Originally Posted by mommaToThree
dd2 has what I self diagnosed as pdd... and on this website .... http://childbrain.com/pddassess.html
.... she scored a 100... which suggested mild pdd...
Anyways her behavior along with her horrible constipation and excema resulted in me removing dairy from her diet 100%
constipation gone, excema gone, and her behavior is normal, she's like a whole other child... I love it.... I re did that eval on the website and she got a 30... no pdd...
Ok so heres my question.... i stopped giving her dairy, and I kinda understand how and why she reacted the way she did. but how do i fix her stomach?
can she ever eat dairy again..? (dh gave her a glass of choc milk last week and her legs broke out with the excema, i explained that she can't have ANY dairy, no matter how normal she is acting)
That is fabulous about your DD!
Probiotics, digestive enzymes and good fats like cod liver oil are the short list of how to heal the gut. A number of us are on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to heal intestinal flora imbalances and digestion, the root cause of allergies and immune system problems.
In addition to BTVC, I especially recommend Karen DeFelice's book for you: www.enzymestuff.com
It describes all about leaky gut and behavioral manifestations, and using enzymes to heal. You will understand so much about the connection. The key to understand why these intolerances exist is to know how and why the gut is not breaking down food properly.
My personal opinion is that pasteurized dairy proteins are so problematic in this society, I think there are many indications that are worsened by them because our guts cannot digest them. I'm a huge believer in raw milk because the proteins are not clumped together by heat, and it contains enzymes, immune factors and probiotics, just like breastmilk, that aid the gut.
But even all that being said, my DS can only do goat's milk yogurt right now (no lactose, proteins are smaller and easier to digest and yogurt predigests them). My dream is to finally have the day when he can have fresh raw milk straight, fully digesting all the lactose and proteins!www.pecanbread.com
is all about the SCD for ASD kids and is non dairy or using goat dairy.