Implementing the Gluten Free and Casein Free Diet for Autistic Children and Adults - A Practical Guide for Parents
Author: Marilyn Le Breton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
People with autism often are intolerant of gluten (a protein in four types of cereal) and casein (a protein found in animal milk). There are many testaments to the benefits for such people of a diet that excludes gluten, casein, monosodium glutamate and aspartame, and these persuaded Marilyn Le Breton to put her autistic son Jack on the diet. This is the book that Marilyn wishes had been available to her when she first did so. In it she explains what the diet is all about and how it works, what foods can form part of the diet and what should be excluded. She addresses frequently asked questions and misconceptions, such as 'Is the diet too difficult and time-consuming? How strictly do I need to adhere to it? Is the diet expensive to implement?' and gives practical advice on basic equipment and ingredients, what to expect when your child starts the diet, how to adapt family meals and how to minimise cross-contamination in the kitchen. The book includes a wide selection of recipes, an extensive list of addresses and websites of suppliers of foodstuffs in the UK, and suggestions for finding out more information. It is the first book of its kind to be written specifically for those living in the UK. Marilyn's own experience and sensible approach ensure that this book will be invaluable for any parent of a child with autism, or any adult considering embarking on the diet.
Why They Work When They Do, Why They Don't When They Don't
Author: Kenneth Aitken
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
'Given the increased interest in the relationship between diet and autism spectrum conditions, this is a timely publication which is both thorough and balanced in content. Parents and professionals alike will find this book of use by virtue of Ken's meticulous reviews of current scientific evidence for a variety of diets combined with practical advice on the application of such interventions.' - Dr. Paul Whiteley, Autism Research Unit 'Dr. Aitken provides a timely synthesis of diet interventions in autistic spectrum disorders set within a framework of historical and political references. This informative work offers invaluable assistance to the wider clinical team, further enabling effective support and guidance to the ASD community in its quest for a healthy future.' - Rosemary Kessick, former CEO of AiA (Allergy Induced Autism) Research in autism increasingly indicates the existence of different forms of the condition, and the possibility of dietary interventions having a positive effect on symptoms and behaviours associated with autism. The author explores the main dietary approaches that have been advocated in ASD. For each approach, the author explores the potential benefits; evidence for and against the diet and its relation to different genetic conditions; and information, where available, on relevant publications, web resources and support groups. The author proposes an approach, the Simple Restriction Diet (SRD), which he describes in detail, explaining how to implement this approach and how to use it to work out whether a dietary approach is of benefit. This book will be a valuable resource for families, individuals and professionals wishing to understand and explore the possibilities of dietary interventions and the benefits they can have for those on the autism spectrum.
Understanding and Implementing a Gluten and Casein Free Diet to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders
Author: Lisa S. Lewis
Publisher: Future Horizons
'Lisa Lewis' contribution to the understanding of biomedical aspects of autism has been considerable. Her informative booklet An Experimental Intervention for Autism combined scientific principles with practical advice for parents in a very readable way. Its availability on the Internet has made it one of the most widely read and influential pieces ever written on autism. Her new book also concentrates on the practical applications of knowledge and understanding. It is well researched, well written and very much needed.' - Paul Shattock, Autism Research Unit, University of Sunderland Lisa Lewis explains, in this easy-to-read and accessible book, 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 and professionals might have about choosing a dietary intervention. Why choose a special diet? Are there tests to help me decide? Is there research to support this type of intervention? Will my child starve? What do I cook? In addition, she provides over 150 good-tasting recipes to get started on the diet -everything from spaghetti and meatballs to holiday treats and sweets and edible clay!
A Step-by-Step Guide to Hope and Healing by Living Gluten Free and Casein Free (GFCF) and Other Interventions
Author: Barrie Silberberg
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Family & Relationships
"Huge changes"| "A different child"| "A miracle" | "Vast improvements" This is what parents are saying about an amazing diet that is showing extraordinary results in helping children eliminate many traits and symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, celiac disease, and other conditions. The Gluten-Free, Casein-Free (GFCF) Diet, as well as removing all artificial dyes and preservatives, is hugely effective for thousands of families. The Autism & ADHD Diet is your complete guide to the GFCF Diet. Barrie Silberberg, a mother who honed her skills using the GFCF Diet with her son, who was diagnosed with ASD, gives you everything you need to know to put the diet into action with your child, including: What the GFCF Diet is and why it's so effective How to start the diet Where and how to buy GFCF foods How to avoid cross-contamination How to understand labels on packaging How to make this diet work day-to-day Packed with parent-proven tips and the best resources for the diet, The Autism & ADHD Diet will alleviate all of your questions and provide a variety of ways to make this diet work best for you and your family.
