Our organization often receives letters from people who share new therapy ideas, explain symptom-triggers they have discovered, or simply offer thanks. Such a note arrived this morning. A note not so different from others, yet for some reason it struck me deeply.
I found myself filled with gratitude. I marveled at what a privilege it is to be able to post information online that families can access from anywhere in the world. And it can change their lives.
Here is Erica’s letter:
My son is now 7 years old. When he was 4, he hit his head and developed severe tics within a day. I had no idea what was happening and took him to the ER, where they recommended that we just monitor his symptoms for the next 6 months.
Well, that wasn’t enough for me and I started researching tics and what causes them. I then realized that my son had shown tics for years. They were small and I had assumed that they were just the movements of a little kid growing into his body. The fall had increased them.
I found your ACN Latitudes website and it was enormously helpful to me! I started an elimination diet and over a few years, we discovered that his tics are brought on by gluten, corn, and cane sugar. We visited Thailand this summer and he had a bad bout of tics after eating food with MSG in it.
If we eliminate the triggers above, we can keep him 99% tic free. Still, we keep learning new things and sometimes he will have a small reaction and we aren’t sure why, so there must be something else out there as well.
It is not been an easy path — and the medical field and our doctor were no help at all! The key is keeping a log and trying new foods to see which ones cause a reaction. We are so blessed that our son has opened our eyes to how food can really impact you; my entire family is healthier because of it!
Erica is right: recovering health is not an easy path.
Nor is it easy for ACN to go up against the powerful medical establishment’s agenda of drugs and invasive therapies.
To help us have a stronger voice, we have developed this new website and hope you will share it so we can keep the effort alive and strengthen our collective impact.