Valerie - posted on 06/12/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
First time poster, long time lurker... and a huge fan of the discussions that occur here!
Juice Plus? I've read 'their' literature, but what do you think? Effective?
QUICK BACKGROUND - We have two children. Our youngest, Alex - 3, would beconsidered neurotypical. Our oldest, Jack - 5 tomorrow - has been dx with SPD, ADHD-C, and Anxiety. We have been using Melatonin for 15 months and have been extremely pleased with the resolution of sleep onset issues. Medication-wise, we are taking baby steps. Recently we did a two week trial with Tenex, it was a fail for him (increasing agitation, aggression). Dietarily, we are in sort of a cross-fire. With SPD, many foods are unappealling (texture, smell), and we have resorted to life with chicken tenders, mac and cheese, and oatmeal. Go figure! When he was 2.5, our family went GCFC and the success was immediate. After 6 months, we began to reintroduce and the negative results presented right away. However, we 'broke the seal' and have been eating traditionally since that point. Costs are the biggest issue, rivaled with the convenience factor. Boo.
So here we are, on the eve of his fifth birthday. Months and months (years) of reading under our belt. Physican referrals galore. Presently, we have two promising appointments scheduled in the upcoming weeks to discuss the affect, the diagnosis', underlying causes or triggers.
In the recent months, he has lost weight and his BMI indicates that he is malnurioushed. Behaviors are out of control. I know that diet is a HUGE component in wellness, but I fear that there are too many gimmicks out there. My dollars (literally, there are none - unemployment has ravaged our family) have to be thoughtfully spent.