I realize this is a long shot but you never know. I am looking for a doctor who will be Paleo friendly in Atlantic Canada (we live in NS).
When my son went off gluten last fall and then went off it 100% last May, his stomach aches increasingly improved. He still has them a couple times a week. When he does have gluten/dairy/ sweets now, it gives him a stomach ache and diarrhea within about 10 minutes.
Today his pediatrician said he should have never gone off grains (because food restrictions always get worse after that ??? ha ha). She also said that my son is not normal as he has lost weight (we think he has stayed steady) and has only grown 9 cm in two years. She wants him to eat the grains so that her tests for celiac, h pylori, IBS etc. will be more accurate.
He is 4 feet ?? and 80 pounds (77lb today) and 14 and two months. He was tested for H pylori and celiac in 2009, both negative. He was on prevacid spring 2010 to spring 2011 for gastritis. My son in in tears, he doesn???t want to eat grains at all but he doesn???t want to grow badly and does want the stomach aches to end. This was our first visit in a year, the last time she told him to drink lots of Boost (he saw the sunflower oil and maltodextrin on the label and never touched it).
So I told him doctors are very useful sometimes, especially helpful in terms of diagnosing (when they have good test) but that we have other sources of knowledge for treating the whole body not just certain parts. I assured him we could combine the best of traditional with functional or ancestral or whomever would respect his choice to stay off the grains.
Thanks a million, Lisa
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on September 07, 2012
at 11:56 AM
Hi Lisa I live in Lunenburg and am a new patient of Dr Lavalley in Chester. At my initial appointment he pointed me to seriously consider a "paleo diet". I had little knowledge this way of eating at that time but have been reading and researching to better understand the concepts. I am presently 2 months on a paleo diet (not 100% everyday but I am working at it). So give Dr. Lavalley a call ... he is in the phone book. Hope this info makes your day!! Liz