So ... results? It seems to be helping! My guy has shown an improvement in eye contact, decrease in "stims" and more interest in the people around him. And guess what else? The red ears are GONE. They were gone the FIRST day. Eye contact improved the FIRST day. Stims were reduced the FIRST day. So, we are now sticking with our Gluten Free, Casein Free, Soy Free diet, adding it to the list (we were already off the refined sugar and colors.) It is a challenge, but we have found some fun stuff to eat. Chips and salsa. Specifically Utz brand chips. Or as my boy says, "Oooh, tomatoes taste like chips!"
Snow crab legs. These are a big favorite around here. And sometimes on sale. Sometimes not, sigh.
Rice and beans! This is a shocker - and yet another great result of this new diet. My food challenged son who resisted adding new foods to his diet for years has now added new HEALTHY foods to his repertoire. Beans?? Beans??? I am still amazed. I had to take pictures.
He likes it. He really likes it!!
A paralyzed person who regains the ability to walk may still limp. But I am pretty sure the doctor would not discourage them from going to therapy or say that they might not really be recovered because they will always walk funny. I'm pretty sure doctors would not be publishing articles to point out that occupational therapy for paralyzed individuals is not proven 100% effective because it doesn't work for everyone. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be pointing out all the people who worked hard to walk again and still remain in a wheelchair, or say, "well, it wouldn't hurt to try, but it will be really hard." I am even more sure they would not roll their eyes if a paralyzed person asked to pursue a therapy that worked for someone else. No. They wouldn't. So, I am just amazed and angry that this easy little fix, just a change in diet, has become something so controversial that doctors won't even recommend it to TRY.