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Special Diets for Special Kids Special Diets for Special Kids

by Lisa Lewis

This book offers a valuable overview of a dietary intervention which has helped to improve the lives of many, many children. It provides answers to many questions parents may have about diet and autism, and is a wonderful resource of information for anyone who is considering or has already begun the GFCF Diet. The book also contains over 150 wonderful recipes that are gluten and casein free. Growing numbers of parents continue to report tremendous improvement in their ASD children. They are attributing the GFCF Diet Therapy as being one of the most important interventions they have used to help improve the lives of their children. Whether you use this therapy alone or along with other interventions, this book is indispensable.

The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy : Wheat-Free Recipes With Less Fuss and Less Fat The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy : Wheat-Free Recipes With Less Fuss and Less Fat

by Bette Hagman

Many researchers are doing work on the casein free/gluten free diet connections to autism and are studying the development of caso-morphine and gluteo-morphine in autistic children. In some individuals who cannot metabolize gluten, A-gliadin is produced. The body cannot metabolize A-gliadin, which binds to opiod receptors C & D. These receptors are associated with mood and behavior disturbances. A strict gluten and casein-free diet does appear to reduce the level of opioid peptides and improve autism for some people. The earlier the implementation of the diet, the better the chance of recovery.

This is the perfect book for those who must put together a gluten-free meal at the end of the long working day. Here are more than 275 recipes for gluten-free pasta, baking, and soup mixes that are as easy to use as anything from the grocery store. With new bean flours to add to the other gluten- free flours, there are also fantastic recipes for breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and pastries. The author goes beyond just recipes to give a whole lot of intersting and important information fot those with celiac disease and others with related disorders, such as autism, who are using GFCF diet therapy.

Gluten-Free Kitchen : Over135 Delicious Recipes forPeople With Gluten Intolerance or Wheat Allergy Gluten-Free Kitchen : Over135 Delicious Recipes forPeople With Gluten Intolerance or Wheat Allergy

by Roben Ryberg

If you or your child are one of the more than 17 million North Americans on a restricted diet due to wheat or gluten allergies, this book is for you. The Gluten-Free Kitchen opens the doors to a wonderful world of foods you never thought you could enjoy - foods such as bagels, biscuits, and banana bread; or even pancakes, pizza, and pumpkin pie. Included are tantalizing recipes for Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits, Sourdough Pancakes, Chicken Pot Pie, Chocolate Cheesecake, and 130 more delicious gluten-free dishes! This text features a wide variety of recipes that use many readily accessible ingredients. Included are recipes for many cakes, cookies, and quick breads indistinguishable from their wheat-containing counterparts and which alsp do not contain rice flour.

The Yale Guide to Children's Nutrition The Yale Guide to Children's Nutrition

William V. Tamborlane, Janet Z. Weiswasser, Editors

In addition to offering practical advice regarding nutritional requirements for children of all ages, the guide dispels common myths and answers questions covering a range of topics, including food allergies, vegetarianism, and nutritional management of common childhood health problems - from gastrointestinal and metabolic disorders, such as autism, to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The authors provide hints for selecting foods as well as recipes for preparing meals.

This book helps to explain methodology of eating, essential childhood vitamins and nutrients, and age by age explanations of eating behavior and nutrition. How to deal with children with finicky eating habits? This authoritative resource answers these and dozens of other questions, not only presenting the latest scientific knowledge about nutrition but also providing recipes from famous chefs for delicious and healthy dishes.

Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition

by Andrew Weil, M.D.

This book, which addresses many issues other than autism, clarifies the mishmash of conflicting news, research, hype, and hearsay regarding diet, nutrition, and supplementation, and further establishes the judicious Dr. Weil, the director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, as a proponent of public well-being. Dr. Weil bravely criticizes many of the major diet books on the market, and backs up his admonitions with science. For instance, the omega-3 fatty acids missing from Ornish's diet are essential for hormone production and the control of inflammation. It's also fascinating to learn that autism, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease may be caused by omega-3 fatty acid deficiencies. After a thorough rundown of nutritional basics and a primer of micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals, Weil unveils 85 recipes that are healthy, tasty, quick to prepare, and complete with nutritional breakdowns.

Other, equally enlightening sections include tips for eating out and shopping for food (with warnings on various additives and a guide to organics), and a wondrous appendix with dietary recommendations for dozens of health concerns, including allergies, asthma, cancer prevention, mood disorders, and pregnancy. Eating Well is an indispensable consumerreference and one not afraid to lambaste the diet industry and empower the public withinformation about which the majority of doctors - to the detriment of the public health - are often ignorant.

Prescription for Nutritional Healing : A Practical A-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and Food Supplements Prescription for Nutritional Healing : A Practical A-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and Food Supplements

by Phyllis A. Balch and James Balch, M.D.

For more than ten years, people interested in alternative healing and preventive therapies have relied upon this invaluable reference as a guide to improve health through nutrition and supplementation. Now, completely updated and over one-third revised, this third edition (October, 2000) incorporates the latest information on nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, and their health-promoting effects on hundreds of disorders and diseases.

Part One of this book's unique format and accessible style lists and explains the various types of nutrients, natural food supplements, and herbs found in health-food and drugstores; Part Two describes more than 250 common disorders, from autism to yeast infection, arranged conveniently in alphabetical order, and names the supplements that can be used to combat the conditions; Part Three is a guide to alternative remedies and therapies that can be used in conjunction with a nutritional program. In addition, self-diagnostic tests throughout the book offer in-depth coverage of a wide variety of topics.

Updates to this third edition include discussions of newer supplements, including SAMe, MSM, pregnenolone, red yeast rice, inositol hexaphosphate (IP6), colostrum, and the latest research on lesser-known herbal remedies such as cat's claw, saw palmetto, black cohosh, hyssop, boneset, eyebright, squawvine, and Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs. New information and theories on a host of diseases currently receiving increased attention from doctors and researchers ia also included in its 704 pages.

Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C., has been a leading nutritional consultant for more than twenty years. She continues to study nutrition-based therapies, procedures, and treatments in the United States and abroad. James F. Balch, M.D., is a member of the American Medical Association and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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