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#1 of 6 Old 02-22-2006, 07:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My ds1 is such a sweet boy. Such a fun, great little 3 yo. Then it is as a switch flips and he becomes so aggressive to everyone. He tantrums, and screams. He is so hard to mother when doing this. He makes my mama bear instinct come out to protect my other dc. I have noticed that he has a thing for sweets, which I am limiting, but not fully. We do gluten and eggs and dairy, too.

All of my dc (5, 3, 2, 12 mos) have cradle cap and eczema patches on arms and legs. I have rosacea, too.

Would all of this be related to food allergies? If so, which ones?

BTW~I do understand that part of ds's behavior is from being 3, too...it just seems like there is something more to it thought, yk?

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YES! But don't think food allergies... think leaky gut. Please check out the "healing the gut tribe" to get some answers. You can also check out www.enzymestuff.com for info. I know her book addresses it, but her website is pretty thorough too. Good Luck! My ds was pretty aggressive (sporadically-not all the time) until I found some good info.
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Thanks, I will check it out.

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Absolutely. My 4 yr old has tried to kill the cats on a number of occasions, but only after eating certain foods. We are about to heal the gut as well, instead of just eliminating foods.
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Also check out Feingold.org

We are going on 6 months on this and it has been a lifesaver for our oldest dd.

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Most definately... yeast/bacteria from intestinal flora imbalance produce neurotoxins. The craving for sweets and fungal issues speak to this. Undigested food particles leaking into the bloodstream can have morphine and alcohol like effects. There is a lot of research on this in the autism community.

I highly recommend reading one of DeFelice's books to understand this issue(both same, just diff. titles)
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