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, eczema and asthma.
Helping babies with colic, reflux, projectile vomiting, weight gain, fussy eating.
Are you eating the right food 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 and getting all of your essential nutrients for both you and your baby.
FOOD INTOLERANCESThe links below will lead you to the world of food intolerance at The Food Intolerance Network and RPAH allergy unit with all of the latest information and research to support the RPAH elimination 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.