- A red, sandpaper-like rash
- Dry, scaly, itchy skin
- Burn-like rash around the bum
A great book, Simplicity Parenting, by Kim John Payne, refers to a child's quirkiness as more of a scale or spectrum, and I like that idea. Environmental stress - including diet - can quickly amplify a quirk into a behavioral problem. And that, in my opinion, is how we should be looking at the diet-behavior connection in our children when evaluating symptoms of food allergies.
If you suspect that you or someone in your family is suffering from food sensitivities, but aren't sure what constitutes a symptom, take a look at the chart below:
A great resource for common food allergy symptoms can be found on Dr. Sear's website here. Also, an interesting read that looks at the connection between child behavior and diet is The Crazy Makers, by Carol Simontacchi.