I need some advice on where is the best place to begin if I want to cut food additives and the like out of our diets in particular that of my daughter?
She is 22 months old and since she was born we have had a few little issues - reflux and colic as a new bub, eczema for a while and now behaviour issues. I have often said to people that we started the terrible 2's at about 10 months old and it hasn't stopped since. We do have good days, but on the bad days it can be crazy - major tantrums and I really mean meltdowns, no attention span at all, no impulse control, etc etc. Now I know a lot of this is normal for this age but a lot of it seems above and beyond.
Anyway I was talking about it individually with 2 friends who suggested food intolerances could be an issue, my CHN then suggested the same thing and I have a parent helper come to give me some help and the first thing she said was I should look into food intolerances or even consider ADHD! As she is still very young I've been doing a bit of research into the diet aspect of it all and read the book Fed Up as well as doing a bit of googling and it is certainly very interesting reading.
Anyway what I am wanting to know is - is it best to start cutting out these things under the guidance of a dietician or paediatrician/GP or is it much a muchness doing it myself? Is it best to do the whole elimination diet from the word go? Or just start cutting the baddies out? Anything else I should know before beginning?