Allergies and Intolerances Rear Their Ugly Heads… AGAIN!

K3 has really been struggling with her gluten free diet… she just wants to eat “normal” foods… so we’ve had a lot of sneaking foods lately.

And boy are we seeing the repercussions!

Here’s some things we’ve seen crop back up…

Increase in ear issues (lots of wax, itchiness, pain).

Return of scalp issues (similar to cradle cap).

Behavior issues… defiance… oh my!  I’m sure a lot of this is related to feeling crummy all the time because she’s eating foods she shouldn’t be.

We’ve had tons of belly pain… bowel issues… return of night time accidents.

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2 Responses to Allergies and Intolerances Rear Their Ugly Heads… AGAIN!

  1. Dianne says:

    Jamie I am so happy to have found you. Your daughter has so many of the same health problems I do. I am going to take glutton out of my diet and see what happens. You mention a supplement DHA. can you tell me what that is? Thanks, dianne

  2. Dianne-

    I definitely recommend a RAST blood test and challenge testing. Once you get the results back from the RAST, pull all possible offenders out of your diet. Wait until your system is clear (most recommend about 2 months, check with your naturopath), then add one potential offending food back in, wait 1-2 weeks, watch for a reaction. If none, great, enjoy that food and try the next one. If you react then keep that food out of your diet. The challenge test is the only true measure of an allergy or intolerance. Of course, if severe allergic reaction is suspected, don’t challenge without being under a Doctors supervision.

    We prefer Nordic Naturals DHA, we buy it at the Naturopath’s office. It’s a high quality oil. You might also consider introducing daily probiotics. Many of these issues start in the gut, so probiotics can be a huge help!

    Good Luck!

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