+1 Tweet Share47 Share Pin3 StumbleShares 50This post contains affiliate links. Going casein and gluten free can help relieve symptoms that are common in kids with special needs like autism or Down syndrome, but it’s not easy. Part of my mission is to help parents with kids that can benefit from this diet. As far as I can tell, that means everyone who has tried this lifestyle.
+1 Tweet Share Share Pin StumbleShares 0A few weeks ago, I was in my local library and found a copy of Jenny McCarthy’s “Louder Than Words”. As I thumbed through it, I saw that she owned “Special Diets for Special Kids” by Lisa Lewis, Ph.D. How cool to know that the recipes that helped her child are the same that I’m using! If your child
+1 Tweet Share Share Pin StumbleShares 0Ok, stumped on what to do for Halloween with a restricted diet? My friend, Jessica, has a few tips: Trick or treat like normal, then when the “loot” comes home, offer them a bigger present in exchange for the candy. (I’m pretty sure this wouldn’t work with my kids, at this point!) Make your own healthy candy treats. Google
+1 Tweet Share Share Pin StumbleShares 0AADigest Exclusive Reprinted with permission from a 2011 column on “GFCF Cooking Together with Kids” offered by the Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine. This selection is featured in the July/August 2011 issue. Find previous GFCF Cooking Together articles at the Article Library page of the AADigest website, www.AutismDigest.com This post is cross-posted elsewhere.. The kitchen is a natural learning environment.
+1 Tweet Share Share Pin StumbleShares 0So in my continuing battle to improve the brains and social skills of my children, I feel a lot of times like I do today: that it’s uphill and it’s not getting anywhere. I have obstacles to overcome, such as: a definite lack of time. This is an issue that will improve soon, but even then I might just
+1 Tweet Share Share Pin StumbleShares 0So Monday we started the kids completely casein- AND gluten-free. It’s been: harder than I thought easier than I thought then, much much harder again The challenge of creating foods my kids will eat send me back to Amelia’s first days of full time school last year. Not an easy trip at all, and I went through a series
+1 Tweet Share Share Pin StumbleShares 0As you’ve read, Chris and I decided to foray gently into the restricted diet arena with our kids by first eliminating caseins. It was a BUSY week, happily filled with an unexpected visit from friends, and we did not get to grocery shopping until New Year’s Eve. Caseins are found in dairy, and since we are not so big