I am amazed at the time you take to write me back and answer my questions: I am getting ready to order my yogourmet! I have one more question now: do you have any tips or advice when it comes to travelling? We are planning a trip to take for spring break, the middle of March. I am nervous about my special diet while away from home. How do you manage? I can't even imagine being able to eat out but how can I cook my veggies when I'm "on the road"? Any help or suggestions you could give me would be so much appreciated!
It's perfectly fine if it takes a little while for you to get back to me. Whenever it is do-able for you is great for me!
Thank you again for this amazing service you provide for people you don't even know. Because of your website, I am feeling that I can really do this! I am so grateful! EF
Ok! I do have some time now... Sorry it took a week! Thanks for your encouraging words!
Travel can be done, but it does take some planning ahead. I have traveled many places - Hawaii twice, 20-hour road trips, cross-country road trips a few times each year.... all on the SCD.
Here are some travel ideas that may help:
I hope you have a great trip!
I hope you and family are well:-) We are doing fairly well with our son. Many baby steps. But, over all we are very, very happy with the results of the diet. I have been making the sour cream ( from dripping the whey out of the SCD yogurt) and the children love it:-)
I wanted to make a suggestion in regard to your recipes on the web site. First, thank you so much for having them there! I thought you might want to consider compiling your recipes into a book, even an e-book. It would be a great recipe book!
I would also like to know if you have ever encountered anyone who has a son in boy scouts? Our son, who is 15, is a boy scout and has this summer an upcoming 14 day high adventure camping trip in New Mexico. We are beside ourselves trying to figure out how he will be able to eat and not suffer. So, hoping for others who have some experience:-) I think we will have to make a lot of home made beef jerky;-)
Our son has some upcoming tests at the Mayo Clinic, but we will not depart from the SCD way of life:-)
Thank you once again and I hope you are enjoying the early beginnings of Spring:-) MB
Concerning your thoughts on putting together a cookbook, I wanted to let you know that each of our magazines is actually an e-cookbook, (in PDF format) with between 45-85 recipes per edition, depending on the issue. It was a wonderful two year project for me and I had so much fun finding, tweaking, cooking and photographing the recipes, plus creating the magazines.
I just have to tell you about a mom with a son on the diet. Her son is in Scouts too, and they thought that his adventure days were over when he was diagnosed. In our September/October magazine, she wrote up the story of his 80 mile hike and how she did the food for him, and she includes some of her recipes. It's very inspiring! Take a look at her blog, where she provides recipes and tips for moms of adventurous kids on the SCD: http://myhoneypie66.blogspot.com/. There are also other articles in our September/October magazine related to kids on the diet that will probably interest you as well. As you look over the pages describing each magazine, you can see if the various themes of other editions would be of interest to you too. May/June is full of travel and camping ideas and would be helpful to an active family.
I'm glad you're committed to the SCD way of life. It will give a person their life back, and that's worth a lot!
Robin (Erin's mom)