I've set a date for starting the Failsafe elimination diet - April 18th, so I guess we'll be eating any chocolate we get for Easter in a week, or hiding it away for an amines challenge.
Some of the behaviours and reactions we're hoping to avoid include:
- excessive defiance
- anxiety and emotional over-reactions
At this stage, I'm not planning on going dairy- or gluten-free, as I'm pretty sure our problems are going to lie squarely with salicylates and possibly amines, along with the artificial stuff we've already been trying to avoid. Both the children eat a LOT of fruit. That should make the diet fun, huh?
As I said to my partner, if it doesn't work, it's only three weeks of inconvenience. If it does, hopefully we'll all be much happier.