View Full Version : Advice for a friend with a 5yo
07-16-2008, 02:01 PM
I have a friend who has a 5 year old boy. She thinks he's dealing with a lot of anxiety and worries it could be autism. He doesn't eat a lot of sugary snacks but does follow a pretty average SAD. She had lost 160 pounds on a dr. prescribed high protein diet and during that time her son learned about eating healthier, but I think she's starting to realize that even more dietary changes can help.
Can anyone share stories of success helping a child calm down by going at least partially raw? or suggestions to make the transition without him realizing it?
I don't expect her to go hard core 100% but I have to believe even 50% would help!
Raw Angel Mom
07-16-2008, 02:35 PM
My heart goes with the parent. Just eliminating commercial chocolate, white sugar and coloring will make a huge impact on his behavior. I have seen a change on /off just like this after eating any of that food from sweet child to extreme behavior.
This little boy can also pick on his mommy or daddy emotions or tension in his evironment. He is very sensitive but only using what he knows to express himself. Maybe trying to say no need to speak loud and put your tears into words. Once he feels understood, he will calm down. If this is due to food alergy only, then this best to wait the effect wear out. Allergie such gluten, chlorine in tab water, chocolate, white sugar, coloring or any other type of food.
Raw food will help to balance the hormone within him. I only heard about good story from change to SAD food to raw.
Best wishes to you!
07-16-2008, 09:36 PM
For help with diagnosis, she can speak to his teachers or call her school district.
I'm not sure how it works in other areas, but where I live the school district will do a free evaluation of a child if parents are concerned. The other option is to consult their pediatrician, or a developmental pediatrician in their area.
Also, check out rawtism.com and Rawkinrawtism.com
These are sites created by one of our own members to support families with children with autism.
As an educator of preschoolers with special needs, I would say that a "diagnosis" can be a useful tool to help us understand a child and how they experience the world. It does not change who that person is! The evaluation process can be scary for parents, but try to look at it as an opportunity to learn a lot about your child and how best to support them.
I wish them all the best!
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