My son was full of energy, a sweet boy that had focus issues, tactile issues with foods as well as some behavioral issues. These issues increased once he began school. He had to socialize and focus on tasks other than his choosing. Over time I could see a pattern of bad behaviors shortly after eating various foods. His main trigger that I could see was artificial color, and later I would learn there were many more. In school more aggressive behaviors began appearing, which required a full time aide in school. It was heart wrenching that he was just having so many problems in Kindergarte. I felt helpless as a parent, and the school calls were increasing all the time.
He ignored personal space boundaries and did not always have the ability to sit and focus in class. He was given a full time class aide to help direct him in first grade. The school began the pressure to have him tested to confirm he had ADHD. I did have him tested so I could continue to get school services for him. The doctor who did the testing equated giving mind altering drugs for ADHD to providing glasses for a child who could not see the board. I could not believe they were seriously suggesting to medicate a 6-year-old.
I declined that option and sought alternatives.
At the school’s suggestion, I tried a Psychologist to help in counseling for him and maybe modify behaviors. I understood from the Psychologist that I could seek out a treatment with medication, but it terrified me once again to medicate a young child, and I began reading about the drugs they were suggesting.
I refused again to medicate and continued to change the diet in our home. I started to limit drinks and foods with colors since he acted out more after those and did see improvement, so I sought a nutritionist. While it helped it wasn’t doing enough, for I could not control the food he ate all the time. One Saturday morning I was watching Long Island Naturally on Cablevision and watched the episode
talking about NAET. Two doctors were on, one of them was Dr. Yee. They were talking with parents and their children, children just like mine that had various food allergies and behavioral issues. I finally felt hope.
We began treating him with NAET and it was rough in the beginning, because it was not a quick fix, and the behaviors got worse before they got better. It took time to peel all the layers off, but I could see improvement after treatments, sometimes it was small and other times it was a leap. My family who was skeptical in time would say time to see Dr. Yee if my son was acting up.
With Dr. Yee and NAET we found that Vitamin A was one of the main contributors to his aggressive behavior. After treating for preservatives and food colors, the hyperactivity dropped significantly to normal ranges for a child his age. It was not always easy, and Dr. Yee was nothing but up front about this being a commitment and that it could get worse before it got better. I stayed the course teachers began to ask what it was I was doing, as they saw the change for the better. I can say today, 8 years later, that my son is calm, well behaved, and doing overall well in school. They saw improvement and weaned him off the aide, and two years ago, they removed the aide that followed him throughout the day. He no longer is physical and is actually a big sweet gentle soul. I truly believe that NAET gave me to tools to provide the best life for my child. If I had just medicated him, it would have been a band aide, but NAET sought out the root of the problem and corrected it at the source. NAET allowed him to be the young man he is today - happy, healthy, and drug free!