Friday, September 28, 2012
and the trouble appears to be...
Yesterday I shared how terrible Ashley has been feeling lately. Then last night my friend Tom Malterre called and questioned me about every supplement I give Ashley. And guess what we found? Wheat germ. Ugh. It was like having an out-of-body experience when I found it. I thought I must be mistaken. I wanted to deny it. Then I got mad. Then upset. It was so emotional.
Over the next couple hours I tried not to beat myself up for making such a crucial mistake, to no avail.
So I decided to allow myself to feel badly - to get it all out - to cry - and then to forgive myself and let it go.
All of Ashley's sudden trouble began around the same time that she started taking this supplement. It doesn't matter what brand it is - the mistake was mine. I didn't notice the wheat, because I was only looking at the list of vitamins in the nutritional info. The ingredients (pictured above) were continued on the other side of the bottle.
It will take a very long time to get this out of her system, especially considering how long I've been giving it to her, and as Tom pointed out, now she's depleted of things like zinc as a result. He also encouraged me to be happy that we figured it out, because now she can begin to recover. I am so grateful for his call and his friendship.
Just wanted to give you the update.
P.S. I also wanted to update my thoughts on Agape. While I have seen some major improvements in the last two weeks that Ashley has taken it, it has also made her very constipated. After studying the ingredients I can only imagine that this could be due to the xanthan gum, which I had not realized was in Agape when I bought it. Xanthan gum is usually grown on corn. So I may not be able to use Agape after all.