Then I started reading. My daughter was having reactions with body products so I really had to read. Boy, the stuff I have learned about nutrition! Thank goodness for Paleo and the GAPS diet or we would of never gotten a good handle on this! My PRESSURE cooker is my best friend and I bought a good one. I had one, I never thought it worked right. When I got my Spanish "lover", my new pressure cooker, I realized what I had been missing. You can make the best bone soup, hands down, in this thing. A sip of soup every hour on the hour really helps the gut heal!? Who would of thought? A Soothing Broth by Pat Willard is a great book to start. Anne McIntyre does Healing Tonics and Chakra Tonics.
I love to cook but I've changed the way I cook drastically. I only use whole foods now, I bake with nut butters and not flour, I grow as much as I can in my yard (hanging in baskets, easy, peasy) I bought a Nutribullet to grind my own. It also has boasted my nutrition level by leaps and bounds. I added a lot of ground flax, chia, and hemp hearts. I grind those separately or it's gets icky. I keep a batch in my fridge and make sure I eat 3 tablespoons a day. There are some people doing the 3-2-2-1 http://nutiva.com/th...-2-2-1-program/ I am not sold on coconut oil. I like NO oil better or nut butter if I am baking.
If man made it, don't eat it. At least use almond flour for most of that baking! The only time I "cheat" is waffles. I have a blend that would knock your socks off! 1/2 cup this, 1/2 cup that. Bottom line? While my kid has to do it for health I have found the MENTAL aspect is far more spectacular. MY FOOD WAS MAKING ME NUTS! They put crap in our food. Even the one's they tout as "healthy".
Live simple: Buy a pressure cooker and make it yourself!