Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southeastern Illinois
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It sounds like you've already got it figured out- no sugars, especially refined sugars. You may have to make that major household change. I don't think there is any other magic cure. From your description, the initial trauma of the diet change will be well worth the resulting behavior changes. It will also improve the health of your entire family, if you can join in a bit.
You might still be able to incorporate fruits if you cut out the refined sugars and then space the fruits out evenly over the day, so he's not getting big sugar highs and then the inevitable lows. Look at the carbohydrate counts of different fruits so that you can better calculate what an even distribution is. Bananas are high carb. Strawberries are lower. That will affect quantities. Don't do juice at all. You only get the fruit sugars, without the fiber to slow down the sugar absorption.
Do searches on hypoglycemia to learn about the sugar highs and lows. Also, the book "Is this my child" by Doris Rapp, MD deals with children's allergies and touches on sugar as an irritant as well.