Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Diet Treatment Part 1Written by admin on September 15th, 2010
The specific diet treatment tips we found helpful were:
* We kept a food diary to see which foods made him feel better or worse. Trigger foods seemed to be:
o Hot dogs, bacon, lunch meat anything with nitrites. I also kept from giving him too many foods with naturally occurring nitrites, though based on his diet diary these didn’t seem to be a problem. But I didn’t want to take any chances.
I always buy nitrite free meats at home, but initially I didn’t think the limited exposure to nitrites my son got from school lunches and occasional restaurant meals would be significant. Was I ever wrong on that front. Cutting out the cafeteria lunches and nitrite cured food at restaurants made a significant improvement in my son’s health.
o Birthday cake – we think it was the dye in the frostings that made him sick. The preservatives and high levels of sugar probably didn’t help either.
o For some reason chocolate doughnuts really made him worse.
* My son seemed to have the least problems with MCS when his pH was within a normal range.
* I made most meals from scratch when possible. I bought a rotisserie to cook up organic meat ahead of time for him to take in his lunch to avoid the nitrites in processed lunch meat. I also bought a rice cooker to make up big batches of organic rice.
* I started making my son’s lunch each day, packing it with whole, preservative and dye free foods from home instead of letting him eat at school. It is ironic that school lunches often consists of high fat, high sugar, nutrient poor processed foods laden with preservatives, considering the number of links that have been established between poor diet and behavior problems at school. One of the frequent meals at my son’s school is corn dogs, a food loaded with fat, salt and nitrites.
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