Autism represents one of the biggest health challenges facing children today. Whilst experts around the globe strive to unravel and truly understand how autism develops and presents itself, relatively little is still known about the condition. Meanwhile, strong evidence has emerged that the diet in children on the autistic spectrum can have a significant role to play in the management of their symptoms. A growing body of research reveals that some challenging characteristics present in autism may be positively affected by the introduction of a gluten- and casein-free (GFCF) diet. Autism: Exploring the benefits of a gluten and casein free diet offers an easy-to-read alternative to sifting through the science. Written by experts in autism research, food, nutrition and dietetics, the book cuts through the science-speak to offer readers a no-nonsense overview of diet and autism together with a range of useful recipes and handy hints for making mealtimes fun for children with autism and related conditions.
A Step by Step Manual for Recovery and Developmental Gain
Author: Michelle Cheney
Category: Family & Relationships
Your child's autism does not have to be a life sentence! If you are seeking hope, relief, and developmental gain for your son or daughter, Climbing Out Of Autism One Bite At A Time is a practical guide designed with your child's needs, and your demanding schedule, in mind. Using a simple, two-pronged approach called Comprehensive Organic Intervention, your child can achieve and maintain a stable state using dietary and environmental continuity. In a stable state, your child will be naturally empowered to make physical, cognitive, social, and behavioral gain. By identifying and eliminating impediments to a stable state, your child can become physically, mentally, and emotionally receptive. Positive, measurable, and lasting improvements have been witnessed in demeanor, language development and skills, social skills, eye contact, interest in surroundings, enthusiasm to learn, employing empathy, use of imagination, and reduced or eliminated tactile and sensory defensiveness. Researched and developed by the mother of a beloved son with auitsm, the two-pronged biological approach has facilitated her son's steady advancement from the ravages and limitations of severe autism. Offered in a step-by-step format, this must-have manual includes recipes, quick reference guides, and theory.
"Packed with information that is useful on a daily basis. This book will be useful for all who care for children with disabilities or chronic disase." --Journal of Parental and Enteral Nutrition Food and nutrition studies are more relevant to the practice of medicine than ever before. As scientific understanding of these links has expanded over the last decade, the need for an authoritative reference has never been greater. This fully revised and updated edition of PEDIATRIC AND ADULT NUTRITION IN CHRONIC DISEASES, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND HEREDITARY METABOLIC DISORDERS offers a comprehensive reference to the nutritional interventions for diseases across the lifespan. Comprising more than 60 topic-based chapters from leading figures in nutrition and medicine, this book is the most up-to-date work on diet as a symptom of, and therapy for, chronic, hereditary, and developmental disorders. Enriched with tables and charts that distill the latest recommendations for nutrient intake, physical activity, this third edition is a convenient and essential resource for busy clinicians and students in nutrition, dietetics, and medical specialties.
In this issue of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics, consulting editor Dr. Harsh Trivedi has selected topics that continually are at the forefront for child and adolescent psychiatrists.Among the top topics are: Children's Exposure to Violent Video Games and Desensitization to Violence; Neurobiology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Psychosocial Interventions in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; 5. Social Skills Training for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders; 6. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders; and Adolescent Eating Disorders: Definitions, Symptomatology, Epidemiology and Comorbidity. Authors renown in the psychiatric field and the pediatric field provide the physician clinical outcomes and therapeutic management of these disorders.
Basic Consumer Health Information about Autism Spectrum and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Such as Classical Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Including Information about Related Genetic Disorders and Medical Problems and Facts about Causes, Screening Methods, Diagnostic Criteria, Treatments and Interventions, and Family and Education Issues
Author: Sandra J. Judd
Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated
"Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, available therapies and interventions, and related conditions. Includes index, glossary, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.