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Re: feingold, she basically gets no food additives as it is -- I basically monitor every molecule that passes her lips.
|Did you do some good probiotics to help her gut repopulate with good flora?|
|Funny, I just came back here this morning to mention salicylates. In particular, many fruits are high in sals - and fruit flavors used in vitamins are particularly condensed, so extremely high sals. This is a huge problem with chewable vitamins (here's the ones you said your DD is taking):
Animal Parade D3 - black cherry flavor
KidGreenz - tropical fruit flavors
Go Fish - orange flavor (probably not awful), rosemary extract (extremely high sals)
multi - don't know which one you're doing, but if it's a chewable, highly likely to be berry/cherry flavored
Any one of these would be enough to turn my easygoing kid, who is not nearly as sals sensitive as he used to be, into a screaming, hitting, wild, sensory overloaded mess. Think of it as the equivalent of giving a sensitive child a tsp of red food coloring .
There are things you can do to improve salicylates tolerance, and alternative, low sals options to the vitamins you give your daughter, if in fact that is a problem. But I'd suggest that for a few days, while you stop calcium and add lots of mag, that you stop these other vitamins. It won't hurt for a few days, and hopefully the combo will make a big difference.
Epsom salts baths are great, but they don't work for everyone - my son needed oral magnesium as well. So doing both is a great idea.
I know this sounds like a lot, but the good news about mag and sals is that you can often make some changes and see profound differences very quickly. Good luck!
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. ~Jonathan Kozel
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