One out of my 3 children (4 yrs old) has experienced loose stools, daily tummy ache, and a bloated tummy for over a year. The whole family went gluten free close to a year ago and then paleo for several months. During the gluten free/paleo he still had a daily tummy ache but his stools firmed up and the bloating went down. I noticed in myself some bloating and gas build up as I started the transition to gluten free/paleo but then it cleared up as I stayed eating little to no sugar, little to no dairy and about 85% grain free except for occasional rice and corn.
We just moved out of state and during the chaos that comes along with a move, we REALLY fell off the wagon and have been eating a lot gluten, as well as more dairy and sugar than we did before. Now my bloating and gas has returned, and ALL 3 children are now experiencing health concerns...where as before it was just one. Now my oldest child is complaining of a daily tummy ache, my youngest has frequent rashes, and the child that had previous problems has all of his previous symptoms again.
Here's my question. Other than my child with the original digestive problems, everyone else was symptom free prior to paleo. So why is it now that everyone is having digestive problems? We had none prior to paleo, so why are there problems now? We are on our way to eating paleo again so I'm hoping things will go back to normal. I'm also wondering if it's a mistake to be completely paleo with my kids because of when they are at a friends/relatives house or school or something and they don't have paleo options or choose to not eat paleo. Have I now caused a food intolerance where there wasn't one previously?? I wonder if we kept small amounts of gluten and such in our diet, would we feel back to "normal". THANKS!!!