on Nourishing Happiness:

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5 cups almond flour
3 cups cooked pumpkin*, pureed
½ cup lard, butter, or coconut oil
1 cup raw honey
4 eggs
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon cloves
2 cups of raisins

Mix all ingredients. Fill lined or greased unlined muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-17 minutes. Enjoy!

*Cooked pumpkin: Cut pumpkin lengthwise. Scrape out seeds. Place cut side up on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour. Scrape out cooked pumpkin.

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Getting off medications… Mom Question

Good afternoon! Mom Rachel had a question for mothers about getting off of steriods/medications while on the SCD Diet. Her 10 year old daughter has been on the SCD Diet for 2 1/2 months now and is feeling good. This week she has started a flare and having diarrhea 10-12 times a day. She quit taking steriods recently that she has been taking for a couple of months. I know alot of you have had your children on steriods and other medications and taken them off. Did you child have a flare up or how did they react? I was wondering if her daughter was going through the “dying off” stage. She hasn’t noticed her doing that yet. But I’m sure it has something to do with the steriod. What do you do for your child on the SCD Diet when they get diarrhea? She was wondering should she take her off of the yogurt or fruit or??? Any tips, moms?

Please take time…

If you haven’t emailed me responding to the last post below about your child and their SCD experience, please read it today and email me at scddiet4kids@gmail.com. I would love to have all of the responses by Monday! AND if you are a patient at GI Care For Kids here in Atlanta, please be sure and let me know! Thanks!