EXTREME SELECTIVE EATING 😫😫😫
Our NatureDoc clinic specialises in helping kids of all ages who are extremely selective or restrictive with their food choices. We know how totally heartbreaking it is for parents when their kids simply won’t eat or exist on a very narrow selection of foods. We look for physical, sensory, immune, gut and metabolic issues beyond that of the NHS remit, and dig deep to find reasons why a child is struggling to nourish themselves.
In my new book The Good Stuff (click link in profile for more info) I tell the story of one very special little health hero 2 1/2 year old Emily, who had only eaten raspberry yoghurts and water biscuits for about 18 months. As you can imagine her parents were totally distraught, especially because she was weak, constipated and her days were filled with meltdowns. With lab testing we identified non IgE food intolerances to gluten and milk products and also found out that she was not producing enough pancreatic enzymes to digest her food efficiently, which was stopping her extracting the nutrition she needed to grow and thrive. So this meant we slowly swapped her yoghurt to dairy free, her crackers to gluten free and she had to take specialist enzymes with every meal. These two interventions totally changed her eating patterns very fast and over the next month her appetite hugely increased and to everyone’s amazement she started eating 3 proper meals a day. Her GP and paediatrician was so impressed with her progress that they totally supported these interventions, and she is now a sporty and vivacious 11 year old off to secondary school in a few weeks. If you are worried about your child’s eating and have a hunch it is not just behavioural then book in with one of my wonderful NatureDoc team who are there to help.