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DSS is a crazy little boy! It does not matter how soon we cut out certain foods (like those containing red dye and what not) he is still so wound up at 9 when he goes to bed (he often does not fall asleep until 11 when he exhuasts himself and even then it's a fight). We eat pretty good for the budget we have and we are gradually going to an all organic diet. We are cutting out boxed foods (we currently only have Tabouli and Kashi in boxes :LOL) and I'm trying to make things from scratch. But it is a slow process. Is there a diet we can implement to help tmae this wild child? He really seems to have anger and attention issues so I'm hoping for something to help tame all of him! :LOL TIA!
 

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I don't know. It seems like you're doing pretty much all you can do, diet-wise, but I'm no expert. Does he get enough exercise and time outside? That seems to help with my wild boy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> (Not that I am consistent in *getting* him exercise and outside, but when I am, he does seem better.)<br>
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you have probably already looked into this but the feingold diet is a great way to eliminate preservatives and food dyes and various other "offending" foods.<br><br>
i put my son on it 2 summers ago and saw some pretty big improvements in his behavior. less hyperactive and way less grumpy.<br><br>
we became members and recieved lots of great info including a booklet listing all the foods he COULD have which was helpful at the grocery store.<br><br>
in retrospect, we probably didn't need to join to figure out what foods to eliminate but being new into this type of thing, it did make it easier to follow.<br><br>
there's a great book, Is This Your Child" by Dr. Doris Rapp. lots of good info on allergies inlcuding food ones and how these can present in terms of behavior and physical symptoms in a child. i found it at my local library. i think you're on the right track looking at food as causal to poor behavior. i did and explored other causes as well and was able to "naturally" help my son thru his so called ADHD.<br><br>
good luck!<br>
kppy
 
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