Thursday, June 11, 2009


Andrew had been complaining about stomach aches and headaches for quite some time. Four weeks ago I took him to a great allergy doctor who tested him for allergies. We already knew from previous anaphylaxis attacks that Andrew was allergic to nuts, beans and soy. When the doctor testing him this time the list was much larger. He tested positive to:

  • Nuts, Peanuts and Tree Nuts
  • Soy
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Strawberries
  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Rice
  • Corn (including Corn Syrup and Cornmeal)

The idea of trying to find foods without corn syrup in it was a huge challenge! Almost everything has corn syrup in it. I had to begin the process of making all his foods from scratch! Even breads, soups, pasta sauces, everything. After two weeks of hard work and great cooking for Andrew I started to notice a difference in how he was feeling and behaving. Andrew also suffers from ADHD, and I began to think that maybe the ADHD was a misdiagnosis. If I can get the allergies under control the symptoms of the ADHD might disappear?

We went yesterday for our four week re-testing with the allergy doctor. He was shocked at how good I had been cooking for Andrew and the amount of work that I have invested into his diet. But, he was sad to tell me that when he tested him this time he came up positive for wheat and egg now too!! That leaves the amount of food for him to be very limited. But, I was excited because maybe if I remove these last two foods from his diet the ADHD symptoms might disappear all together! I am hopeful and I am going to do everything in my power to heal Andrew's ADHD naturally!!

I have begun the quest to find some wheat free recipes, and have not had much luck! I decided that maybe I should start blogging about my quest to find food recipes that are wheat free but also rice and corn free! So far I have not yet found a wheat free recipe that does not substitute for rice or corn flour.

I will keep you updated with what I can find!!

Please if you have any suggestions, it would be much appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. Whoa! I have never heard of a rice allergy, poor you!

    Or poor Andrew, I guess.

    I was going to ask if you guys have done Omega 3 supplements. I recommend the Nordic Naturals kids capsules. They are strawberry flavored and Jojo and Deeds both take them. They can bite them or swallow them whole.
    I give them like 2 a day, even though the bottle says 4. They are a little pricey and I figure some is better than none.


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