On the Right Track?
Hi - I couldn't help but come across the amazing story regarding Miles. Many people think I'm crazy for changing my daughter's diet but I know as a schoolteacher that diet certainly affects children especially when some parents send a bagel in everyday for lunch. Anyhow, my daughter was just diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 34 months old. People think I'm in denial but she seemed normal for so long, and my Alyssa has always been very well coordinated and she's always seemed very hyperactive or more or less in overdrive. She was diagnosed because of her speech delay and other restricted behaviors but she talks and will look at you. She's also very loving but not as willing to give hugs like other children her age. She's just always very very excited. Right now I have only switched over to organic milk and other organic diets. However, Karyn Seroussi's article seems very interesting as a dairy free diet may help. What I've decided to do is take her to a doctor of "naturalpaths". I don't know if I typed it right but these doctors examine the body's internal chemistry and allergic reactions inside that may not show on the outside. I agree with everything you are saying as I see children everyday and watch them fuction for long periods of time.
The reason for my email is I want to know if I'm on the right track to helping my daughter in a more natural way. Also, I am having a hard time with a good diet for her. Do you have any suggestions like should I see a nutritionist or wait til I see this new doctor who will test all allergies in conjunction with gluten levels? Any recommendations you have will be helpful as I will do anything for my Alyssa. Thanks so much - Colleen.