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Posted by Teri on October 09, 2000 at 15:34:56:

In Reply to: Re: gfcf diet; I'm looking for more information posted by White fecal matter-Grandma Peg on October 09, 2000 at 14:51:55:

: : With the white poops, you're on the right track. have you been to have you had her blood tested for the peptides that indicate she would benefit from a gfcf diet? it's easy. just go to your doctor, take a blood sample, and send it to Alletess labs, MA. (800)-225-5404). They'll send you a packet. Have you had an endoscopy or colonoscopy to check for esophagitis or pollips in the colon? both are very common in autistics. see a good gastroenterologist who is familiar with autism.

: : : We've had our daughter tested for allergies. She has none. I breast fed her the first eighteen months of her life and when she did start eating food I introduced one food item at a time, watching for reactions. I did this for my two older children also. My daughter has never drank a gallon of milk a day, nor has she been allowed to consume food products loaded with sugar. She has always had good bowel movements, however her stools are nearly white. Are there any opinions/in sights? regarding the gfcf diet. We have done very well treating her autism homeopathically, but I'm always looking for something else that may further improve the quality of her life. Thanks to all in advance for your thoughtfulness. Very Best Regards.
: : : P.S. fyi - she's 14, hypoglycemic (she's on a diet for that), and on an autism scale from 1 - 10 she's a 5.

: REPLY; When our daughter had encephalitis, she had ashen, off white poops. A kidney problem can also cause this. Other things, I'll have to re-read Williss Langford's paper, he's an herbist, naturalist, etc. who has sent a long paper to many of us, from his bok. Several of us have it and can fax it or e-mail it to you if you want it. I think he says something about this discoloration in one of them. I need to go back, as said, to research, but the above is what happened to us. Grandma Peg

I ve been to and I've been giving this much concideration. Her blood hasn't been tested for the peptides, yet. And we haven't seen a gastroenterologist either. Is it really necessary to have a endoscopy or colonoscopy done? It sounds like a very invasive procedure. And if the diet alters the appearance of her stools and her behavior further improves what is the significants of knowing about pollips, unless they have the propensity of becoming maligilent. Thank you all very much for your time and input. It is very much appreciated.

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