I am hoping to find some advice. My oldest ds (now 10) had a dairy allergy when he was young and I needed to find an alternative to cow milk when he was weaned. He was eating avocados and taking fish oil so i wasn't worried about the fat...and so I chose Rice Milk (Rice Dream enriched) I gave him mostly water and occasionally rice milk. I also have crohn's disease and revamped our diet...mostly fruit/veg./ grains/chicken/fish...and cut out all Dairy among many other things. When my second was born I weaned him onto rice milk as well. He loved it and drank it everyday...many times a day, cooked with it, his favorite side dish was rice, etc...He is 7 and still drinks it by the glass, has it in his cereal then drinks the milk left, etc...All of this until a few days ago when I banned it because of the news about the arsenic problem. I wrote Imagine Foods about Rice Dream and arsenic, inquiring about the levels and received a very vague reply with no information. My son shows signs of inattentive ADHD and I am worrying if this could be caused by the accumulation of arsenic over his lifetime. I am planning on getting his levels tested, but does any one know if damage caused by arsenic is reversible and if chelation would help him.
I apologize if this is not the appropriate forum.
There is a rice milk you might want to look at made by Growing Naturals and here's the link to their article on the arsenic issue. http://www.growingnaturals.com/faq-arsenic.php
Dr. Andrew Hall Cutler is the one who wrote the book on this form of chelation:
Both books have information on the method, but they also offer different information. They are complementary books to have and a good reference when chelating. There are also a couple of yahoo support groups if you decide to do this form of chelating for your son or even yourself.
Kim mama to DS 12/2005, Pepper kitty , and 10/03, 1/05;