Caroline writes: "Our son has always been very sensitive to the PST pathway type foods - apples, grapes, tomatoes, chocolate and especially oranges. About 8 months ago we cut his starch intake drastically (though not completely) and substituted fruit instead. We are not completely SCD yet (working towards that), but he is having very little starch.

I was surprised to find that he was able to tolerate the fruit without problems. He is having apples, grapes, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and oranges maybe 2 or 3 times a day, and we have seen no red ears or cheeks. In a typical day he will have 1 apple, a small portion of grapes, 2 or 3 little oranges. I suspect that overall the load on his detoxification pathways have been reduced (less starch = less yeast = less toxic byproducts = less detoxification required) and so he is able to tolerate things which previously would have caused behavioral problems."