My 10 year old son was just diagnosed with juvenile osteochondrosis / Scheuermann’s Disease. He is gluten intolerant and for the most part is gluten and grain free (he will cheat with some things on occasion, mostly candy / sweets). All 4 of my boys as well as myself are all gluten intolerant. Since we went grain free he has been the one to fight it the most, because he hasn’t felt any symptoms like I and his brothers have. His older brother had headaches and an explainable rash for a couple years before going grain free, and his other brothers have had headaches and stomach aches. He has felt little to no pain therefore does not see the urgent need to be grain free. So my question today is, has Juvenile osteochondrosis been linked to gluten intolerance? Do you know of any articles/ studies I can read on it? Are there any supplements that I could be giving him to help combat this condition while he grows? I have been supplementing with Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D and also gelatin. Any help is greatly appreciated.
I would encourage strict adherence to grain free diet. The inflammation from exposure can last for up to three months and may be asymptomatic. Have you looked at testing him for micronutrient deficiencies? I would recommend this to determine what supplements would be helpful – http://www.Spectracell.com