Autism. Starting the GF-CF diet

Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-free Casein-free Diet

I've had a couple of conversations with people recently who have been interested to know how I put Bright Eyes on his gluten-free, casein-free diet, and if it really works. (Answer: yes, it does

At the library this week, I picked up two books on the subject. One was good, but long, heavy and complicated. The other was good, and short, easy to read and relatively simple. Here it is above. 

Gluten is a protein found in wheat and a few other grains. Casein is the protein found in milk and diary products. Both proteins can cause cognitive problems in children who cannot digest them well enough, and generally speaking, autistic children fall into that category.

My only issue with this book is in Lord's use of soy, which I've been warned off. But it's not over the top and if you are cautious of it, the soy foods are relatively easy to substitute as well.

In any case, if you're starting out GF-CF, or just looking for some fresh ideas on how and what to feed your picky eater, it would be worth having a look at it.