Jaden has been on Gluten Free Casein Free Egg Free (GFCFEF) dieDr t for almost 1.5 years now ever since we got his IgG allergy test back, followed with other forbidden food.
Sometimes we avoid soy if possible but most of the time, I close an eye and let him have some of these GFCF food that contains soy. He is not highly allergic to them, although if we would want to be safe, its best to avoid or have it on rotation and that is what I do.
We have seen quite a change when we took him off gluten and casein initially. He showed signs of eye contact back again (it may be jut a little but it hit us on the positive note) and some imitation which he used to do and stopped.
From then on, we never looked back, and stayed on quite a strict diet only when we have to turn to KFC for treats and his love for fries. This, is cheating and BAD. Not advisable but since we have his Digestive Enzymes to help us break down these proteins, we got to cheat a little.
I have mastered bit by bit GFCF cooking and now, I am thinking he has to incorporate in another diet which might help us push our luck further in recovering him.
You see, supplements and therapists are not going to heal him alone. It is connected to what goes into his gut daily and Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride stresses that a healthy gut means a healthy person and all these illness/diseases would go away when the cells inside the guts are newly-reborn again.
To do that, of course, we have to adhere to her GAPs diet. It means Gut and Psychology syndrome.
One can read a brief introduction of GAPs here.
Short to say, it would be quite a challenge in the beginning as this means really really staying home and cooking and more cooking and really using nothing but organic and fresh produce.
This diet allows eggs in the second stage of the Introduction Diet but I am a little scared as Jaden's test results shows that he is highly allergic to eggs so well, we shall see.
Some parents on the forum would be starting their children on this diet too, maybe from June onwards, so this would most probably have given me some mental preparation to face it.
The sooner we start, the sooner our child might recover, of course, I still think I would be continuing supplementing Jaden with his supps and maybe chelation on the go too.
For now, I am just going to go on with his ABA and OT therapy, and I guess by this year, speech therapy and of course, diets and chelation.
Nobody says this is going to be easy but seeing all these positive things that Jaden never fails to show me drives me on to want to help him and be with him in this journey of his.