We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some of these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece to our puzzle. Thank you for giving us hope…

“We had two babysitters quit within 2 weeks. My son had a meltdown and she was scared he was going to hurt himself or someone else and she said she just couldn’t do it. The second one – he saw a pond and when sprinting and jumped into it. He was a little over 3- nonverbal and we were lost. I quit my job and committed myself to help my son. Enter the REID diet. Our speech therapist mentioned it and I was desperate to help my son. Although we are not 100% Reid, we made so many healthier changes, cut out gluten, dairy, soy, artificial sugar, dyes, and a lot of processed foods. We added daily smoothies and made all-around healthier Choices in all the things we used in our house and on our bodies. My son is now in K. We had an IEP meeting this morning where they said he is at or above grade level in all school content except fine motor skills- which are coming. His speech is still developing but he can tell us what he wants or needs. He is in the regular classroom more than 80% of the day.  His resource teacher told us today that our goal of having him in a regular classroom without assistance is a realistic goal. That she thinks he will be there. This was our game changer. The thing that gave us hope. My son has the chance to live the life we have always pictured for him.”

-Anonymous REID Mom