Written by Cathy.
I thought I would drop you a line to let you know how Johnathan is doing, since school started.
First, I found a bread that he likes. The Gluten Free Pantry's Country white. I make it in the bread machine on the gluten free setting and it comes out so good. He is very happy to have found one he likes.
Yesterday was his first day with homework and what I witnessed was truly amazing. Johnathan has a memory recall problem, so at the beginning of every year, the teachers spend a lot of time reviewing last year's work with him, because he can never remember what he did. Yesterday was the complete opposite of what I am used too. For the first time EVER, he remembered everything he learned last year. I can only believe that it has to do with his new diet. To see him work on Math (his worst subject) and remember HOW to do it, was shocking and amazing for me. He has continued to be free of his medication and I believe is making big strides in his life. He did take a low dose on his first day because he was so afraid of not focusing on his teacher, the results of that one pill were devastating to see. He did not eat, he did not speak, he had totally withdrawn from life that day. To see that reaction sealed my belief in his diet even more. He has become so dedicated to this new diet and lifestyle that he feels the difference within himself, which for me is a wonderful step towards a wonderful life.
Gluten and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) - Part I
Gluten and Attention Deficit Disored (ADD) - Part III
Methylation and ADHD