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Dec 12, 2007
kjbrown92
Kathy
recipes
Two of my kids were originally diagnosed with reflux, but after taking them off the foods they were intolerant to (son - milk, soy, potato, cocoa; daughter - milk, soy, egg, citrus, berries, nightshade, and more), they no longer needed the reflux medicine. I now have a blog called www.kathysrecipebox.com that talks about dealing with kids with food intolerances and also has a searchable recipe database in case anyone is interested. It would be great if we could get more kids off of medications and just manage it through diet!
Dec 17, 2008
loonie
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger!
Food intolerance
We have food intolerance problems with our son. He is 7. So far we have identified egg, cow's milk, all forms of soy and he doesn't like bread very much unless it is toasted. So therefore I don't force him on the bread issue much. When we took him off all wheat it didn't seem to make a big difference to his reflux. How did you find out what your child is allergic/sensitive to? I would be interested to find out. We have an appointment with an allergist in 10 months time (!)
Dec 17, 2008
kjbrown92
Kathy
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I did an elimination diet and food journaling for my 1 year old. When my 8 yo was born, he was projectile vomiting (and diagnosed with reflux). After I took him off milk and soy, he went off the reflux meds. He's outgrown them and gotten them back many times. In June, I had them both tested by ALCAT (not covered by insurance). They give you severe, moderate, and mild intolerances, and a 4-day rotation diet to follow to avoid getting new intolerances. That has been very helpful. It's been 6 months on the rotation. They both had traditional allergy testing, which proved useless, since they had intolerances.
Check with your
doctor first!