Both of my boys are on the ketogenic diet curently. It is extremely strict and a pain in the butt, but totally worth it for what its done for them.
does special formula count?
No..I just wish my kids wouldn't be so picky
I tried to do a gluten-free diet with my son, but that just wasn't working. He wouldn't touch the bread, which eliminated half his diet -- he was very happy without his grilled cheese and pb&j, so I went gluten reduced. Most of his diet is pasta and bread, so I substituted most of his pasta with gluten free varieties (I even swapped out the pasta in his kraft mac & cheese with gluten free pasta). It DID help with his behavior, but it's so expensive. Even if you're making the mac & cheese from scratch, a 12 oz bag of gluten free pasta here costs $3.99, while a 16 oz bag of regular pasta is 99 cents.
I'm going to try again starting with the school year, to convert back to gluten reduced. Much of his diet consists of gluten-heavy foods (he's entirely too picky), but if I can at least swap out some snacks and his pasta with gluten free, I think he'll feel better and behave better as a result.
She is right now. She is 90% gluten free, 90% lactose free, 90% fructose/glucose free. Well she can have certain sugar substitutes, and table sugar. There are a whole long list of fruits & vegetables, herbs & spices that she can't eat. I've had to buy a lot of special foods and those are expensive.
when younger , not right now at 13
Hayden and Blake are on a gluten free diet, Olivia is on a puree diet however she is mostly tube fed
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