My jingles about gluten are light, but intended to get a much needed message across.
Don’t Be Blasé: Get Your Child Tested Today
If your darling child has a milestone delay
Be leary of what the doctor might say
If crawling and walking poorly display
Gluten could be the link so don’t be blasé
If your infant doesn’t put weight on her feet
Don’t be shocked, it could be related to wheat (osteomalacia, osteopenia)
If for her age she appears petite (stature or failure to thrive)
This too could be linked to wheat
If his language skills seem incomplete
Another warning, it could be the wheat
If fussy… can’t sleep through the night
It’s wheat again you might indict
If her skin is pebbly, rough, and dry
The gluten-free lifestyle might apply
If diagnosed with autoimmune disease
Could be from the glutinous sleaze
If respiratory issues appear everyday
Are you getting the message I’m trying to convey?
Gluten is the root of much sickness and delay
“Get your child tested!” is all I can say
© 2014 Anne Sarkisian
But you can’t just ask for gluten/celiac testing or it’s likely you won’t get enough to really track down celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Parents must advocate for themselves by getting educated. Testing information, to discuss with your doctor, in Toxic Staple (Chapter 16 and 17) will very likely help you and your doctor detect sensitivity to gluten if it exists.
The one blood test generally offered is too often not enough testing unless you have full-blown celiac disease or are close to the end of the road. It seems few doctors are aware of adequate blood testing or the cutting-edge sensitive stool test that saved my family. It’s not their fault as very little is being offered to educate our doctors. And sickness prevails!
My book spells out the ins and outs of testing to share with your doctor and it addresses many of the 300+ symptoms and diseases/disorders linked to gluten by major world research.
Please do not ignore chronic symptoms in your child or yourself! If negative on blood testing please pursue the very sensitive stool testing.