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Dietary Intervention


diet book jacketI’ve just finished reading The Autism & ADHD Diet by Barrie Silberberg about dietary interventions for our children on the autistic spectrum. It’s a thought-provoking exploration of how modern society has come to accept dietary habits that are far from natural or healthy, as well as the price we pay in making medications our first response.

I was impressed with her balanced information about how families can embrace the sanity of sensible nutrition to improve the health of their child’s gut-brain connection.

This is a must-read for parents who are considering implementing a gluten-free, casein-free diet.


2 thoughts on “Dietary Intervention

  1. This is one of those things that seem like quackery, but works for many…not all and its not a cure all. My daughter has been gfcf for 13 years. We have experimented by taking her off…cuz it can be difficult and expensive, esp for the finicky…and we keep coming back. Off the diet we see noticeable regression.

    Gotta keep experimenting for foods your kid will eat. Texture is as important as flavor.

    • Thanks so much for your feedback, RandyOrtiz2. When we first received Corban’s autistic spectrum diagnosis almost two years ago, we were told by his pediatrician that autism is a dead-end diagnosis. I was not willing to accept that and began looking at the “bright spots,” other parents who were trying safe, out-of-the-box ideas to help their kids. Even two years ago, a dietary intervention seemed a bit flaky to some. Of course, everyone is at a different spot on their journey along the autistic spectrum, but it’s so nice to know now that there is real science behind a gluten-free and casein-free diet to help our autistic kids and their leaky guts. And for those of us who have tried it and seen the results, there’s no convincing needed! 🙂

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