In Dec my husband had surgery for reoccurring polyps and was diagnosed with Samter's triad. He was told to follow a salicylic acid free diet. At the same time our kids were very hyper (two on ADHD medication) and I was leaning toward trying the Feindgold diet. So on February 22nd we purged our cabinets and haven't looked back. At first shopping was overwhelming for us. - Searching through our new "bible" to see if a product was approved while Tink, Hulk and Doc were running up and down aisles. Cold lunches would soon be added to the daily routine as well.
Mr. Holland and I noticed a calmness come over us after about one weeks fully on it. As for the kiddos it took them about 3 weeks. I love spending my weekends with them now. - Normally our weekends would consist of shipping some of them to Horsey's house aka grandma. They are happier & calmer than I have seen them in a long time.
Last Friday I decided (with Doctors ok) to try and take Tink off her ADHD medication (Vyvance). - We suspect that she does not have ADHD, but may have SPD. We have tried this in the past, unsuccessfully. The weekend went very well (to my surprise), but Monday was what I was dreading. What would her journal say when she got home that afternoon?! - I had this on my mind all day. When she got home not only did her journal say "Great Day!", But her report card also had improvements since last quater. Yay! Happy day.
It's really scary! - the stuff they say is "OK" to put in foods and in cleaning & hygiene supplies these days. Artificial colors, flavors, fragrances and sweeteners. None of this NEEDS to be in what we consume or use, SO why is it? How many more children NEED to be diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, SPD and many other issues and problems till they stop adding it?! Just food for thought....