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

by Elizabeth Strickland


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738212432
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 04/27/2009
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 353,140
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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.

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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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
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