Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet

Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet

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by Susan Lord
     
 

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Gluten-free casein-free diets are widely used to improve cognitive function, speech patterns, behavior, and general well-being in children on the autistic spectrum. Written by a registered dietician and mother of a childwho is thriving ona gluten-free casein-free diet, this practical guide covers everything from how to get your child on the diet, to daily meal

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Gluten-free casein-free diets are widely used to improve cognitive function, speech patterns, behavior, and general well-being in children on the autistic spectrum. Written by a registered dietician and mother of a childwho is thriving ona gluten-free casein-free diet, this practical guide covers everything from how to get your child on the diet, to daily meal plans, recipes and handy shopping lists.Susan Lord offers sound nutritional advice on how to implement the diet correctly, without harming your child by omitting major nutrient groups.

Whether you are a parent or care-giver, this book will make removing gluten and casein froman autistic child's diet simple and stress-free. The easy-to-follow meal plans, complete with delicious recipes and ingredient lists, will guide you with confidence in providing a nutritionally-balanced diet for your child, as well as healthy meals the whole family will enjoy.

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The number of children diagnosed with autism is rising, and parents of autistic children often discover that it is difficult to find solutions. Nutrition is frequently neglected because physicians receive little training in the subject, but many parents and nutritional therapists find that using special diets helps children to calm down, focus, and communicate better. These three books written by parents of autistic children provide useful information about nutrition therapy for children on the autism spectrum; Converse and Lord are registered dietitians certified by the American Dietetic Association. Converse's Special-Needs Kids Eat Right is the most comprehensive, including information about the diagnosis and treatment of autism, special diet plans, and the use of supplements, as well as explanations of the various special diets being used. Lord and Silberberg concentrate on the gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF) diet. All three books provide sound advice about getting children started on the diet, shopping lists, recipes, and dealing with picky eaters. Silberberg offers an excellent list of web sites, including sites providing information about sticking with special diets while visiting other countries. Converse provides an extensive resource guide with materials on both traditional and alternative therapies. All three books are highly recommended; buy Special-Needs Kids Eat Right if you can afford only one.
—Barbara M. Bibel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843109099
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Lord is a registered dietitian with the American Dietetic Association. Her daughter was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder at the age of five and has been on a gluten-free, casein-free diet for almost nine years. Her diagnosis now falls into the more general category of 'cognitive disability'. Susan lives in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and two daughters.

Susan Lord is a registered dietitian with the American Dietetic Association. Her daughter wasdiagnosed withAutistic Spectrum Disorderat the age offiveandhas been on a gluten-free, casein-free diet foralmost nine years. Her diagnosisnow falls into themore general category of'cognitive disability'. Susan lives in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and two daughters.

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Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
HenleyDB1 More than 1 year ago
The recipes in this book are very kid friendly and easy to make, just what I needed starting out with a child who has gluten and milk allergies!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago