As some my long term readers might already know, Wesley has been gluten and dairy free for as long as I can remember. Well actually we eliminated dairy from his diet when he was 15 months after a series of allergy test at the allergist. Then on suggestion of his naturopathic doctor, at the age of 2.5 years old we removed gluten.
Well once you get use to reading ingredients, figuring out secret industry names for gluten and dairy, it’s completely do able. Especially if they are removed before your child really knows what they are missing.
The problem comes when they are older. Birthday parties become a nightmare, playdate, family gathering. Will meaning family member or friend try and get something your child can have, only to find out that they don’t know the secret code that the industries use to hide these items in our food. Now you have to tell them, even after all their efforts your child can still not eat it.
Next thing you know, no one is inviting you over for meals anymore. Your child is not getting invited for sleepovers or birthday parties because the parents are worried they will feed your child something they shouldn’t. I had one family member confess to me she was worried she was going to kill him by accidentally feeding him the wrong thing. No one wants to be the parent to have to call an ambulance to pick up someone else’s child right?
7+ years later, I stumbled upon somethings very interesting while I was reading a book called Naturally Better: Dramatically Improve Your Child’s Life Naturally. I was introduced to something called NAET, aka
Instantly I was on google learning as much as I could about this technique. Oddly enough, it seemed to have way more positive reviews than negative. Could it be true?
I started chatting about what I had discovered with my youngest son’s cranio sacral therapist. She told me one of the woman in my Facebook Attachment Parenting group had done NAET with her child and it worked. So I decided to contacted that woman via Facebook. I chatted with her for a little bit and everything she said seemed promising. Her son could not have any dairy or citrus, otherwise he’s get terrible blistering diaper rashes. After a few treatments with this woman he could eat both triggers and had no reaction.
So I made a phone call. As soon as I started talking to her, I was instantly reassured, this sound like the real thing. So I scheduled both boys for treatment.
Att our first appointment we tested the basic 15 items. To my understanding, these items have to be cleared for the body to run properly and before any other specific treatment to trigger allergies can be treated effectively. This does not mean you have to have 15 treatments first before starting, each person is different. Z reacted to 8 of the 15 and Wes reacted 6 of the 15.
In order to tell if your body reacts or doesn’t react the NAET practitioner did muscle testing on me while I held my son’s hand and he held a vile of the allergen. At first, I thought this was to much to believe, until my boys were holding a trigger for them and my arm turned to jello and I could not keep my arm up when the practitioner was pushing my arm.
You can read more about what NAET is and the process HERE.
Since starting our NAET sessions two and a half months ago, Wes was cleaned for his 6 of the Basic 15 he tested positive for. Then we started working on Gluten and Dairy. Gluten was a tough one. The first time we treated him for it, he had to avoid ANY contact with it for 25 hours after the treatment (which was fairly easy since he was gluten free already.) The following week we retested and he was not clear, so we would do a boost, and then we treated something else as well. Gluten took one treatment and 2 or 3 boost. Wes had tested positive for casein, whey, cheese, milk protein, basically anything dairy related. We treated him for casein and then did one boost and he cleared it. Best part was, we retested all the other dairy related items and he cleared them too.
We are also working on treating Wes’s reactions to immunizations, heavy metals, etc. He seems more focused now and is loving the freedom of trying new foods. This evening at a family birthday party, it was the first time since his 1st birthday he could participate in birthday cake. He was so delighted and everyone there was so happy to see him allowed to live! Auntie Kathe even negotiated him a second piece.
|Wes enjoying his first chocolate bar|