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

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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 and moving to more advanced therapies like the Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet. Parents who have followed Strickland’s revolutionary plan have ...

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

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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.

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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.”  

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786746422
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 326,608
  • File size: 2 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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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction: Understanding the Autism-Nutrition Connection 1

Part I The Plan

Step 1 Transition Your Child to a Healthy Diet 9

Step 2 Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough Basic Nutrients 22

Step 3 Choose a Daily Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement for Your Child 42

Step 4 Increase Your Child's Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake 52

Step 5 Resolve Your Child's Feeding Problem 61

Step 6 Heal Your Child's Gut 79

Step 7 Identify and Treat Food Allergies 91

Step 8 Consider Putting Your Child on a Special Elimination Diet 103

Step 9 Try High Dose Vitamin B6 with Magnesium 119

Step 10 Explore Additional Supplements 128

Part II Gluten- and Casein-Free Recipes For Kid-Friendly Foods

Beverages 148

Breads and Muffins 151

Breakfasts 162

Cakes, Cookies, and Desserts 166

Condiments and Sauces 183

Crackers and Snacks 187

Everyday Meals 192

Microwave Baking 198

Soups 203

Vegetables and Sides 206

Part III Nutritional Information

Appendix 1 Choosing a Registered Dietitian 213

Appendix 2 The Best Dietary Sources for Protein, Fiber, and Calcium 216

Appendix 3 RDA or AI and UL for Vitamins and Minerals 222

Appendix 4 IEP Nutrition Goals and Objectives 227

Appendix 5 Data Collection Forms 231

Appendix 6 Nutritional Detoxification Plan 237

Appendix 7 Laboratory Test 241

Glossary 243

Resources 253

Bibliography 257

Index 279

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    very helpful and informative

    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

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