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  •  She's lucky to have you for a mom who cares (6+ / 0-)

    that she will be hyper and bored during the test. And she's also fortunate that you had her tested in the first place, instead of putting her down for complaining about some belly aches.

    There are a few homeopathic MDs who treat deep-seated chronic conditions like hers pretty successfully. Once you have a good diagnosis, you might have some non-conventional options for her. The macrobiotic brown rice diet has helped many with various food sensitivities as well.

    Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. Mark Twain

    by 4Freedom on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 06:53:25 AM PDT

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    •  Bizarrely, the healthier the diet, the worse (4+ / 0-)
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      it is for her.. She can't eat fruit, most vegetables, brown rice makes her insane, oatmeal and most grains have the same effect. She's down to meats, poultry, white rice and dairy. And today we see if dairy has to be eliminated as well.

      Oh, and she needs to gain about 20 pounds. Sigh

      First the thing is impossible, then improbable, then unsatisfactorily achieved, then quietly improved, until one day it is actual and uncontroversial. ... It starts off impossible and it ends up done. - Adam Gopnik

      by theKgirls on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:44:17 AM PDT

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      •  She is hypoglycemic in a very big way if (3+ / 0-)
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        she has such an extreme carbohydrate sensitivity. A sensitivity to brown rice means that even the bran is sensitizing to her. In India, the bran is used for infants that fail to thrive as a last resort, and the bran has saved many babies' lives. If your daughter reacts so strongly to the rice bran, she has a deep constitutional imbalance. The reason I mentioned homeopathy is that, like Traditional Chinese Medicine, the medicine works with constitutional issues.

        Conventional medicine can diagnose where her present sensitivities lie. But once she is on a given diet that works for her, she may well eventually develop sensitivities to those foods as well. She has some constitutional issues that may be better addressed by alternative methods than just an elimination diet.

        Again, this is a difficult situation, but you are one motivated mom! That will probably ultimately lead you to a diet you both can live with for her.

        Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. Mark Twain

        by 4Freedom on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:56:21 AM PDT

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