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Hi, I was wondering if there is a link between stuttering and food. My 9 yr old has a ‘mild’ stutter and he is with a speech therapist. Recently we changed our diet to a real food diet. He started to speak much better. Then this past weekend: with halloween and 4 parties with lots of candy and preservatives, his speech worsened. I’ve never made a link between diet and stuttering.

Posted by anon, 08/11/13

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  • Its always possible.


  • I am quite sure stuttering is related to breathing techniques . Google should have some information on this too . If you are seeing a therapist, they should be able to answer all your concerns as well .


  • Maybe from foods these days as they have too many toxins and chemicals. Everything is changing…


  • Good Question, ask your local doctor!


  • Some food intolerance organisations seem to think there can be a link, what does your sons Speech Therapist say?


  • A whole food diet free of artificial additives will do wonders for many conditions


  • My son stuttering was when he had too much to say too fast, but the food thing could be


  • Yes and this is applicable for many conditions a GAPS diet may be what you are looking for http://gapsaustralia.com.au/


  • there are some good comments here


  • somethings going on there .


  • What did you find out?


  • If its working for you, that’s all that matters!


  • i hope all is well :)


  • I haven’t heard of it but you need to go with what works and what you have observed personally. Maybe the difference in food leads to a more excited state which results in the stuttering.


  • Kids that stammer are often shy, this could be why they stammer.


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