GFCFSF Diet on a Budget

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.

Picky Eating and Autism

Kids with autism can be extremely selective when it comes to eating.  An estimated 46–89% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have feeding problems.  ASD children struggle with sensory defensiveness, a need for routine and sameness, and visual overstimulation which makes expanding the palate difficult.  However, there is often more to this equation that […]

Introduction to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free, Soy-Free Diet

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 “Poop” Page

Common Signs of Constipation in Autism Diarrhea in Autism Possible Causes of Chronic Constipation and Chronic Diarrhea Tips to Help with Constipation and Diarrhea Products that Help Alleviate Constipation Warning About MiraLAX Complex Gastrointestinal Issues   Autism and gastrointestinal problems go hand-in-hand for many kids. This meta-analysis of several studies published in the Journal of […]

Complex Gastrointestinal Issues in Autism

Complex GI issues require more complex action. When your child is still suffering despite dietary intervention, supplementation, and remedies mentioned on the Poop Page, it is time to find a qualified gastroenterologist. Behavior is communication.  Frequent meltdowns may be due to chronic pain that your child cannot express any other way.  Parents of children who […]

Thanksgiving

Gearing up for the Holidays? Afraid of facing Thanksgiving this year? Let TACA help you! While parents and guardians cannot anticipate and prepare for every little thing, taking time in advance to check things off the list can make your Thanksgiving run a bit smoother.  Let’s talk about how to plan ahead, prepare for the […]

A – Z: Autism Journey Blueprints

The Autism Journey Blueprints were created as a quick introduction reference guide for families on the autism journey. Complete Autism Journey Blueprints: click here to download the PDF. AJ Blueprints – Years 1-3: click here to download the PDF. AJ Blueprints – Medical Intervention: click here to download the PDF. AJ Blueprints – Dietary Intervention: click here to download […]

Recipes Database

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Truman’s Improvement

He is mainstreamed for about half his day at school and we look forward to his continued growth over the next several years. There is no doubt in our minds that he will graduate high school and go on to college pursuing his interests in computers and electronics.

Time for Action!

Before the diagnosis, we “knew” it was going to come. He was already enrolled in a school IEP program since February of that year. By May, we really started to suspect autism and already started to research everything we could while seeking an official diagnosis.

Things That Should Be Avoided For ASD Kids

Excitotoxins Strong scientific evidence suggests these substances could cause brain damage in children, adolescents and adults; with strong emphasis on children and elderly individuals. They may affect the development of a child’s nervous system; resulting in learning disabilities and emotional difficulties later in life. It has also been determined that the placental barrier is not […]

A Fun and Awesome Kid

In 2006, we welcomed another baby boy into our family. Luke was born with a shock of jet black hair and a beautiful disposition. He was an easy-going baby, breastfed well (always hungry) and was a gorgeous brother to Jack.

An Extraordinary Moment

While I write this story, I am looking at my son, Beau. He is happily sitting on the couch wearing shorts and a t-shirt, munching on pistachios, and grinning while watching Ghostbusters, a movie he specifically requested to watch. To most people, this would be a very ordinary scene.