Gut Health

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Edel2019 Thu 20-Feb-20 13:49:55

My boy has a severe language disorder.

I have noticed small amounts of progress after putting him on various supplements, including DHA Fish Oils.

I want to design a meal plan for him so that every meal I provide is going to help his gut and brain.

I would be so grateful for any suggestions or any websites or books or recipes. I don't know where to start.

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openupmyeagereyes Thu 20-Feb-20 15:02:05

The book often recommended for this is Gut and psychology syndrome which details the GAPS diet.

I have not used this myself and I have no idea if there have been any double blind studies to support it, the evidence seems to be largely anecdotal. There are posters who say diet has made a big difference to their children.

Edel2019 Thu 20-Feb-20 18:55:00

Thanks a million for posting - do you know where there are threads re diet benefitting SN children?

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openupmyeagereyes Thu 20-Feb-20 20:00:26

If you use the search function you should be able to find some relevant threads on this board. Usually these are instances where diets are low sugar and/or gluten free.

Many people give their dc supplements as diets can be so poor with SN (particularly autistic) children.

Edel2019 Thu 20-Feb-20 20:22:58

Thank you!!

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Unluckyinlove2 Wed 26-Feb-20 19:14:51

We did gaps! Using that book. Changed my sons life. Was the hardest thing I’ve ever done and I found the diet socially isolating as they don’t allow a lot of food groups however the change in 3 days was worth the sacrifices.

The diet is heavy on probiotics and making everything from fresh. Give it a go .. it’s defiantly worth the try x

Edel2019 Wed 26-Feb-20 22:10:22

Wow I've never even heard of the GAPS diet!!!!

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