Hello everyone. I am a new member even thought I have been reading everybody elses stuff for a couple of days now. Donnal asked me to share my story with you so here goes. We have a lovely l5 year old daughter who was diagnosed ADD at age 4, tentative ODD diagnoses was made 3 years ago. She has attacked us and other kids at school, with the violence escalating within the last 2 years. I read Karen Seroussi's book, "Unravelling the mysteries of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)" and instantly recognized my daughter. She's not ADD she's Autistic. We immediately instituted the Dairy and Gluten Free diet and within 3 days the aggression was gone. It has now been 2.5 months and I have an absolute angel on my hands. After years of Ritalin and Prozac and Psychologist and Behaviouralists and a 13 specialists this kid is calm and happy! We had "Interro" testing done in Toronto and a hair analysis indicating that she has toxic levels of metal poisons. She fit Dr. Paul Shattock hypothisis perfectly. She received her MMR vaccine in l986 and then the new one in l987. She is currently detoxing for lead, aluminum,copper, calcium and magnesiun in toxic levels. She has toxic allergies to tons of food including pork, dyes, a lot of fruit, all vinegars , acetone, molds and mildews, etc. There is a fabulous bakery that ships to the US and Canada called Kinnikinnick Foods, wwww.kinnikinnick.com. they make the "alta" line of dairy and gluten free baked goods and they are fabulous. Especially their cinnamon and tray buns. Stephi can't wait for her package to get here. I think the most important thing I want get across is to all parents with an ADD or ADHD diagnoses you must investigate all the Autism websites and information available. ADD and ADHD are one of the Autistic Spectrum of Disorders. After l4 years of asking for help from all the "right" areas I finally found everything myself with a push in the right direction from Karen Seroussi. This new diet has proven perfect for the entire family. We are all (l hubby, me, 3 daughters) now dairy free and mostly gluten free. Amazing my diagnoses of Irritable Bowel Syndrom is gone and all three girls are much "brighter". Conversations are faster and comebacks are much quicker. I love the new improved IQ's. Teachers and tutors have all noticed and commented. I have washed my hands of medical doctors. We now have a Naturapath who is fabulous and a medical Dr. on standby in case someone needs stitches or starts oozing pus! Stephanie also has a pediatric chiropractor who has been wonderful. She had 2 undiagnosed scoliosis curvatures of the spinal column. If your child is "Self-medicating" on Macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese sandwhiches and pizza and pasta please read the websites fully about the opiates produced by the incompletely digested enzymes these foods produce and how the impact the serotonin levels in your childs brain. Amazing information is available. Thanks for listening everyone. ------------------ At home mom of 3 daughters, middle one ADD/ODD, happily married 23 years, Holistic, with big Akita dog and small cat!