Powdered whey can be put into pancakes and drinks and it is a great source of protien. Get a good quality one. it makes all the difference.
Beans can be mashed and put into sauces and stews and even fudge if you can beleive it. Chia seeds are powerhouses of good stuff and are also a source of protien.They dissapear in drinks and pancakes and stuff. They are easy to incorporate. Look them up online.
Youve GOT to reduce those carbs and sugars, even fruit sugars. If he won't eat it as a whole food (the whole berry, the apple or banana slice, cubed pear, etc) and not juiced or pureed, it is contributing to the problem.The body needs to digest the fiber, skin, and membranes of fruit to keep the body from absorbing too much of the fructose , too fast.
The baby food items you listed have absolutely no fiber in them. They will go straight to the blood stream. This could be your biggest problem. You've got to get LESS glucose in him and MORE PROTIEN FOR THE MORNING MEAL . It makes a difference in the whole day. In fact if you could cut out almost all the sugars in the morning you might see a drastic improvement.
Youve probably got major nutritional deficiences going on. Magnesium is one I would not wait to incorporate. You can get magneisum chloride and rub it on his skin and let it dry. Babycalm is a product that I would reccommend also. It is drinkable magnesium, dosed for little ones.
Magnesium calms nerves and is a calcium gate blocker- it keeps calcium from rushing into the nerve cell and exciting it. ADHD, aggitation, compulsion, innatention, hyperexcitability, anxiety, poor blood sugar levels , lack of appetite, tantrums and chronic fatigue are all symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
Other possible side affects (depending on the chemical makeup of the individual) are sniffling, skin problems, red ears, recurrent ear and sinus infections, hiccups, constipation, headaches, bad teeth, highly sensitive to light or sound or noise, jumpyness, tourettes, hysteria, choking on food, soft bones, frequent sighing, nausia , finger and toe cramps, asthma and COPD. Low magneisum = increased adrenaline = irritability of the central nervous system.
Vit A is another problem. Children need to get their vit A in the form of retinol from animal meats/fats because they cannot make the conversion from carotienes (the type in in fruits /veggies.) Vit A deficiency will contribute to anorexic tendencies and poor feeding. Organ meats are highly desirable.
LIVER of animals has over 8 times the vit A of the highest vit A vegetable-(carrot). We can put ground liver and other organ meats in with hamburger or make a pate- find ways to get this into your family's diet.
I have been doing medical/vitamin research for 10 years. As far as adding a multi vitamin to you child's intake, I do not agree with that poster. Although there are benefits to adding a very few select vitamins to our diets (magnesium especially)... most multi vitamins are very low in the very ones we need most, and add others that we shouldn't be taking at all. Vit D can be highly toxic- I would never give it to anyone, unless they NEVER see the light of day or ingest dairy products. Children get thier vit D in plenty of quantity from these two sources alone. Typically, there is no need to add calcium to our diet either, unless the person has had thier thyroid removed or other reasons.
Hypoglycemia is a common side effect of decreased adrenal gland function.
Essensial fatty acids (EFA'S)are needed to make the precursor to progesterone. This in turn makes hormones for the adrenal gland and thyroid.
EFA's are : Raw virgin coconut oil/olive oil/raw almonds/seeds/wild caught fish. The nuts and seeds in the store have been irradiated. so...you need to find someone with a tree. Olive oil can go rancid, and most fish in the store are farm raised. ( extremely high in mercury/toxins)
I suggest the raw- virgin coconut oil. You can get it online if you cant find it local at a halth food store. You can give a teaspoon of coconut oil 2 x a day- find a way- either off the end of a spoon directly into his mouth, or mix it in a food, put it on toast or pancakes, etc.
Vit b complex liquid drops , under the tounge, (for absorption) are the only other vitamin I would suggest. Vit B also supports the central nervous system and helping to make hormones.