When my son was about 3 years old, we found out that the sodium in hotdogs and lunch meats made his behaviour very bad. Once we took him off that stuff, he was fine. The doctor we saw said this was common.
And now he's 16 and ranked first academically in his high-school class, so something must have worked.
posted on 02/23/2003 7:09:44 AM PST
Question? How do you eat a "doorstep"? Even smothered in butter it must be kinda hard to go down.
posted on 02/23/2003 7:28:07 AM PST
Bernard, I fear you have not given yourself due credit for the love, concern, and effort that you likely poured into the raising of this child!
When my son was about 3 years old, we found out that the sodium in hotdogs and lunch meats made his behaviour very bad.
Are you sure it wasn't the cockroaches and mouse feces?
Tho alot of people like to laugh this off, there is certainly sound science to back up the allergic responses to certain foods. Several years ago, a Dr. Ray was using concentration/dilution therapy on children with food allergies. The videos I saw were astounding. They would give a 3yr old kid one drop of say.... a corn concentrate under his skin, with a TB syringe. Within 10 minutes, the kid would be out of control....hitting, biting and spitting (this response was typical of 90% of the kids with allergies). Then, they would give him a diluted form of the same allergen and within the same amount of time.....he would calm down and become focused.
My friend who has a child with FOD and CP, went to Dr. Ray's clinic in Dallas and the child was able to overcome the constant seizures she was having. Basically, what they do is find out what they're allergic to, then mix a diluted formula to give them for 3 weeks. After that.. they should be able to resume those foods in their diet without side effects. I was extremely impressed.
As far as people turning into criminals.....I'm not sure of that analysis. I do know some of the kids became extremely violent when going thru the testing.... but I think you'd have to have the propensity for that...as an adult. Kids react, but adults have the ability to reason and weigh the consequences....regardless of "how they feel".
we found out that the sodium in hotdogs and lunch meats made his behaviour very bad.
While I'm very happy for you and your son, it was most likely the nitrites, not the sodium, that affected his behavior. An OD on sodium will just give you high blood pressure.
Best of luck!
posted on 02/23/2003 9:55:17 AM PST
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