Special Diets for Special Kids: Understanding and Implementing Special Diets to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders

Special Diets for Special Kids: Understanding and Implementing Special Diets to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders

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by Lisa Lewis Ph.D.
     
 

'Lisa Lewis' contribution to the understanding of biomedical aspects of autism has been considerable. Her informative booklet An Experimental Intervention for Autism combined scientific principles with practical advice for parents in a very readable way. Its availability on the Internet has made it one of the most widely read and influential pieces ever written on

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'Lisa Lewis' contribution to the understanding of biomedical aspects of autism has been considerable. Her informative booklet An Experimental Intervention for Autism combined scientific principles with practical advice for parents in a very readable way. Its availability on the Internet has made it one of the most widely read and influential pieces ever written on autism. Her new book also concentrates on the practical applications of knowledge and understanding. It is well researched, well written and very much needed.'

- Paul Shattock, Autism Research Unit, University of Sunderland

Lisa Lewis explains, in this easy-to-read and accessible book, how and why to implement a dietary intervention strategy for helping children and adults with autism. Drawing upon her own success with removing gluten and casein from her son's diet, she answers the many questions parents and professionals might have about choosing a dietary intervention. Why choose a special diet? Are there tests to help me decide? Is there research to support this type of intervention? Will my child starve? What do I cook?

In addition, she provides over 150 good-tasting recipes to get started on the diet -everything from spaghetti and meatballs to holiday treats and sweets and edible clay!

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Editorial Reviews

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“Lisa Lewis’ contribution to the understanding of biomedical aspects of autism have been considerable. . . . Her new book also concentrates on the practical applications of knowledge and understanding. It is well-researched, well written, and very much needed."
Paul Shattock, Autism Research Unit, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, England
 

"The writings of Lisa Lewis have made a huge impact on the field of autism. As an educator and a parent, Dr. Lewis has been instrumental in describing the issues of gluten and casein sensitivities, and how these problems affect the behavior of autistic individuals. She has changed the lives of many autistic individuals and their families. Through this book, Dr. Lewis will likely change the lives of many others."
Stephen Edelson, PhD, Director, Center for the Study of Autism, Salem, OR

 

“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. . . ."
Dr. Bernard Rimland, Autism Research Institute
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885477446
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
255
Sales rank:
429,557
Product dimensions:
9.18(w) x 11.24(h) x 1.27(d)

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From the Publisher

“Lisa Lewis’ contribution to the understanding of biomedical aspects of autism have been considerable. . . . Her new book also concentrates on the practical applications of knowledge and understanding. It is well-researched, well written, and very much needed."
Paul Shattock, Autism Research Unit, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, England
 

"The writings of Lisa Lewis have made a huge impact on the field of autism. As an educator and a parent, Dr. Lewis has been instrumental in describing the issues of gluten and casein sensitivities, and how these problems affect the behavior of autistic individuals. She has changed the lives of many autistic individuals and their families. Through this book, Dr. Lewis will likely change the lives of many others."
Stephen Edelson, PhD, Director, Center for the Study of Autism, Salem, OR

 

“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. . . ."
Dr. Bernard Rimland, Autism Research Institute
 

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Meet the Author

Lisa Lewis earned her PhD in biological anthropology from New York University, where she studied genetic variation. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two sons, Sam and Jacob. They enjoy hiking, bike riding, and music. Lisa also has her own cake decorating business, and dabbles in “potichomania," which is reverse glass painting. Along with a partner, Karyn Seroussi, Lisa runs a website and publishes a newsletter for folks using dietary interventions. Contact her at www.AutismNDI.com.

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Special Diets for Special Kids: Understanding and Implementing Special Diets to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
atlantamomKF More than 1 year ago
This really is a must read for someone diagnosed with celiac or for someone considering a gluten/casein free diet. It provides a technical explanation of how gluten/casein and preservatives/food colorings can contribute to nuerological disturbances. It's the best guide I've read on the subject. It also provides meaningful suggestions for choosing healthier foods, depending on the ailment.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i saw it and thought wow i will love this book and i need it to help me so why not try it