Eating for Autism: The 10-Step Nutrition Plan to Help Treat Your Child's Autism, Asperger's, or ADHD

Eating for Autism: The 10-Step Nutrition Plan to Help Treat Your Child's Autism, Asperger's, or ADHD

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by Elizabeth Strickland
     
 

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What your child eats has a major impact on his brain and body function. Eating for Autism is the first book to explain how an autism, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS, or ADHD condition can effectively be treated through diet.

Eating for Autism presents a realistic 10-step plan to change your child’s diet, starting with essential foods and supplements

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Overview

What your child eats has a major impact on his brain and body function. Eating for Autism is the first book to explain how an autism, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS, or ADHD condition can effectively be treated through diet.

Eating for Autism presents a realistic 10-step plan to change your child’s diet, starting with essential foods and supplements and moving to more advanced therapies like the Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet. Parents who have followed Strickland’s revolutionary plan have reported great improvements in their child’s condition, from his mood, sleeping patterns, learning abilities, and behavior to his response to other treatment approaches. Complete with 75 balanced, kid-friendly recipes, and advice on overcoming sensory and feeding skill problems, Eating for Autism is an essential resource to help a child reach his full potential.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Autistic spectrum disorders continue to be a major topic in the news. This mysterious group of developmental disorders still has no known cause, but those who have them seem to have a high incidence of digestive problems. Dietary interventions often lead to improved functioning. These three books offer information about diets and recipes that appeal to children. Strickland, a registered dietitian specializing in ADHD and autism, offers the most detail, explaining the importance of good nutrition for development and discussing food allergies and the use of special diets, vitamins, and supplements. Compart, a developmental pediatrician and Laake, a registered dietitian, cover the gluten-free, casein-free diet and its use in treating both ADHD and autism. They explain what the diet is, why it works, and how to transition a child onto it. Kid-friendly recipes make up the book's core. There is also a resource list. Kessick, a British autism advocate who has an autistic son, presents the shortest book, which features a brief history of dietary intervention in treating autism and material on the implementation of a special diet at home and at school. Her lists of ingredients contain gluten, casein, and other potentially dangerous additives. Buy based on preferred focus.
—Barbara M. Bibel

From the Publisher
Publishers Weekly, 6/1/09
“includes recipes and valuable information on how to transition to a gluten- and casein-free diet.”

Living Without, Oct/Nov 2009
“Written in layman’s language, Eating for Autism will help you determine whether there’s a dietary connection to your child’s behaviors, and, if so, how to proceed.”

“A nice addition to a practitioner’s bookshelf.”  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786746422
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,265,038
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Strickland, MS, RD, LD, is a leading dietician specializing in nutritional therapies for autism spectrum disorders and ADHD, with over twenty years’ experience. She lives in Canyon Lake, Texas.

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Eating for Autism 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had heard about special diets for tose with special needs. I didn't look too much into it until I started having problems with my son. He is borderline Aspergers. So I want to do everything I could for him as naturally as possible. I changed his eating according to the book, and now he has been making a turn around. I'm so grateful for that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago