Special Diets of Gluten, Soy, Dairy etc.

by Denien
(Palatine, IL)

Hello,


My son is 3 1/2 and he has Hypotonia, speech delay, physical delay. However he has come a long way since we put tubes in his ears two months ago. What a change. Anyway the therapies are working and he is in an Early Childhood program in Rolling Meadows, IL. Which is a great program; I cannot tell you how much it has done for my twin boys.

Anyway, my one son has always had temper tantrums and we have been giving him stool softeners for at least a year or more. He has excema on his skin. I just had him tested and he is Soy sensitive. Oh, and did I tell you I have him on SOY MILK? Just shoot me!!! I thought he had a dairy problem. Oh well, now he is on Rice Drink and his skin and tantrums have really tapered off.

I have been doing a lot of reading about children with sensory issues that have a lot of success with these diets. Have you heard of that? He is also, gluten and maybe dairy sensitive. He does not eat meat and I need to get some protein in him. He was getting a lot of protein from the Soy Milk which was about 25 grams a day. That is a big loss to his system.

Do you or anyone out there know of a Gluten, Soy, Dairy free Protein mix that I can put in drinks or food? Also, any protein bars as well.

Thanks for your help; this diet is the hardest work I have ever done.

Denien

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Feb 12, 2013
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Please share with others !
by: Anonymous

I have a Facebook page for Tactile Defensive children and my own children have gone through much of what you are talking about. I am trying everyday to get parents to see the connection between food and sensory intolerances. I wrote a children's book about about the emotional challenges for a tactile defensive children and listed this site as a helpful link. Please, feel free to join us and post your stories and experiences so that we can get more parents involved in their child's healing process. http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/tactile-defensiveness-mercury.html

Feb 15, 2012
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protein sources
by: Anonymous

I use a fabulous protein powder from Arbonne. It is gluten free, soy free, and dairy free. It is a vegetarian protein- best on the market. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
ShaunnaLDavis@gmail.com

Oct 14, 2011
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I feel for you.
by: Mom of 3 special boys

My 5 yr old has Autism and my 2 1/2 yr old twins have SPD and speech delays. My older son had no response to the Gfcf diet, but it is starting to look like it might be helping. They have chronic loose stool and bang their heads to self soothe. I just want to see them comfortable!

We just moved to DuPage Illinois and are struggling to find other families who understand!

Aug 10, 2011
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Testing for sensitivities
by: Laura D

My daughter was diagnosed with SPD through an occupational therapy clinic. I had to pay out of my own pocket because most dr's. don't believe it is a real problem and most insurances don't cover it. I just got her diagnosed with the food sensitivities from a naturopath. The naturopath scanned her body through a SCIO machine (measures the vibrations in her body). She found she's sensitive to soy dairy gluten and peanuts. i would suggest asking around in your area for a naturopath.

Jun 15, 2011
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Where did you get the testing?
by: DPease

Hi, I have been reading the comments and I absolutely LOVE this site. Can anyone tell me where they have gotten their child tested for these sensitivities? Did you just go to the allergist? Also, should I mention when I have him tested that these are the things we want tested? My son is 3 and has been on Soy milk since being off his bottle. He had to be on a hypoallergenic formula as an infant. Also has eczema and SPD as well as speech delay. Not sure if he has Apraxia of Speech yet or not. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thank you all so much.

Oct 22, 2008
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FOOD IS A HUGE FACTOR in behavior
by: Anonymous

Please go to Feingold.org. It has changed my family's life. Dye's preservatives etc will give my daughter 6 an aspergers/adhd diagnosis, without them and her diet clean she is another person entirely. A lot of our children have these issues and the diet does an amazing job of helping with a lot of the problems.

Jul 30, 2008
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There is help for the GFCF, soy free diet!
by: Dana in GA

Hi there. I, too, am doing the GFCF, soy free diet for my kids. I have two at opposite ends of the SPD spectrum. The diet has helped tremendously for both, but more so for my sensory defensive child. She is also egg free and dye free. My sensory seeking child is GFCF, soy, and dye free. We kind of combined parts of the ADHD diet with the GFCF diet for the sensory seeker child. I have been doing it for 3 years now. It is possible. I have a food list I can share with you and as well as a couple websites that will be very helpful. Hang in there!
dvadino@joimail.com

May 04, 2008
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Help with diet
by: Jennifer

Go to your local Whole Foods Market. They have products there and sometimes even have a dietician that will help with special diets.

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