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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:12 PM
Please bear in mind I have not had him tested yet,but will do!
Right I have changed his diet A LOT! I make everything from scratch for him plus no presertitives,colors,numbers etc. his behaviour has been a 98% turnaround. There are still some niggling issues there. I made bread this morning and had a couple of slices and his behaviour started "turning" probably 1.5 hours afterwards. Then I was caught short and had to buy bread for lunch. Well his behaviour was ramped right up this afternoon!
I'm asking can wheat make a child hyperactive?
Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:13 PM
I should add I have cut bread right down in his diet and keep second guessing myself when his behaviour changes after bread,coincidental or not?
Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:23 PM
It might be the case for your child. Have a read of this
and see if any of it might apply to you.
You can also try wheat reduced bread by Country life and see how you go with that.
I took my DS to a Developmental Peadiatrician and he was diagnosed as "at risk of ADHD" as they won't officially diganose until he is 7. Apparently they can "grow out of it". The Doctor is highly respected in her field and does not believe that diet will affect him at all.
Anyway, I follow a reduced wheat and dairy diet for him. We used the reduced wheat bread at home and if we go out, I never order him a sandwich. Hot chips or sushi for him.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:51 PM
The bread you purchased may have had some sort of additive. Is there sugar in bread? The other thing - is the bread plain or do you use a spread?
Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:06 PM
Yes it definitely can!
Undiagnosed and uncontrolled Coeliac disease can have a great impact on behaviour. BEFORE you cut out gluten, please get your GP to do blood tests for the coeliac indicators (pop into the coeliac thread in the allergies forum for all the details of what to ask for). He must be eating gluten for the blood test.
Think of it like this - if you have always got a yucky feeling tummy, it may well make you grumpy and erratic with your behaviour. Perhaps you can keep a food and behaviour diary in advance of your appointment, to show the dr as well. This helps a lot with getting the GP to understand what you need, and also in getting a referral to a paed gastroenterologist.
(If you are going to try the Country Life bread, please read the label carefully. They changed the recipe on their gluten free breads last year, and it now contains preservative 282. If you are changing diet for behaviour, this is one to stay well clear of.)
Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:29 PM
I would recommend reading "Wheat Belly" by William Davis MD, a cardiologist who believes modern wheat is to blame for many of our ills.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:47 PM
My kids both have intolerances ( diareah) with bread, it also effects their behaviour afterwards, it can be really shocking. Anything from hyperactivity to crying/ screaming tantrums, especially my 5yo. I find if they have a sandwich occasionally, say once or twice a week ( not on consecutive days) it doesn't effect them. It's like it builds up in their system ( just my observation). They are both intolerant to dairy too. My 5 yo is also intolerant to yeast, which is related to the bread thing.
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