Thursday, June 12, 2008

fed up update

Ok, we have been going additive free now for about 1 week, and things with low food chemicals. I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and go totally food chemical free though just for the elimination time as some results I am seeing are not totally as I would have expected. The few things that I have noticed are just subtle. Like Mitchell putting on his shoes without being nagged. Or today he walked into kinder without 'freaking out'. That may have been because DH took him and not me though- as on Tuesday we had speech therapy and he still did his 'freaking out' routine, as well as Sunday totally overacting to certain circumstances. Only time will tell what his triggers are though. Some people have suggested that I also cut gluten out of his diet, but I am struggling enough just with needing to eliminate the nasty numbers, and slowly getting my head around eliminating the food chemicals, then to go gluten and maybe dairy free is a bit overwhelming for me.

Only time will tell, and in the end I think the result will be worth the effort.