There are several reasons why parents should consider a gluten-free, casein-free diet for their child with autism. In this article, we will discuss why this diet is important.
The gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free (GFCFSF) diet removes all sources of gluten, casein, and soy from the diet. The word “diet” is really a misnomer because this is a lifestyle change. It is a way of seeing food as nourishment for the body and brain. Once you see what gluten, casein, and soy can do to some people’s bodies, you will begin to understand why this diet is important.
The GFCFSF diet, known as the “Autism Diet” has been around for many years and has helped many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) improve their lives, health, and functioning. Research shows 91% of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) benefit from this diet, when implemented correctly. GFCFSF is a diet free of Gluten (wheat, […]
Feeding your family a GFCFSF diet on a budget involves using the same basic strategies you would typically use to reduce food costs to your family. Here are some tried-and-true tips for implementing a healthy, gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free diet that is budget friendly.
Diet Feeding your special needs child a healthy, allergy-free diet helps with therapy results and behavior. TACA can guide you with all the tools in making the step to allergy-friendly cooking and eating healthy. Introduction NEW! Introduction to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free, Soy-Free Diet NEW! Top Reasons to Implement a Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet NEW! Going […]
The Gluten-, Casein-, Soy-Free (GFCFSF) diet, known as the “Autism Diet” has been around for many years and has helped many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) improve their lives, health, and functioning. Starting the diet can be daunting, but we have a lot of helpful information. Start with removing all of the gluten, casein […]
Phenols, salicylates, food dyes, and additives are problems that can be addressed after the GFCFSF diet has been started. Generally, it is recommended for parents to address foods high in phenols, salicylates, and additives about 2-6 months after starting the Gluten-, Casein-, Soy-free Diet (GFCFSF) or other similar diet. Phenols are unique properties that can […]
This diet was designed for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) but can be helpful for individuals with autism. This diet still contains casein so when we use Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) for individuals with autism, we need to make it SCD-CF (Casein-Free). The diet is free of gluten, soy, most carbohydrates, colors and artificial additives. This […]
The Body Ecology Diet (BED) is Gluten-Free, Casein-Free* and sugar-free, but allows raw butter, so casein-allergic people must still remove it. This diet focuses on alkalizing the body and is heavy in fermented foods and coconut kefir. Allows some grains.
The Low Oxalate Diet reduces oxalates for better kidney health, as well as mitochondria and glutathione function. Not gluten or dairy free so this would be used in conjunction with another diet such as GFCFSF.
There are many diets parents say work for their children to improve health, behavior, attention, sleep and reduce autism symptoms. They all have something in common – clean, unprocessed foods. We’ve all heard the saying “garbage in, garbage out” this is especially important with children with autism. Bad food in, means bad behavior out. Feeding […]
Special Diets for ASD There are many diets parents say work for their children to improve health, behavior, attention, sleep and reduce autism symptoms. This is a partial listing of the most widely used among them, but they all have something in common – clean, unprocessed foods. We’ve all heard the saying “garbage in, garbage […]
When your child is on a special diet for medical reasons, getting the correct wording into your child’s IEP is very important to minimize dangerous infractions. What parents must provide Parents must get a letter from their doctor stating that for medical reasons, your child cannot have certain foods (which must be listed). The letter […]
Antes de comenzar, prepárese leyendo toda la información disponible en nuestro sitio web de TACA y entonces elija una fecha para iniciar la dieta. El mejor momento para comenzar la dieta es durante las vacaciones escolares de primavera, verano o invierno pues es cuando usted está con su hijo/a diariamente las 24 horas del día […]
Some of this information was provided by the GFCFDiet.com. Please go there if you need further information. Thanks! Gluten is EVERYWHERE! Not just in the foods we eat, but the world our child lives in! Here are a list of hidden sources of gluten: Everyday Products: Lip stick / lip balm (use Burts beeswax lip […]
(GFCF, por sus siglas en inglés) Lista para preescolar y la escuela primaria Los niños que siguen una dieta libre de gluten y caseína (GFCF) pueden cumplirla en un 100% pero no lograr sus objetivos si los útiles escolares contienen ingredientes no permitidos. Los padres deben ser diligentes y trabajar con el personal de la […]
The future depends on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi How to start the GFCFSF diet with an older child As an “alpha parent”, my first instinct is to use the old standby “Because I said so!”. That may work inside your house but your child is going to be out of your […]
By Carol Frilegh SCD is proving to be an effective dietary intervention for autism and is receiving recognition from DAN! doctors. Dr. Sidney Baker, co-founder of DAN! and the author of numerous books, has said “SCD is the best treatment that I have found so far for many children on the Autism Spectrum.” What […]
By Donna Rosinski A few weeks ago, a mom left a message on my answering machine asking me this question: “Must schools provide gluten- and casein-free foods if parents request them?” She had attended our conference on alternative biomedical treatments last fall, and had decided to try the gluten- and casein-free (GFCF) diet with her […]
My family started the GFCF diet for a few months and then started a rotation diet to prevent food allergies/intolerances and to identify foods that were a problem for our son. These allergies are outlined further in the Karyn Seroussi’s book, Unraveling the Mystery of Autism. It is also important to note that some autism […]