Helping Children

Some Topics

Leg and Other Pains

Often children complain of leg and other pains, especially at night. Children's pain has often been diagnosed by physicians as "growing pains," a nonsensical idea. Parents often have to come up with solutions for children's health problems. Diet revision may be successful in alleviating this common symptom.

Muscle aching and tenderness (myalgia) are symptoms of food allergy. The combination of abdominal bloating and/or pain with body aching and stiffness is often diagnostic of milk and cereal-grain allergy. Children can have chronic aching, stiffness and fatigue that is identical to an adult syndrome often diagnosed as fibromyalgia.

Multiple causes can be suggested for generalized pain and tenderness. Food allergy and other food supply problems are usually not considered. The recognition that chronic pain can be an expression of non-specific hypersensitivity disorders has been slow in coming. The acceptance of diet revision as a prerequisite for recover is even slower. Staple foods such as milk, wheat, eggs and meatare often responsible.

Some children have lost tolerance to many foods and only feel well if they eat a small number of carefully selected foods for period ranging from several weeks to several months. Their tolerance to food usually increases within six month to a year, but relapses tend to occur years later if they eat carelessly again.

There are many ways for food problems to interfere with a child's normal functioning and to promote disease. We assume that several problems interact in a complex manner to produce the symptoms and dysfunction that we seek to remedy. It is always necessary, therefore, to correct food problems by complete diet revision using the the Alpha Nutrition Program. A children's rescue starter pack combines this program with the Book of Children in printed or eBook format with a 500 Gram jar of Alpha ENF, our complete nutrition, food replacement formula.

Brief Note on Delayed Pattern Food Allergy

In this section we are discussing delayed food allergy, not the more obvious immediate food allergic reactions. Delayed patterns of food allergy are not so obvious and generally go unrecognized. Allergy skin tests do not show this problem nor do blood tests for antibodies such as RAST or ELIZA. Delayed patterns of food allergy are responsible for causing specific diseases such as asthma and eczema and also common but ill-defined illness patterns in children. The tutorial, Food Allergy in Children gives you a quick lesson in this important topic. We devote a whole website to explaining food allergy. The topic is well explained in the book, Feeding Children. Advanced readers will want to read the books Managing Food Allergy and Immunology Notes.