|Not Actually Jake but He is Just as Happy|
In June we were giving him a breathing treatment every other day. I finally took him to his pediatrician and they prescribed Singulair. I was very hesitant about putting him on a long term medication so I took him to a Wellness Doctor. There they did a stool sample and blood test to see exactly what he was allergic to. When the results came back we were shocked. He wasn't at all allergic to anything in the environment it was all food = Wheat, Dairy and Eggs. On top of that he never had asthma. The Doctor said that we had to remove all products that contained these ingredients. I was very overwhelmed, but realized I had to do this to keep him off any type of medicine.
It's been over two months now and we've only had to give him one breathing treatment because he had pizza at a party. It's been amazing the changes we've seen in him. He's not tired, doesn't cough and sleeps through the night without waking up. He's only 2 1/2, but he's realizing what kinds of foods make his stomach hurts and causes him to cough. It's also been a great change for our family. We hardly have any sweets in the house unless they are dairy, wheat and egg free. Most of our diet now consists of all natural foods. Rice, some type of meat and veggies. Jake hardly has any type of Carbs unless it's made from a rice base. For example his pizza is a rice crust with rice cheese. I'm shocked that regular carbs were making him so sick. I'm hoping that eventually he'll grow out of this, but for now we've adopted a very low carb, no preservative diet and are feeling great!"Wow, can you imagine the prospect of having your 2 year old child take medications for the foreseeable future just to function normally??? Unfortunately this just accepted as the way it has to be all too often. Whether it be children or adults, people medicate themselves to mask the symptoms caused by eating foods their body cannot tolerate. I see the symptoms especially in children because they don't do a good job of hiding their misery like adults are required to do for appearance reasons (you know the old term "put on a happy face").
Here is a list of just a few health issues improved by diet that we have discussed on just this site alone (we have only been around a little over a month so I am sure there will be many more to come):
It is time to be open minded to this alternative approach, especially in cases of long term medication. If you or a loved one has minor or major health problems that just won't go away, it is time to consider whether the food is the root cause of the problem. A lifetime of medication is a very risky and ultimately expensive proposition. CP