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Specific Carbohydrate Diet – Casein Free (SCD-CF)


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 diet has the highest parent ratings because it addresses both the peptide issue reduces carbohydrate intake.

If you are going to try Specific Carbohydrate Diet - Casein Free (SCD-CF), you will want to run new allergy tests for the most common foods eaten on this diet including all nuts, meats, types of eggs (chicken, duck, turkey, emu, etc), squash and maple. Make sure to ask your doctor about adjusting supplements as well.

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SCD-CF: Redo allergy tests first. Remember supplements.
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