Book Title – Special Diets for Special Kids: Understanding and Implementing Special Diets to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders
Author – Lewis, Lisa
Primary Subject – Autism Interventions
Includes information about Biomedical Treatment: GFCF Diet
Special Diets for Special Kids
This book---part medical treatise, part cookbook---will teach you how to make GFCF entrees, breads, desserts, and many other foods the entire family will enjoy eating.
In a nutshell, certain enzymes are required to break down gluten and casein. If the enzymes that normally break down casein and gluten don't function well, serious neurological problems can result. Studies have shown that children with autism have a marked deficiency of these enzymes, so gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diets have yielded positive results for many children.
First Runner-Up in the Writers Notes Book Awards, this original Special Diets book has been helping children and adults with autism, ADHD, Celiac disease, and other disorders since 1998!
The first part of the book describes the diet in detail, from both a scientific and a personal approach (the author's son has autism and their family has been on the GFCF diet for years). Helpful sections include: