Special Diets for Special Kids: Understanding and Implementing a Gluten and Casein Free Diet to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders

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Future Horizons, 1998 - Cooking - 252 pages
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1st Runner-Up in the 2004 Writers' Notes Book Awards!

This book--part medical treatise, part cookbook--will teach you how to make GFCF entrees, breads, desserts, and many other foods the entire family will enjoy eating.

In a nutshell, certain enzymes are required to break down gluten and casein. If the enzymes that normally break down casein and gluten don't function well, serious neurological problems can result. Studies have shown that children with autism have a marked deficiency of these enzymes, so gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diets have yielded positive results for many children.

First Runner-Up in the Writers' Notes Book Awards, this original Special Diets book has been helping children and adults with autism, ADHD, Celiac disease, and other disorders since 1998! The first part of the book describes the diet in detail, from both a scientific and a personal approach (the author's son has autism and their family has been on the GFCF diet for years). Helpful sections include:

  • Sam's Story
  • About Special Diets
  • Allergy or Intolerance
  • Tests and Nutritional Supports
  • How (And What) to Feed Your Child
  • Help From Friends & Relatives

Next, the cookbook part contains over 140 recipes, including many you would have never thought possible on a GFCF diet, such as:

  • Breaded chicken nuggets and fish sticks
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Pizza
  • Mock mac-and-cheese
  • Pancakes and muffins
  • Cookies and cakes
  • And more!


 

 

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I was very satisfied with this book. It has lots of great info. about the dietJUST WHAT I NEEDED! I will also be able to use it for reference and for recipes. I HIGHLY recommend reading this book ... Read full review

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I highly reccommend this to all parents of special needs kids. This is very informative and there are tons of reciepes. I strongly suggest that if you get this book invest in Special Diets for Special ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD by Dr Bernard Rimland
1
ABOUT SPECIAL DIETS?
17
ALLERGY OR INTOLERANCE?
37
HOW AND WHAT TO FEED YOUR CHILD
65
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM FRIENDS AND RELATIVES
91
Chicken Nuggets GF Breading p 99 Fish Sticks p 100 French Fries p 100 Potato Salad
113
BREADS BREAKFASTS
123
Pearsauce Bread p 134 Sweet Corn Bread p 135 Corn Bread II p 135 GF Tortillas p 136
136
Gingersnaps p 177 Fudgiest Brownies p 177 Ronnies Brownies p 178 Sesame Fingers
186
Pineapple Velvet Cake p 192 Frostings p 193194 Using Natural Colorings p 193 Black
205
ODDS AND ENDS
207
Vanilla Pudding Mix p 213 Chocolate Pudding Mix p 214 Waldorf Salad p 214 Pearsauce
222
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by K Seroussi
229
DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH
237
COOKBOOKS
247
GLUTEN FREE CASEIN FREE RESOURCES
255

Savory Foods
152
Holiday Sweets
165

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About the author (1998)

Lisa Lewis earned her PhD in biological anthropology from New York University, where she studied genetic variation. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two sons, Sam and Jacob. They enjoy hiking, bike riding, and music. Lisa also has her own cake decorating business, and dabbles in “potichomania," which is reverse glass painting. Along with a partner, Karyn Seroussi, Lisa runs a website and publishes a newsletter for folks using dietary interventions. Contact her at www.AutismNDI.com.

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