Originally Posted by shue
Wow BetsyAnn. Sounds tough. What has his progress been?
Honestly, it has been tough, however well worth it. We are finally getting to the point "the diet" and the supplementation are becomming just another part of our daily routine and consequently much
The greatest area of progress is sleep. The improvement was so dramatic. It went from one extreme to the other within a matter of three days. This change without a doubt resulted from the removal of all milk.
Other areas of improvement include speech, social interaction, attention, and eye contact. His balance and coodination have improved.
He has completely stopped his compulsive opening and closing of doors and drawers. (He has not had any behavioral intervention in this area.)
He has had no asthma symptoms and we have been able to stop all of his asthma medications.
The change in my son has been significant enough that even the people that thought I was becomming a wacko extremist are convinced that he needs the biomedical interventions that we are doing.
The CF diet and the Omega-3-fish oil are the only two interventions that independently resulted in significant changes. However, all of the interventions working together have made a big difference.
A while back, someone posted that their child began sleeping well as soon as they introduced the mega-dose vitamins. They stated that they had already been on the GF/CF diet when they introduced the vitamins. My son began taking all of the supplements before starting the diet. I wonder if we would have seen more selective reactions to the individual supplements if my son would have been GF/CF first. I believe that the diet helps with the absorbson the the other nutrients. If anyone else has done the GF/CF diet for a while and then added supplements, please share your experience.