Our family adopted the Paleo diet and lifestyle in 2010 after our younger daughter Charlotte had been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. We believe that Charlotte’s milk allergy and gut irriatation was a result of an underdeveloped gut which led to issues with her immune system, nervous system, and ultimately caused her Autism.
The Paleo diet has rejuvenated her bodily systems with healthy nutrients that healed her stomach and improved her SPD & Autism symptoms. We have been in a constant battle for additional services for her, due to her tremendous improvement and movement along the Autism Spectrum.
The Paleo lifestyle of diet, exercise, limiting stress and getting adequate sleep has helped my husband and I deal with the stress that has accompanied our daughter’s issues. In addition, the Paleo diet has helped me fight Adrenal Fatigue and many hormone related issues that came about due to a depleted system afeter giving birth.
Our goal is to share our story and provide resources to inspire other special needs families to enjoy the benefits of this lifestyle.
Dana’s three words to describe her family were the source of inspiration for this blog.