Give it a whole hearted effort for at least 3 to 4 months.
Signs your child may benefit from this diet.
1) When the child self limits his diet especially to milk and wheat( its like a biological addiction)
2) When the child eats unusually large or small amount of food. Large amount may suggest that
child thinks eating makes him feel good because of opiates, so he should eat.Small amount
suggest many foods make him sick so he tries to avoid eating.
3) Extremely dry skin.
5) Red cheeks and ears.
6) Abnormal bowel movement.
7) Abnormal sleep patterns.
Improved eye contact, sociability, language, bowel movement, sleep pattern.
Can switch quickly but gradually is better option as it is easy on child.
Start with taking away milk first and then after a month or so wheat.
Rice milk, almond milk, hemp milk, protein supplements, EO28 splash. In recipies,
1 cup milk can be substituted with 1/4 cup nuts blended with 1 cup water.
We need to use a Calcium supplement.
We can use gluten free flours like Quinoa, Buckwheat, Raagi, Jowar, Teff , Amaranth, Millet.
We can get Gluten free pizza crust, soy cheese, soy or rice based icecream in whole foods. We can try home made fruit popsicles.
Namaste pizza crust mix in whole foods.
Whole foods, Traders Joe, Farmers markets.Farmers market On Fridays at Kaiser Permanente, 276 International Circle San jose Has a kiosk that vendors GFCF cakes and cookies. Beehive.
Yes, it is a bit expensive but affordable to eat healthy . To compensate, cut down on junk and
outside food. Cook all your meals.
Be careful. have separate cookwares.In ovens and microwaves use plate.
Organic foods are made a/c to certain production standards. The use of conventional non organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted. No human waste or sewage sludge is used. However, contrary to popular belief certain non organic fertilizers are still used. Livestock are reared w/o the routine use of antibiotics, growth hormones, are fed a healthy diet and in most countries it is not genetically modified.
Depends on the child . Some kids show severe behavior changes others do not show much change.
Epsom salt bath, Enzymaid (Kirkman labs) can help.
Try to eat the same food atleast for one meal. With a little research we can find substitute for everything. If possible prepare for both differently but let them eat togather.
Yes, but choices are limited.
Let everybody know about your child's dietary restrictions and how important they are to child's
Save some of his favorate gfcf items for such occassions.Take atleast two of his favorate items
when going out so that u can offer him that when he wants to eat.
Let everybody know about the diet restrictions.Always provide his favorite GFCF food items to
Yes, plan and prepare ahead.
Prepare GFCF sweets, cookies, cakes etc.
Diet for Autism - Julie Mathews
Special needs kids eat right- Judy Converse
Special diets for special kids1&2- Lisa S. Lewis
The Encyclopedia of dietary interventions for the treatment of Autism and related disorders- Lisa
Lewis & Karyn Seroussi