Do I need it?
There are several ways you can determine if a diet like this will help:
- Test your child's blood and urine for specific
- Monitor your child's eating habits, looking for a
self-limited diet that focuses on only a few foods. (Usually rich in
dairy or glutens). These cravings are an indicator.
- Look for both skin and bowel problems.
- Many children who can benefit from this diet show
an inability to feel pain. (This is caused by the morphines that enter
the body after the incomplete breakdown of glutens and caseins).
Will it be hard to do?
DON'T PANIC! You may
think it is an impossible thing to do, but once you get some basic
information, you'll see that it really isn't that hard.
- Some parents are afraid that if they take
away the few foods that their child will eat, that he or she will
starve. NOT TRUE. Your child's selection of foods will actually
- All of your childs favorite foods will still be
availabe in gluten and casein-free versions. Ex: pizza, chicken
nuggets, cake, ice-cream and so much MORE.
How can I start?
- First learn as much as you can about the diet!
- Understand why the diet is important, and know
what to expect when your child goes on it.
- It is not uncommon for the behavior of your child
to get worse for a short period of time after going on the diet. Don't
be alarmed. It is actually a good sign.