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*I have a 28 month old DD who is speech delayed and has shown signs of yeast since her thrush at 2 weeks of age. She reacted a lot to my BM when I ate citrus, garlic, and other things. Most often her reaction was urine that would burn her, one time it even left a blister that didn't go away fully for 2 months. Only once did she spit up (that was when I ate a ton of garlic
). When we started solids at 8 months she began to get red bumps on her chest off and on. She also got really constipated from carrots, bananas and apples. I held off on grains till 14 months then gave her brown rice. When she gets too much fruit or bread she gets fermented smeeling bowels (like after a hard night of drinking alcohol). Her belly has always protruded, more after she started grains. She has never slept well, and has only slept more than 5 hours straight one time, most of the time she has woken many times at night. At times she would wake every 30 minutes. She is really speech delayed (maybe says a few words), and does better when I can limit the fruits and grains in her diet. She has been on a homeopathic remedy ( candida albicans) for 4 months now and does better the next day after receiving it (she will eat more and try to talk more). I have had her on CLO since 9 months, and probiotics since 2 weeks. Off and on she has had brainchild minerals and vitamins. She is very self-concious and reacts extremely to people leaving and getting cuts. She is an empath like me so I'm sure this makes it worse. I breastfed her till 2, have always tried to give her organic foods, she's never had junk food, and I try to limit her fruits and grains (which are usually gluten free except for the sourdough daddy sneaks in). I have taken her to a couple docs, but no real help. The last ND I took her to wanted to give nystatin. She also suggested this:
*Digestive Support – all products listed below can be purchased through New Beginnings at www.nbnus.com
I have listed the product code next to the supplement name.
*Zyme Prime Chewable Tablets (ZYME-CHEW) – 2 tablets before every meal
AFP Chewable (PEPT-CHEW) – 2 tablets before every meal.
VSL Packets (VSL-3) – ¼ packet in water or stevia sweetened lemonade daily.
BrainChild Spectrum Ultrasensitive Combo (SSUS-32) – this comes with both vitamins and minerals. ½ to ¾ tsp 3x/day. You can also mix this into stevia sweetened lemonade since the flavor of the vitamins and minerals is a lemon-lime taste. If you have difficulty getting the vitamins into DD 3x/day, divide the total daily dose into 2 dosages.
*Supporting Yeast Detox – purchase the products listed below at your local health food store.
Partially Ground Flax Seeds – 3 tsp/day; add this to smoothies, hot cereal, gluten-free baked goods. I add flax to GF pancakes for my kids. You do not have to serve them with maple syrup. She may just like to eat them plain with a little butter. Pamela’s GF Pancake and Baking Mix is great for any baked goods.
Magnesium Capsules – Give DD 200-300 mg at night before bed. Open the capsule and mix it in apple sauce.
Activated Charcoal – 1-2 capsules per day. You will have to find a way to disguise this in some food.
Lots of Water to keep the bowels moving. The required amount for DD is about 15-18 ounces per day.
AND, when I told her no to the nystatin she sent this:
You can add some Candex from New Beginnings if you want to try that. It is an enzyme to help break down the wall of the candida organism so that the body can get rid of it. I know you are concerned about the side effects of Nystatin, which are rare and only have a chance of occurring with extended use (more than 6 months), but you need to take into consideration the side effects of candida also. Nystatin is the mildest anti-fungal that I can prescribe. From your description, it would seem that she already does not feel well and what you have tried so far has not made a difference.
In using natural products, you are mostly left with capsules and tablets. You can find some herbal tinctures for kids that are in a glycerite form so that they will take it. I suggest that you look at Sprouts to see if you can find a glycerite form of olive leaf extract. Or you can look online. If so, give her 2 droppersful 2x/day. Olive leaf extract comes in capsule form but you would have to hide it in food or teach her to swallow capsules which may be too big for her throat.
It is my feeling that whatever is going on with DD's bowels is contributing to her speech delay. Reducing the fungal load with an anti-fungal then keeping her on herbal anti-fungals to keep the levels down is a good way to go. The assumption that this is yeast is based on her history and current symptoms. We would know more by doing further testing. The stool test which you started to do is for determining the presence of parasites and bacteria – if they are there, we know what they are and can proceed with the correct treatment.
SORRY about the length of this post, as you can guess I am extremely frustrated and desperately need help. I want to do the most natural safe thing to help her. What do you think of the ND's recommendations (aside from the nystatin)? Are they any good? Should I do something like candex and charcoal? I'm a big worry wart and have the retention of a gnat (trying to heal my own issues that cause me major brain fog), and would GREATLY appreciate any help.