Over the years I have tried to find anything to help my dear sweet Corbin and his emotional and social issues. Things that most kids would just get over he does not. I have found that if I eliminated high fructose corn syrup from his diet he is a better human. Why? Well a few years ago I received a study from an environmental scientist friend. That study linked mercury to products like Coke and Hershey's Chocolate and almost all breads. The only common link between the food products was the High Fructose Corn Syrup.
For the last few months every time I get Corbin back from his dads house we have a melt down. Some are smaller and easier to deal with than others. When the boys got back from their dads this weekend I was informed by my oldest that they discovered that the pies their dads lady friend had been making for them has high fructose corn syrup in the mix. (Apparently he had a total meltdown for his father after consuming said products and the oldest did some research.) I am grateful that they will be no longer feeding him the products.
Today I got to be on the receiving end of one of his more fantastic melt downs. These generally occur as the toxins are starting to leave his body. He is unable to calm himself and unwilling to listen. Fortunately we were home alone just the two of us as his freak out hit its high point and then something different happened. About a half hour into the fit I got him to look at me and breathe. I have never been able to stop these fits except with some sort of time out or yelling and even then the fits usually last hours.
Not only has he calmed down, he decided he could re-do the project he wanted to show his teacher, that he left at karate. I think this one turned out better than the first and he is currently singing. I hate high fructose corn syrup let downs. But I love that my boy is finally learning to work through his emotions. I am now ready for a nap and a Starbucks