HOW I CAN HELP YOU
Is your baby or child food sensitive?
Helping kids with food-induced ADHD, OCD tendencies, tic disorders (Tourette Syndrome), autism, anxiety, depression, ODD, fussy eating, eczema and asthma.
Helping babies with colic, reflux, projectile vomiting, weight gain.
Are you eating the right foods for both of you? Nutritional Epigenetics links food and environmental chemicals to developmental disorders in children. Brie and camembert aren't the only foods to be avoided! One consultation is all you will need to ensure you are eating the right foods, are taking the most suitable vitamin supplements (depending on your genetics) and getting all your essential nutrients for both you and your baby. If the mother's gut is not in a healthy state, this will often lead to problems breastfeeding, as the partly digested food molecules can pass through the breast milk and cause havoc in the gut of the breastfeeding newborn.
Is your baby colicky, restless, writhing in pain, have blood in their stools, rashes (including nappy rash) and generally unsettled?
Food allergens, FODMAPS and chemicals from the mother's diet pass into the breast milk and can cause food intolerant symptoms in the sensitive baby. If the mother's gut is also compromised, then both mother and baby need to be treated. I am seeing more and more babies who are sensitive to the basics - rice, potato and pear due to potential issues with Oral Allergy Syndrome so in these cases, the RPAH Elimination Diet and low FODMAP diet don't work and we need to investigate other causes. LET ME HELP TAKE THE CONFUSION AWAY.
FOOD INTOLERANCES - WHICH DIET?
SYMPTOMS OF FOOD INTOLERANCE
- Silly noises
- Oppositional defiance (ODD)
- Tics, Tic disorders, Tourette Syndrome
- Autism and Asperger
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic Fatigue
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- General hypersensitivity (sound, smell, touch)
- Bed wetting
- Anxiety and depression
- Leg pains
- Restless leg syndrome
- Dark circles around eyes, poor weight gain
ADDITIVES TO AVOID
Natural colour 160b (annatto)
Cheese, dips, drinks
Soft drinks, cordial, medicine
Dried fruit, juice, processed meat, cordial
Cured and processed 'deli' meats (ham, bacon, hotdogs, frankfurts)
Bread and bakery goods
Found in oils (vegetable oil) and fats, baked goods, muesli, snack bars,
biscuits, peanut butter
TBHQ, BHA, BHT 319-321
Glutamates including MSG 620-625
Ribonucleotides 627, 631, 635
Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
All - they don't have numbers
It is recommended that a child first trial an elimination diet before they begin medication for ADHD.
What is FOOD-INDUCED ADHD?
Some children have FOOD-INDUCED ADHD and may react to both additives in food and also to natural chemicals such as amines, glutamates and salicylates found in 'healthy' food. When these kids start on an elimination diet, in most circumstances behaviour improves almost immediately. (See a recently published article on FOOD-INDUCED ADHD and why GPs and paediatricians should first recommend a trial of the elimination diet before offering medication).
FOOD-INDUCED ADHD AND MEDICATION
Some children have FOOD-INDUCED ADHD that also requires medication, often if they still have a debilitating degree of inattention during class and they struggle to do and finish their work. In these sensitive children, even if they are medicated, if they eat the affecting foods, it may interfere with the ability of the medication to work effectively.
NON FOOD-INDUCED ADHD
If you do not see any improvement in behaviour with a trial of the elimination diet, your child does not have food-induced ADHD and you may need to consult your GP or paediatrician for other therapies.