Thursday, June 3, 2010

Peace, Love, Joy

What a week!

Aevryn had a beach party at her grandparents' house that included both sets of grandparents, uncles, aunt & cousin. There was cake and presents and bubbles and sandcastles. And lots and lots of giggles.

We've played outside, visited friends and gone on a home-visit for LLL.

Today, both girls had serious Grandma Time™ while I got some group work done and visited with a friend. (I also ran a few errands alone, which is a newly discovered joy. Right up there with going to the bathroom unattended.)

Aside from being busy, busy, we seem to have had a breakthrough with Lily.

We had connected her rage or anger or aggression issues with glutamate overload. Our solution was to go on a low-glutamate diet. That seemed to be working, but we needed to stay super low to keep the peace. In my research, I discovered that theanine helps mitigate glutamate overlaod - by competing with glutamate for the receptors. Dave had been taking it for awhile to help with anxiety. We started supplementing Lily yesterday afternoon and I am thrilled and amazed by the results.

The positivity and love radiating from my child is astounding. Sweetness, love, helpfulness. Smiles, giggles.

I really like it when I figure out the biochemistry food stuff.

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