Friday, January 14, 2011

Glyconutrients - day four

Both boys are definitely different and some of the ways are so hard to explain or even put my finger on, it's just that their dispositions overall are more "here" and "connected".  Since neither of my children have been diagnosed with any form of ASD, I should be clear that they always appeared to be connected (well, most of the time, not always), so this increased connection is a testament to the fact that I didn't even realize how disconnected they could be!  Does that make sense?  We are still having some mood swings, but they aren't as frequent or as severe as before, in fact, with Gavin (our two year old), his change is unreal!!  I think he is more effected by the addition of the glyconutrients and I have changed nothing else about his daily routines.

Change is good!
Gavin's gains are ocurring at lightening speed, I just can't even begin to tell you how many times throughout the day my jaw is dropping.  I am overjoyed at the impressive improvements I see literally by the minute!!

Just about every morning, Gavin would wake highly irritable, yelling for food, crying when it wasn't plopped in front of his face upon opening his sleepy eyes, very unreasonable overall.  He expressed his concerns with what appeared to be a lot of anxiety for such a little guy.  I always remember Grayson bopping around happily in ignorant bliss at this age, so I have been concerned about Gavin's inability to relax and enjoy his days home with mommy.  Since starting the glyconutrients, he is waking happy, staying happy and cooperating so much more than ever before!  That doesn't mean he doesn't have moments of irritation or tantrums when he doesn't get what he wants, after all he IS still two years old, but what IS different is how he recovers from the outburst and how he now seems to understand (and accept) my explanation of why he can't have/do what he wants, etc.  Here are just a few more examples of the progress I've taken note of in the first four days of taking glyconutrients, and the things I am listing below are things he has NEVER done before:

After his first dose (which was later in the day)
  • more alert and aware of family interactions, included himself in family conversations
  • humor at appropriate times
  • said sentences like, "I want read book", he has never used the verb "read" and book has always come out as "blook" in the past and he said "Mommy, I fall", his word for fall has ALWAYS been "go boom", even up until this afternoon, before the dose.
  • words are crisp and articulate and his annunciation is clear
After his second dose
  • started saying two-syllable words like uncover, button (t's were very clear) and snowsuit.
  • said "Grayson" during conversation, completely on his own, without prompting.
  • ate a big plate of raw cabbage and pepper as a snack without battling me for a more sweet snack.
  • ate brussel sprouts at dinner without negotiation or ultimatums.
After his third dose
  • said his first three-syllable word, clear as day, "cottonballs" (again, t's were crisp).
  • after his nap I saw a new personality emerging, he was silly and dancing, chit chatting with me.
  • SO much more patience with life in general, not anxious for no reason like before.
After his fourth dose
  • he put on his own socks without frustration (was proud of himself) and the second one was very challenging, he just kept trying, usually he would grunt and throw the sock if it didn't go on after the first attempt and most of the time, he didn't even want to try.
  • saying "please", "thank you" and "sorry" totally unprompted and at appropriate times, with feeling.
  • conversation is bouncing back and forth, in the past, I always felt like I was talking at him and he was only responding when he disagreed, we had mini conversations this morning, like a little adult.
  • he asked me to sit with him for breakfast, at the island, and proceeded to try to pull out the chair for me as he was asking me to sit with him.
  • NO ANXIETY while waiting for breakfast!!  Patiently asked, "I eat now, please?"
  • after going potty in his little potty seat he said, "I flush, Mommy." Flush is a word he has never used before.
  • taking direction without a battle.
  • playing on his own for longer periods of time.
  • singing and dancing during down-time instead of hanging from my robe.
Here he is glowing with happiness while playing outside yesterday!

With Grayson, the gains aren't nearly as numerous or quick, but both my husband and I have noticed that he is waking much more alert, less grumpy and tired.  He is also in much better spirits at dinner time with almost no irritation, unless something in particular sets him off.  We have always had problems with consistency with him, so only time will tell, it's too early still to know what kind of long-term effects this could have on him, but we DO see a change in his confidence and moods.  Two of which were his most deficient traits.  It's also harder to assess him, since he is in school most of the day, so I am looking forward to our first weekend together while on the glyconutrients, although, it will be interesting, because we will be on a chelation round too (#45!).  Oh, the excitement of our lives, lol.

With me, I have only noticed that I am not as tired as I should be, considering I have been waking up at 5:30 in the morning (do I suddenly need less sleep?) and not falling back asleep.  Nothing huge yet, but what could be happening is that the younger the person, the more quickly they respond to the supplementation.  This is only an assumption on my part, but it seems to be the trend here.

Our Dosing
We started the boys on half a teaspoon and I have been increasing a little bit each day.  They are both on one full teaspoon in the morning, as of today.  I've been advised to bring them up to a therapeutic dose of one and a half teaspoons.  After we see enough change in them to move them back to a maintenance dose (and they remain consistent) we should be able to take them down to anywhere from 1/4-1/2 teaspoon daily.  I look forward to making this pricey supplement stretch as far as possible, lol!

Glyconutrients seem to be a hot topic in the holistic health arena and I've gotten a lot of questions about where we bought ours, how it's working, and people just curious about glyconutrients' action in the body.  I would say this newly emerging supplement, could be a huge missing piece to our nation's big health crisis. Stay tuned....


Selena said...

Hi Jessica,
Can you tell me where you purchased your glyconutrients?

Jessica said...

No problem! I bought them from Dr. David Wheeler here -

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica,

Great blog! I've added a link to it in the 'Stories' section of my blog about Frequent Dose Chelation. People really need to hear the voices of others going through this, describing what it's like. Come by and check it out:

Keep up the good work!

Jessica said...

Thank you Aine, if you don't mind, I would also like to add your link to the permanent links on my blog for others to check out! It is very well written and very telling of the broad scope of this "disease". Thank you for sharing!