Food, Poop, and My Kid's Brain - Day 6/7 - Halloween!

Sugar and Halloween just go together.  I knew I had to be mentally prepared for that.

But this year, I had a new tool!  Yay for YCK (Young Coconut Kefir.)

Okay, this little but very powerful tool is a life changer.

If you've been following along, you'll know that I made a huge batch of Coconut Kefir a few days ago. The instructions for the BEDROK protocol have the kids at about 2 Tblsp. of Kefir a day.

This magical potion of probiotics works to eat up all the bad bacteria/yeast and fungus in their bodies, while providing ample amounts of B vitamins, minerals, nutrition and immunity.

But what ELSE does it do? Eats SUGAR!!!

So, as we were cozily sorting our candy next to the roaring fire, I handed them each a glass of Coconut Kefir.

They downed it right alongside their snickers and skittles, and I felt so good that this little drink would USE the sugar in the candy to create MORE good bacteria in the gut.

The more good bacteria we can create for these little Halloween Monsters, the more we heal their gut and nurture the gut/brain connection.

A whole new spin on Halloween treats!

AND, one of my little men told me in the morning that he woke up TWICE to go to the bathroom, yes THAT kind of bathroom, the # 2's we're always celebrating around here.

The probiotics in Young Coconut Kefir should increase the bowel movements as part of it's job to keep the digestive tract moving.  Knowing that all those treats were making their way OUT of his body even as he slept was like Christmas morning for this Momma!  ;)

Next post, we're diving into gluten free/sugar free/casein free School Lunches!  Can it be done?!