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I have been messing around with the elimination diet. Gluten, dairy, and even food dyes don't appear to be a problem However, chewing gum....Phenylalanine, seems to trigger and exacerbate the anxiety that our Panda's kids seem to be carrying around with them. Today my ds was completely calm, and he found some gum. I hesitated, but then thought, let's give it a try. With in 1 hour, he was jumpy and irritable. NO MORE GUM. Any of you experience this, or have any thoughts?

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Are you sure it's not titanium dioxide that's causing the problem? That's an additive that sends my DD over the edge. Increases her anxiety, impulsivity, and mood dysregulation. It is commonly used as a whitener in gum, toothpaste, some medications, and many other products. Check out the mice study and titanium dioxide. Pretty scary. TD crosses the BBB very quickly. She has found gum that does not have TD in the ingredients.

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Wow! And titanium dioxide is very common in sunscreen, which I try to avoid but my DH always wants to put on the kids.

 

DS was really high-level on vacation, when DH was putting sunscreen on him continuously! Maybe that was our smoking gun!

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