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Posted by margaret on July 07, 2000 at 17:47:04:

In Reply to: Teen troubles linked to food alergy? posted by Kathy Healy on July 07, 2000 at 17:01:11:

: Three years ago a counselor/psychologist suggested my son's trouble at school and home could be linked to a glutten intolerance or dairy.
: I almost just cried because I felt this guy was our last hope and here he was saying crazy things like that.
: Now my son is 17.
: He has dropped out of school. He has a job but he has to be up at 4:15 in the morning. He has always been impossible to wake up. I have often worried that if there were ever an emergency we would never be able to get him out. He has mood swings and like I said behaves insane and aggressive when I try to wake him.
: Has anyone else heard of this diet helping people with behavoral symptoms like this? I think he lost his job today because he just left and went to his Dad's to sleep.

Yes, behaviour problems might well be caused by Gluten and casein allergy/intolerance also
check out vitamin and mineral deficiencies, it would well be worth trying the gfcf diet for your
son, though it would be wise to withdraw these slowly as removal can bring about withdrawal
symptoms(increase in behavior problems)
It's likely your son's diet is limited.
There's plenty of info at gfcfdiet.com.
Also try http://www.autism.com/ari/ there's plenty of info on suppliments etc;
At 17yrs; your son will have a mind of his own, so you have to get as much info as you can
and sit down and discuss this thoroughly with him, at the end of the day he may not want to
even try this, but if he really wants your help to change his life for the better, then he will be more
than willing to try, you've got nothing to lose, your son deserves a chance. The older the person
the longer it will take to
see results you'll all need to perservere and have plenty patience.
Personally i think it's a good idea for all the family to go gfcf, if you can, then there's not too
much temptation for your son.
I hope this helps.
Best wishes,
Margaret.

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