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Special Diets for Special Kids 1ST Editionby Lisa Lewis
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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:
Next, the cookbook part contains over 140 recipes, including many you would have never thought possible on a GFCF diet, such as:
Using a common-sense approach to a complex subject, Dr. Lewis, a mother of autistic children herself, offers specific examples of food allergies and intolerances which impact health and behavior in children with autism or related developmental disorders, and provides gluten/casein-free recipes; lists of vitamins, minerals, and supplements; and much more.
This text explains how and why to implement a dietary intervention strategy for helping children and adults with autism. Drawing upon her own success with removing gluten and casein from her son's diet, she answers the many questions parents might have about choosing a dietary intervention.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Foreword (By Dr. Bernard Rimland)
Chapter 1: Sam’s Story
Chapter 2: About Special Diets
Chapter 3: Allergy or Intolerance?
Chapter 4: Tests and Nutritional Supports
Chapter 5: How (And What) to Feed Your Child
Chapter 6: With a Little Help From Friends & Relatives!
PART II: LET’S GET COOKING
Chapter 7: Mains and Sides
Chapter 8: Breads & Breakfasts (Yeast Free)
Yeasted Baked Goods
Chapter 9: Ethnic and Holiday Foods (savory treats)
Chapter 10: Cookies
Chapter 11: Desserts
Chapter 12: Odds and Ends
Appendix 1: Mail Order Sources
Appendix 2: Dairy Substitutes
Appendix 3: Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix 4: Doing Your Own Research by Surfing the Net
Appendix 5: Cookbooks
Gluten-Free & Casein-Free Resources
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