Originally Posted by Hazelnut
I saw the website but felt like I couldn't really find any details about it without buying something, which just made me sort of resistant, and then of course what you can read is about avoiding obvious stuff to me (like artificial colors). It's the apples/tomatoes/etc. that will be difficult. My kids are already picky.
I'm glad to hear that you felt it was worth it. I guess there is nothing left but to just try it.
Yes... that's by design. If you could find the information online, the foundation wouldn't be able to make any money from it. I don't begrudge them that. For what they send you, it's actually pretty cheap. It doesn't seem that way when you're buying it, though.
But your reaction was exactly why I didn't bother... for years. It seemed obvious. It wasn't until one of my friends (who actually bought the materials) pointed out to me the various things we were eating (fresh and organic, no less) that were problematic. So now I had to have the materials. And I just went and renewed them (the updated lists) after typing my reply above because I've now had the materials for over a year and we endured a series of crises that had us eating REALLY badly for nearly a year now. Barely managing to avoid my son's existing food irritants. Man--has THAT backfired on us.
I get the whole picky eater thing because we're on such a restrictive diet ourselves. But really, for 8 weeks we can endure anything (I think stage 1 is 8 weeks... maybe it's 4... have to go back and review). And if it actually works, well, we'll just deal with it.
You might find that your kids aren't so picky if part of their pickyness is due to food irritants bothering their system--ya know?
And the newsletters that come with the program are priceless. As a result, we are testing my son for a vision problem that could be presenting like ADHD. They're not "the diet is the answer for everyone". That being said, the diet DOES happen to help a lot of people--and not just with ADHD (although that's what it gets the most attention for).