It's complicated and I don't know where to start. It began with having children who suffered birth injuries in the late 80's and 90's, before the world wide web and support groups. We just did not talk about health issues with us..women or our children. Doctors recommended that I institutionalize my children who had major brain damage resulting in a host of other medical diagnoses. I began learning about how food can heal and therapies. My children began with IQ's in the 20 ranges to now IQ's in the 120 to 140 ranges and still developing. Recent PET scans shows that the brain has healed itself. What it cost me, my health. I gained excessive weight, failed to take care of my emotional health and forgot who I am. I now have begun looking at how to put myself back together. I am still learning about my own personal health. I have been working on losing the weight and have discovered some interested facts on what is contributing to obesity in women. I will write more about this later.