Does your child have a food intolerance?

November 19, 2015

Many children that come into my clinic every year who are chronically unwell, always under the weather, low energy and failing to thrive.  One of the major causes of all these symptoms are unidentified food intolerances.

Here are the most common symptoms of food intolerance I see in my clinic:

  • Early intolerance to dairy, cow’s milk or even breast milk
  • Abnormal bowel function including diarrhoea and constipation
  • Strong smelling urine
  • Bedwetting
  • Hyperactivity
  • Recurrent abdominal pain
  • Dark rings under the eyes and low energy
  • Poor growth and development – often delayed milestones
  • Low iron and children look very pale
  • Poor concentration and learning difficulties
  • Poor sleep
  • Night terrors
  • Anxiety, fears, mood swings and separation anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Flushed red cheeks
  • Self restricted diet ie: they only heat a few foods or the ‘white food diet’ – bread, rice and pasta
  • OCD symptoms and not wanting to go to school

The most common intolerances are to gluten and dairy however wheat, yeast, additives, preservatives, filling agents, soy and other grains can also be  major causes of the symptoms listed above. The best protocol is to watch your child 24-72 hours after eating the food that you suspect the intolerance to.  Some children will have a strong reaction within 2-4 hours however most will be delayed.

These symptoms of food intolerance combined with the damage that these foods create in the gut can lead to leaky gut so it is very helpful to know and be able to quantify exactly what the food intolerance is through testing or elimination. I thoroughly do trials in my clinic to be able to evaluate and determine the exact diet restrictions that are needed to prevent further damage and leaky gut. The most important thing is to do the eliminations and then begin to see the incredible changes in symptoms, quality life and development for these children.

If you suspect that your child may be experiencing symptoms and signs of food intolerance I encourage you to reach out for help before you just eliminate everything is their diet. This is super important! Sometimes elimination diets can be more harmful that helpful and specific symptoms can be indicative of specific intolerances. A trained professional can assist you to identify which foods to eliminate and how.

The supportive gut and immune system protocol I place all these children on in my clinic alongside any dietary changes is my Children’s Monthly Wellness Protocol. This pack contains 2x Immune Boost Drops, 2x Stress Drops and 2x Digestion Aid Drops, all the remedies you will need for a month of my Wellness Protocol for 1 child. This complete preventative health protocol may prevent illness and emotional and physical fatigue.

Place 4mls of Immune Boost Drops, Stress Drops and Digestion Aid Drops into your child’s water bottle for them to sip throughout the day.  As all of our remedies are tasteless and odourless they will not even know the remedies are in their water!

The children in my clinic that I have treated with this preventative health protocol have experienced less illness, fatigue and emotional instability as their bodies are supported by this low potency systemic support.

The changes for children with intolerances who are on this protocol ongoing are incredible, they begin to rebuild and gain resilience while you are working out exactly what the level of intolerance is and how to begin adjusting your child’s diet.

I hope this article has been of great value to you. If I can assist you or your family in any way please reach out and contact me directly on TOLL FREE 1800 244 449 or through my website.

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One Comment on "Does your child have a food intolerance?"

  1. Tash on January 22, 2016 at 2:08 pm said:

    I am so glad I stumbled across your products. My 4yo had a long list of food intolerances, as discovered with the help of her Naturopath. After elimination of them all from her diet, her eczema (the physical presenting problem) almost all cleared up, but one stubborn patch remained. After a short period of time using a combination of your Digestion Aid, Stress and Immune Drops the last of it cleared up. We continue to use these daily and have successfully re-introduced many foods to her. Not having to watch her scratch and itch and constantly having to apply cream to her skin is so wonderful. Thank you Nicole. I recommend your products to everyone I feel could use them. 🙂

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