Thank you for stopping by. My name is Rebecca McMullen and I am a wife, a mother to three beautiful children, and now… a student. I have enrolled in a Bachelor of Medical Science (Nutrition) and I have created this blog to share with you my journey.
When my eldest son, Lachlan, began his prep year at school, we discovered that he had ADD-like symptoms, below average fine & gross motor skill & poor muscle tone. Understandably, he fatigued easily whilst participating in his daily school activities. Over the past few years, we have trialed a number of different ‘diets’ (under supervision of a Dietitian in one instance and a Naturopath in another ) without any noticeable change in him, despite my confidence that “this one has to work, it makes sense”.
We also took him to a Paediatric Occupational Therapist, and I believe these sessions tremendously improved his fine and gross motor skills. They were also valuable in the sense that we were able to identify that he does have some minor sensory issues; especially tactile (HAS to touch EVERYTHING).
Many people have told me that “he is just a boy” or “he is only x years old”. I agree. But I also have a mother’s instinct telling me that there is something that is just not quite right. So, I decided that I had to do some formal studies into how the body works and what it requires to run efficiently. I needed to understand why we had no success with diet no. 1 whilst a friend did. I needed to understand IF food even is a factor or if he truly is “just a boy”.
Months ago, a friend suggested to me that I should start a blog. I laughed. I don’t know enough to start a blog! Sure, I had been researching all things food to understand how it effects our bodies. Sure, I had shared some of those things with those around me if they were interested. But I didn’t know THAT much, I was still trying to figure it out for myself. Besides, there were plenty of people out there already blogging about food and how to nourish your body, why should I start doing it too?
Then, after my first term at University, something changed my mind. I learned SO much from one of my courses in particular. That course really opened my eyes, broadened my thinking and made me realise that sharing your experiences and listening to others’ thoughts, opinions and experiences is one of the best learning methods available! We have seen a remarkable improvement in our son’s ADD-like symtoms and I just HAVE to help others, like us, survive their journey and see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Thank you for being a part of my Journey to Nutritionist.