I wonder if any one knows about the possibility of a sugar allergy?
I know a lot about the negative affects of sugar, but what I want to know instead is if anyone has had this experience in themselves or family or had the same suspicion (and tell me why)?
DD1 is a highly allergic 6yo. We a relatively free with sugar, for a whole-foods/ granola kinda family. I love it, and DD has had so many food issues that when we can find an ice cream she can eat I am thrilled!
But what I've noticed is that she gets really emotional after she has some of the dark, brown organic sugar we put on her oatmeal, even at amounts that are modest compared to what she eats at other times with no obvious trouble. Wheat has a similar effect. Moody, violent, non-verbal, overwhelming.
I know I can test this through elimination, but I want to hear from others. I will put this question to our allergist, for sure, but I'm a bit pessimistic that he will agree with me.
But my thoughts are this. DD is allergic to every grain but oats. She is highly allergic to grass pollen. Sugar is a grass. Corn, even in refined form, causes her a reaction, then why can't sugar be similar?
Clearly we are not dealing with hives, shock or any other scary symptoms, but my suspicions are getting very strong.