Gluten free?

I’m wondering if changing our diet, as in removing things like wheat/gluten etc would make significant changes in energy levels. For Jessica, we’re looking for more of a controlled energy level – she’s always had energy, but it’s been like the energizer bunny – constant, predictable … with some peaks but mostly manageable and lately she’s an explosion of energy – it’s like she finally figured out that it’s summer, but it’s more like IT’S SUMMER?!?!?!?!?! WHO FORGOT TO TELL HER!?!?!!
We didn’t have terrible twos with Jessica, she’s been a “good” baby, toddler and preschooler – and still is very pleasant. But when people talk about “having a 3 year old” we now know what they’re talking about. It’s specific to this age because it’s like something wakes up inside of them and boom – you’re gonna know about it. Talking, imagination, reasoning, playing … it’s all on steroids.
I’ve only started doing some research on this online – but I’d love any thoughts, tips and links you can send my way.
Another reason to look at this is Oliver – I’ve taken dairy out of my diet which has been lovely for him but now a few other things have caused us to think that maybe wheat and gluten are bothering him as well through my breast milk. SO – this could be a whole family affair.

3 thoughts on “Gluten free?

  1. I don’t have any personal experience with going gluten free, but have heard others who have been able to cut it out of their kids diets and it helped dramatically. I’ve also read a book, “Crazy Makers, how the food industry is destroying our kids brains” (I forget who it was by – I got it at the library) and it mentioned something in it where you can test your kids to see what types of foods they are sensitive to by having them stay laying in bed in the morning and then feeding them one type of food and checking their heart rate a few minutes later. Don’t remember the exact details – sorry! If I come across anything, I’ll send it your way.

  2. One of my friends had to go on a gluten free diet about a year and a half ago because of health reasons for herself (she has celiac disease), and I know that she feels it was a very healthy move for their whole family. She’s the type of person who is a great resource about anything and everything, so if you do decide to go for it let me know and I’ll give you her email address … she’s also the type of person who would love to help you out with recipes and ideas :-).

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