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DOTSLADY
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4/19/11 3:19 P

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Thanks PONYPAM. I wondered if you took out processed gluten-free food, and/or tried the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, the GAP diet, checked into yeast free, healing a leaky gut or worked on getting out heavy metals if they were contaminated, checked their nutrient status and added supplements, etc. :)

I had a heckuva time giving up dairy myself (delayed food intolerance, not an allergy for me), so I understand. Glad I did it though. Some depression abated, and I think more clearly. (Can't say enough about deleting gluten, too, of course, that goes without saying in my experience, and it took longer to realize a benefit as my gut healed, so did my brain.) While gf I tested for leaky gut and have one. It got a bit better off dairy again, but I still have work to do.

Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 4/19/2011 (15:20)
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4/15/11 5:58 A

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Well -- completely GF of course. Also attempted casein free. (Actually did GFCF with one kid who had a milk allergy.) Tried GFCF w/ kid who has Asperger's/ADHD, and -- well, first off, he wasn't cooperative. Second, the short stretch of time that he did cooperate showed no change in behavior. With five kids (at that time) in the house, eliminating all milk products and just not having them available wasn't an option.




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DOTSLADY
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4/13/11 3:41 P

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PONYPAM, thanks for sharing your experience. Could you share what your family diet was like that didn't work?

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4/9/11 4:58 P

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I know this is a bit of an old topic, but wanted to respond.

My dh has celiac. I have genetic markers for it. None of our children have the genetic markers.

DH has ADHD, and probably Asperger's.

I have ADHD.

Three of our children have ADHD. Two of them also have Asperger's.

Due to ignorance on our part, all of our children were on a gluten-free diet for about ten years. During that time, two of them were diagnosed w/ ADHD, and one with Asperger's.

Often, the suggested diet to improve ASD is both gluten free and casein free. For various reasons, we were not able to do both GF and CF w/ our older ADHD/Aspie son for any great length of time -- maybe a couple weeks at most. When we did, we did not notice any improvements.

In any case -- sometimes, people with ADHD or ASDs just happen to have those conditions w/o any gut issues occurring co-morbidly. For them, a dietary change won't change their behaviors. And sometimes, people have gut issues, but do not have behavioral problems. And OTHER times, they have both gut and behavioral problems -- but the one has no impact on the other.

In the absence of a reason to believe that there is a food allergy or intolerance (such as an actual diagnosis, or significant family history plus definite symptoms), I personally would not try making dramatic dietary adjustments to effect a change in behavior.


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2/28/11 9:38 P

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I think this was written a while ago (hence the statistics), but tell your friend to remember that ADD etc is on the autism spectrum. It gets a bit into the science of "brain allergy" from gluten and dairy. I hope they are not scared off by the psyche conditions associated with gluten. But we have to get the word out. It's great you're helping. bit.ly/dRFi48

Might also be helpful for them, before embarking on a gf diet, to test for gluten sensitivities. There are new, more extensive tests available (check links after each array for better description): bit.ly/gdgrUA

She might also want to read Doris Rapp's book about food allergies. bit.ly/fgWJCy

Look into fish oil. Our brain is 60-70% fat (I read different stats).

Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 2/28/2011 (21:40)
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One person's food is another person's poison.
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Celiac Disease: An autoimmune reaction from eating gluten grains: wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats=nutrient deficiency=cancer. Have 1 of 300 symptoms? bit.ly/cdsymptoms
CD stories: bit.ly/cdstories
Nutrition/Cancer: bit.ly/Quillinnutrition


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Edited by: MARGIE100%PURE at: 2/28/2011 (16:37)
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2/28/11 4:03 P

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We often eat the very food that makes us sick and do it redundantly. We consume the things that trigger inflammation and brain fog. We habitually enjoy the things that cause bad side affects. It takes moxie, gumption and wont power by the consumer and the food providers (mostly Mom) to stop.

Congratulate yourself if you have been improving on the efforts to stop your own sick habits.
I am G-F and then some!

Is it the sugar of ADHD effects or the sulfites in the sugar? I have sulfite intolerance to the dangerous point of being an allergy (as in potentially becoming life threatening). Sugar and many other whole foods contain sulfites. And sulfites are a common FDA approved preservative and additive in food and medicines. The liver will circulate and not send it out as waste. The ability to convert a sulfite to a less harmful toxin of sulfate is weak or weakened by something.

Many studies using the additive sulfites on animals have results but these tests are hushed.


Edited by: MARGIE100%PURE at: 2/28/2011 (16:07)
The greatest love story is your own.
If you miss out of life to the fullest; they win.
You are the happiness master of your own mind.
Thought is an active dynamic energy to harmonize and corrolate good.
Clear all paths to love thru forgiveness.
I may not recognize the significance until some time later.
Is my resistance to change really that strong?
Impatience does not provide the time to learn the lesson;
Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;


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My son has ADHD and sugar is a big trigger for him. I would be willing to bet had we known about gluten and high glycemic foods like pasta, etc. that dump sugar into the bloodstream very quickly, we could have helped him have better control.

He grown up and on his own now, and not open to suggestions from dumb ole' parents. LOL.


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My grandson is ADHD (mild to moderate), and his doctor recommended limiting gluten. He too is a "carb" eater, so we use a lot of GF products at home (for me as well.) We don't entirely make him go GF, so he eats regular stuff when he's at school. My daughter and I can tell a difference in his behavior if we get careless at home, so I believe it's true.

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I had a co-worker whose grandson had autism. I told her that gluten was probably making it worse and explained that he needed to quit eating wheat, oats, barley and rye. She said that was all he ate: pasta and bread. Couldn't get him to eat fruits or vegetables. Sadly he continues to this day to eat things that are making him worse.

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2/23/11 5:22 P

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I have a book called "Special Diets for Special Kids" by Lisa Lewis, Ph,D. that includes a lot of gluten free recipes - especially for things that children usually like such as chicken nuggets.


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Hi. Nobody in my family has a problem with gluten but me, but we are friends with two boys, one with severe ADHD and the younger one with autism.
Are there any of you who use the diet for these reasons? Where is the best info for someone? Thanks.
Kate

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