Sunday, December 18, 2011

Kids' Food-Induced Behavior Wreaking Havoc on Your Holidays?

photo courtesy Citril @ Flickr
An enormous number of American families suffer with children with food-induced challenging behavior. For many, the stress of these behaviors damages the entire family.

Many families don't even realize that everyday foods can turn an otherwise wonderful child into a Mr. Hyde. Still others see their children negatively affected by foods but can't face working to make the needed changes.

Some families recognize food effects, experiment with foods, and make changes that bring joy and sanity back into their lives. Here is one such family ....

"Hello Dr. Young,

Well the results are in from our two week experiment. We added dairy and sugar back into the kids' diet and their energy level [a gentle way of saying hyperactivity] shot back up. My daughter has had some pretty intense meltdowns and the all too familiar unresponsiveness when being talked to has returned.

During the two weeks it seemed like their energy level was much more manageable and they were easier to be around and interact with overall. My daughter's nightmares lessened, she seemed more rested and easier to wake up in the morning. Her tantrums and meltdowns, while stiill present were significantly less traumatic for all of us.

Needless to say we will be considering making some major changes to our diet and possibly trying another experiment with gluten after the New Year!

I can honestly say that I didn't miss the dairy and I felt so much better without it!

Thank you so much!"

Consider a holiday gift for your kids and for your family; find and remove the behavior-altering foods from your diets. This is a gift that keeps on giving; your children will do better in school, and socially. Do it for your kids, and for your own sanity.

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