Hi Meagan! Hang in there. That sounds very tough! I think the first thing is just survival for you and your little one. Sometimes, kids have to do things that they hate but are good for them. I agree – you can’t make a child sleep, but you can make them lie down, and eventually they get bored, most of the time. Give yourself a chance to take a deep breath and say, “I know you are tired, and that’s why you need to sleep.” For me, a statement like that reminded me not to get so upset with a tired child. Do what you can with any spouse/family/friend support to get enough sleep so you can function. I did the “I’m right here – go to sleep” thing where I put the child in the crib and would respond to cries but not pick the child up, and eventually backed out of the door. Single Dad Laughing at http:// says he does fun things at bedtime, and his child doesn’t fight about going to bed, though he wasn’t sure if it was his strategy or his child’s temperment. I figure there are probably a lot of different ways to get to a good end. Keep trying and see what works! Good luck.
Give this way of eating 30 days. Thirty is nothing compared to the amount of time you probably have already spent in pain or sickness (autoimmune diseases often take years to properly diagnose). Removing gluten and the inflammatory elements from your diet may drastically improve your health and overall well-being. If this advice is different from what your doctors say, you should know that nutrition is not a required component of a physician's education . Some medical schools don't even offer it, and the ones that do usually offer only 25 hours of instruction (or less.) MD's are not experts in nutritional healing. I'm not saying that I'm an expert either, but this diet changed my life.