Originally Posted by milkamama
i am so curious about your ds's rotation diet. after learning what my ds's triggers are, we decided to completely eliminate them in hopes of him outgrowing them. i would love to hear more about your thinking regarding the allergens in the rotation....really some days, i would just love to pick your brain about all of the healing the gut stuff! thank you!! you have helped me a great deal on our journey toward gut healing. many of your readings and advice has lead to healing...and sanity. i don't always get the chance to post much...my boys keep me very busy...but i read a lot.
Trust me, all my brain is pretty much in these over 5,000 posts! often I forget what I know.
In our situation, a Rotation was the only way to go. He tested allergic to over 25 different foods.
There's no way he could have existed on the ones that came up okay: dairy, soy (which I'll never give him unless fermented condiments), beef, chicken, broccoli, pears, strawberries, tomatoes, arrowroot. That's it!!!
Doris Rapp wrote about Rotation Diets with respect to kids in "Is This Your Child?" and other books. The idea behind them is that exposure is limited and the gut can rest in days in between when the food is not given, as each allergic food produces a specific immune response. Something like that.
There are still some things that DS cannot have at all: pineapple, orange, MANGO....omg those are horrible. Rice is suspect but he is seeming to do okay on it now I've got it in an 8 day rotation as opposed to 4. Not sure about corn, watching that for now. Sometimes he has a little reaction and it's hard to pinpoint. Overall he's doing really really well, best ever so something is working! He's on enzymes too, the Houston trio. They absolutely make a HUGE difference. Which makes sense b/c if the food proteins are being broken down they are less likely to cause a reaction in the first place.