This book is a very good introduction into the Gluten and Casein free diet that can benefit a lot of kids with autism. The late Dr. Bernard Rimland said " What will change, and is changing, the minds of the medical establishment is activist efforts by intelligent, well-informed and highly motivated parents like Mary Callahan, Lisa Lewis and many others....This book is a giant step in the right direction."
The first part of this book is going to give you a quick crash course into why the gluten free and casein free diet is beneficial. The author tells us about her autistic son and the trials and tribulations that her family experienced. She then tells us how the gluten free and casein free diet helped her son's autistic behaviors. The first section of this book will answer a lot of questions you may have had about the diet.
What is gluten?
What is casein?
How can this diet be beneficial?
How do you get started on this diet?
Do you eliminate everything at once or start with dairy first and then follow with gluten?
If I eliminate all of these foods what will I feed my child?
What can I use to replace milk?
Will my child then become deficient in calcium?
How do I replace wheat flour when I bake?
What foods are okay to eat and what foods should my child avoid?
When you eliminate gluten and casein from your child's diet will they have withdrawal symptoms?
Is there a medical blood or urine test to determine if my child would benefit from this diet?
Can a child test negative for gluten and casein allergies and still have a sensitivity to them?
What are the foods most likely to cause an allergic reaction?
When I am reading a package label, what are food additives that are safe and which ones should be avoided.
Should I spend the extra money and buy organic foods?
Do I need to give my child vitamins?
What vitamins and minerals are beneficial to a child with autism?
Are there any herbal remedies that are beneficial?
The second section is packed with many gluten free and casein free recipes and some of the little secrets needed to help you overcome the difficulties in making tasty dishes, cookies and breads.
For a complete list of the dishes made in this book click here. Add this book to your autism library.