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#31 of 45 Old 06-20-2012, 03:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Two apples and a pear is somewhere between eight and twelve servings of fruit for a typical toddler. Fruit is great, but take a take a second to imagine how you would feel if you ate 8-12 servings of fruit in a sitting. Or heck, two apples and a pear. If anything is troubling her gut, that's probably it.


So what am I suppose to do, limit her food intake? I try to give her nut butters to dip in but she won't eat them.


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Yeah sometimes you have to limit it. My little one would eat 5 bananas a day if I let her. Or an entire bag of nectarines. I have to say no pick something else or offer her something else.
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I hate to ever say, "no, don't eat fruit" because most people don't get enough fruits and veggies. But yes, you need to limit her fruit intake and offer alternatives.  She is growing and developing normally, and she won't starve if you limit her to one piece of fruit at a sitting and offer a selection of whole grains, fats, and proteins as an alternative to the other two.  She's nearly three.  Offer some healthy choices, and if she won't take them, send her off to play until the next meal time - which shouldn't be too long.  Most 2yos should be getting three meals and three snacks each day.

 

If she's eating that much in a sitting, she IS really hungry, so it's a decent opportunity to get her some bread with nut butter, some yogurt, some tofu scramble, some chicken nuggets (I make a freeze my own when I have the time, but I don't have philosophical issues with the pre-made frozen ones), some breakfast sausage, a couple slices of deli meat, some pita bread with humus, or some non-fruit vegetables.  
 

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Umm.. sorry?

 

I'm not sure why?

 

Yes I joined yesterday.

 

I stumbled across it looking at items in the news on vaccine damage. I'm involved with lots of children (in the UK BTW) with autism and look at lots of articles and sites that think that vaccines cause problems, autism and otherwise. I wondered if my own younger son had vaccine damage for many years.

 

I'm sure if you ask admin they can verify by my IP address that I'm not Stik using another name to give myself praise. I think the term is sock-puppet.

 

I hope some of the advice you are getting is useful and effect.

 

My best wishes,

 

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There are a couple totally new posters in this thread.  NotEnoughHands, welcome to the board!

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Let's just say I am weary of trolls...MDC has had those issues many times...

 

So he ordered some immune system blood work as well as zinc and lyme disease. Have to get it done Mon. He said it is from the vax b/c her immune system responded to the vax in a non-typical way. Her immune response caused her reactions and her injured gut developed allergies and the allergies caused the constant illness. Many kids with allergies have an over and under active immune system or so it looks that way (which is exactly what mainstream ped told me) when it's really the underlying allergens.

 

So since her allergens are removed he said he was concerned with her duration of illness. He said she is probably borderline to having an auto immune disease but he doesn't think it's anything serious we will wait to see the lab work. Said she is still healing from all the reactions and havoc the allergens did to her system.

 

He's not worried about the bruising said it looked normal and the under eye circles where from allergies too. (he is an allopath but an allergen specialist as well) If anything it could be zinc deficiency.


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I would definitely look into the GAPS book. It's so informative! IT'S ONE OF THOSE BOOKS I THINK EVERYONE WOULD FIND USEFUL, IF NOT JUST INTERESTING. (SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS, NEW PHONE AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SHUT IT OFF!) I DEFINITELY WOULDN'T TRY TO IMPLEMENT THE IDEAS ALL AT ONCE THOUGH. MAKING SUCH A BIG CHANGE WOULD LIKELY OVERWHELM BOTH OF YOU...INSTEAD START TRING TO add foods that will help better nourish, and then take away the ones that may cause problems (huh). I would try to limit the fruit a bit though...finding new ways to serve the same foods have helped me expand my son's diet. I was also surprised to find that he loves fermentd veggies, so so don't discount a food just because it sounds. Weird, kwim? I have been implementing some of the ideas, and it has already made a huge difference. At first I tried to make the change all at. Once, but it was too much. Of a lifestyle change and I failed. Not long after returning to my old diet, I became so much more reactive. Now I am trying again, but at a. Slower pace, and it's much more doable,and I just keep feeling better.

I don't know much about IgE allergies, but I think anything you can do to nourish and heal her gut should benefit her. And do get the book, don't try to just go on what you find online.

Good luck!!

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Hi, I saw this thread pop up on Twitter and just had to say something about the dismissive comments on homeopathy. They are highly misleading either through ignorance or design.

Homeopathy is one of the most important things that can be done for children in this condition. When prescribed by someone who knows what they are doing with it, it helps a good 90% or more. It safely stimulates the body into a healthier state so it can start healing its own health problems. When this happens the food intolerances also improve or disappear. I have now seen close to a thousand children with ASDs, presumed to be from vaccine injury, and most with gut damage and immune problems, helped by homeopathy. Sometimes other biomedical interventions and dietary changes were helping prior to starting homeopathy, sometimes they weren't.

It is important to see someone qualified and competent homeopath in this area. Not to be dismissive of the competence MDs have in other areas but the vast majority do not have adequate experience or training in homeopathy and so end up prescribing "this for that" which will not give you the best results. Joining groups in which parents have used homeopathy will give you information on who is good and who isn't and you can hear of their experiences which are of more value than the negative opinions of those with no experience.

Apart from homeopathy, dietary changes (which it sounds as though you are already doing in part) make the biggest changes, especially a trial of gluten and casein free. GAPS is good. Then a lot of the specific food chemicals such as amines and salicylates can be looked at but honestly, good homeopathic treatment removes a lot of these problems.

All the best to you and your little girl.

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WHY would  this be on twitter?
 


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Because MDC twitters and FB. Brings in readership.
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Clearly, there has been some linking going on from the beginning.  Brand-spanking-new posters with a lot to say about homeopathy don't just show up in every thread, or even in every thread about homeopathy.  It's totally legitimate for them to pop in, but usually if multiple new posters focused on a single aspect of a topic show up, it's because the thread got re-posted somewhere. 
 

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Well I guess I was naive....
 


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I think GAPS would definitely help!  It is both extremely nutrient dense as well as detoxifying. 

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I just wanted to say that my son had similar issues when he was an older baby and a toddler.  We pulled our hair out trying to figure out how to help him, but really never made any progress.  He grew out of it. 

 

Now he's eight, and he's eating well, has normal digestion and is much healthier.  Not to discourage you from getting proper medical attention - that's obviously important, but I just thought it might make you feel better to know that some kids have rocky beginnings and then they get better on their own. 

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I just wanted to say that my son had similar issues when he was an older baby and a toddler.  We pulled our hair out trying to figure out how to help him, but really never made any progress.  He grew out of it. 

 

Now he's eight, and he's eating well, has normal digestion and is much healthier.  Not to discourage you from getting proper medical attention - that's obviously important, but I just thought it might make you feel better to know that some kids have rocky beginnings and then they get better on their own. 


That DOES make me feel better b/c we have done so much to little to no avail and it scares the crap out of me


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