Let’s just say I have spent countless hours researching allergies among children the last couple of weeks. The GAPS Diet is something that has come up repeatedly. I was wondering if anyone had experience with it for allergies. The diet, and ones similar to this one, have been popular and successful–at least anecdotally–with kids on the autism spectrum, but I haven’t heard much about allergies. I want to do anything I can to lessen Mikey and Nico’s allergies, of course, but Nicholas is also a little behind in speech. There are scads of anecdotal stories and a few small studies suggesting that children on diets that remove certain foods, like gluten, show improvement in speech and other developmental delays. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t sit up straight in my chair when I read that.
It’s not an easy diet, but the last three months haven’t been easy, either. I am the consummate Mom Cliché: willing to do anything for my boys. 🙂