If it seems like the diet is not working and there is no improvement in the child’s symptoms, check these potential problem areas:
- Unbalanced lifestyle. Adequate rest, effective stress management, daily exercise.
- Food tolerance. Too much honey and sweets? Too much nut flour? Too much dairy? Sensitivity to eggs?
- Moving too fast. Adding advanced food too fast? Some people may need several months on the core diet before adding new foods.
- Hidden food additives. Possible offenders include: ‘natural’ store chicken is sometimes pre-soaked in sugar-salt solution, ‘plain’ steamed veggies at the restaurant can have starch coating, tomato juice can have added sugar or corn syrup, pre-packed veggies like baby carrots are often pre-washed in chlorine or other disinfecting solutions.