Many of us chow down food and move on with our day in a complacent manner never thinking twice about food until our next meal.
Maybe a burp and early afternoon sleepy nod, but no other after effects.
A lot of special needs kids have stomach issues which can affect behavior and comfort considerably.
Often times, my special needs kids complain of indigestion and Jonny in particular would always get red cheeks after eating certain foods. Alex also has different eating behaviors such as constantly craving sweets and surprisingly enough, hot peppers.
Food allergies and sensitivities was the diagnosis from various interventions and appointments with specialists that took us a year to get.
Through this process it turns out I have a few food sensitivities myself (Yeast, gluten and even tomatoes can cause problems).
There is a great deal of information about food allergies and sensitivities and I really truly believe that our special needs children are indicators of a bigger challenge facing us all. We’ve all seen the news over the years about toxins in our food and the environment.
Food quality and incidental effects deserves attention.
We have hosted biomedical conferences with specialists speaking about special diets eliminating wheat, gluten and some dyes which have been of particular aid for ADHD. There are many solutions to consider so be careful not to get sucked into extremely expensive solutions without doing your thorough homework first!
What experience have you had with food allergies or sensitivities?
What particular issues have you had with your diet?
Share your story with me by leaving your comment below.
Your experience is worth sharing and I look forward to hearing from you.
Mother, Wife, Author, Founder & CEO of AutismToday.com
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