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My nephew (now 24) has been the same way as your son since about birth. I've never seen anything like it -- *no* mayonnaise, salad dressings, bread with peanut butter (plain peanut butter on a spoon is perfect, though -- started as a young child), and all kinds of other strong, quirky rejections since early childhood. Because of sinus allergies, he has long given up dairy, which I can go along with.

He chose to go vegetarian as a young adult and loves green beans and broccoli, soymilk, and Boca Burgers. Vegetarianism agrees with him, but he still seems to reject most things. I saw him eat a bit of split pea soup the other week and was surprised. He also picked over some scrumptious pasta with great "homemade" sauce in a restaurant with a group of us the other month -- ended up eating mostly some of a side dish of steamed broccoli.

Like you, I'm finally seeing that this is probably biological and that he physically can't tolerate most of what we take for granted. Was interesting reading your note and will look into ways to help out. Just had to share this, though, because it was so strikingly similar to my nephew.

He's over 6' tall and is relatively healthy, so there may be nothing to worry about. In fact, he's a third-year med-school student.

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