Originally Posted by roadfamily6now
ANy advice for helping get a really really picky boy that is incredibly stubborn to eat stuff besides Tomatoes and Ramen noodles?
He is also Hypothyroid. He was tested for Celiac but it came back negative.
Still I worry. I am currently researching Nutrition and Hypothyroidism but it is slow going. He was seeing the Ped. Endo but she sucks.
Not happy at all with her care (if you can call a 3 minute appointment "care")
First things first.
I am not a dr. and am writing form first hand experience only.
Second, its 1 in the morning and I am up, because I could not sleep
Hopefully everything wil make sense LOL!
Testing negative for Celiacs/Gluten intolerance is common, even if there actually is a problem.
For example, my dad has severe Celiacs, but all tests were/are negative.
The big indicator to me that your son likely has it, is that he is hypothyroid.
Did you know that Gluten allergies is one of the causes low thyroid?
I craved bread products all my life, and only recently found out by the process of elimination that it was having toxic effects on me.
Getting off of gluten causes the thyroid to heal!
I do not know how old your son is, so how you go about home testing will be subjective to his age.
Being very picky about foods is also an indicator to me that he has allergies.
The fact that Ramen is about all he wants/craves, on top of the hypothyroid shows he is likely very intolerent of wheat/gluten.
And to top it all off, Ramen has extremely high levels of MSG in it, which is a nuerotoxin, mood changer, etc.
If he is a bit older, say over 8, maybe you could start a "science" food project together.
have him write down, or tell you, how he is feeling at certain times of the day.
Does his head feel "fuzzy"? Does he want to sleep during the middle of the day, etc.
How does he feel before he eats the Ramen? What about after he eats it?
Talk about how you can make those things better.
And then go to the store and shop for gluten free noodles, butter and good cheese, and then go home and make a menu that includes trying one new vege on a certain day of the week, and includes no gluten for one week.
After one week, let him have something with gluten, again writing down the before and after feelings.
For me, the after feeling was horrible. Every muscle in my body hurt for 2 days.
But as soon as it cleared, I felt so very alive and like a brand new person.
I can honestly say, I have never felt this way, my entire life.
You stand a good chance of the pickiness getting better if he has gluten out of his diet, and is feeling better/different.