Which diet would you try if your child had these symptoms:
-Trouble winding down or controlling body. Loud, can't cuddle because she is constantly rearranging her body and just rarely settles until the very last moment before she falls asleep. She's accidentally pulled my hair out, given me a goose egg on my head and nearly given me a black eye on several occasions and it's truly accidental. She's just all over the place. Every time I bend down to help her, she at that very moment jumps up in excitement and clocks me in the jaw.
-Red, bumpy skin on back of arms, back of lets and back of tush.
-Extreme shyness in some situations (school, family gathering, T-ball) to the point of being paralyzed with anxiety during which she goes limp and mute despite being very verbal, articulate and outgoing in casual circumstances like grocery store, bank, library)
-Sensitive to loud noises since infancy.
-Leans towards constipation but not severe. Some hard BM's now and then and occasionally doesn't go all day. Other days they look fine and she goes twice a day.
-Tantrums that start after we head to head in situations where she simply will NOT stop talking/whining/complaining/breaking rules she's very familiar with. (Tantrums = screaming in room, kicking wall, throwing things (soft things) and then when given a chance to talk, refusing to speak audibly, then screaming resumes when I suggest I should come back in a couple minutes to see if she'll be able to talk so I can understand.)
She is partially vaccinated and eats a very healthy diet with no refined sugar. She eats more vegetables than fruits, eats probiotic rich food like sauerkraut, and takes a high quality probiotic every few days. We give her bone broth, high quality grass fed gelatin, a few times a week she shares my green juices which have things like ginger, lemon, kale, cucumber, and all that good stuff. The dairy she eats is raw. The nuts we eat are soaked and dehydrated. You get the point.
We're at our wit's end with her constant talking/whining/moving right in our faces. She won't just go play. I feel like I can't get anything done around the house because she is constantly calling for me, getting stuck somewhere, needing help with something, etc. I'm a very patient mom really and I have years and years experience with young children. But she has always been very high needs and requires almost constant attention. I dream of figuring out a way to settle her little mind and body so that she can just relax.
Edited by Dot-to-Dot - 6/30/13 at 7:26am