Robyn - posted on 08/20/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My name is Robyn and I need some advice about my 8 year old son. He has always had a dairy intolerance and has not grown out of it yet. As far as I know he isn't allergic to any other foods. Here is the thing, he has fluctuating hyperactivity and poor impulse control and we have never known why.. His father had the same kind of problems but about 100 times worse when he was a kid and they linked his to food allergies. My son's pediatrician said that food allergies don't cause or contribute to behavior issues, but I have heard from several sources that there have been studies showing that they can play a role. I made my son an appointment with a naturopath, but I am not sure what to expect as I have never been to one before or even sure if that is the way to go. His dad started him on a hypoallergenic diet today which is what they did with him and it doesn't seem so bad. Has anyone else had experience with this kind of thing?