We’ve developed a basic diet checklist for you to consult because making dietary changes is the first step to healing.
- Have you established which diet or diets would be well-suited for your child’s health condition?
- Have you done a food allergy and food sensitivity test to know what foods to eliminate?
- Have you eliminated trigger foods from your child’s diet:
- Artificial colors
- Artificial flavors
- Natural flavors
- Endocrine disruptors
- Chemical preservatives
- Have you removed all sources of gluten in grains and hidden sources of gluten in spices, food flavorings and sauces?
- Have you removed all sources of casein found in animal products?
- Have you removed all sources of casein found in desserts, frozen food, food products, seasonings, and cold meats?
- Have you removed all processed foods from your child’s diet?
- Have you eliminated vegetable oils and trans fats from your child’s diet?
- Are you using the stove instead of the microwave?
- Is your child getting protein for breakfast before going to school?
- Is your child getting healthy snacks for school?
- Are you using salt with minerals such as Himalayan salts?
- Is your child drinking enough filtered water?
- Are you including enough good-quality fats in your child’s diet?
- Is your child getting fermented foods daily in their diet?
- Have you checked for cross-contamination in your child’s diet?
- Have you checked for any aluminum, lead or mercury in the food your child eats?
- Have you checked to make sure you are not cooking with aluminum pots, non-stick frying pans and any other chemically laden cooking utensils or pots?
- Are you checking with the Environmental Working Group for information on pesticides with fruits and vegetables?
- Are you finding creative ways to get your child to eat leafy greens and vegetables? Keep vegetable water and use it in your cooking!
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