GFCFSF Cooking Classes

TACA & Autism Live are proud to present Gluten Free, Casein Free, Soy Free cooking classes Meat Puffs Mac and No Cheese Zucchini Muffins Chicken Nuggets Nutfree Breakfast Bars Pazones Kids Sushi Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies Meatballs Carrot Cake Gluten, Dairy, Egg & Yeast FREE home made pizza crust GFCFSF Banana bread GFCF “bourbon” chicken […]

What is Soy?

Q. What is soy? A. Soy is a legume that is grown and highly chemically processed, even the “organic” versions. Virtually all soybeans grown today are genetically modified.  Many countries outside the US won’t accept US-grown soy due to the carcinogenic chemicals and genetically modified status. Research has shown that the phytoestrogens in soy may play […]

Surviving the Winter Holidays

The holiday season can be stressful for everyone, BUT throw in autism and it can be over the top stressful!  Here are tips, ideas and strategies for making this season a little more joyful! Included below are submissions from parents like you who have been there/done that and want to share their advice on surviving […]

Food Allergy Testing

Understanding allergies, testing and avoidance can be a confusing process for parents. The hard work of managing and avoiding food allergies – especially in autism pay will off with great rewards. It is all about addressing your child’s unique needs and avoiding allergens that can play a large role in how your child feels.  Food […]

An Essential Handout For Teachers & Aides

Authors Mary Fry, Diane Gallant & Moira Giammetteo What Is the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free (GFCF) Diet? This is a dietary intervention to lessen the digestive and bowel, and behavioral issues sometimes found in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Recent research indicates that there are children with a genetic predisposition to the disorder, which is then […]

Hidden Sources of Gluten

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 […]

The “Poop” Page

By Lisa Ackerman and Linda Betzold   Dedicated to fellow “poop peepers” like me! Many children with autism suffer from many issues involving the gut and their bowel movements (or lack there of). So much so that not a meeting goes by, nor a support phone conversation, that does not involve a discussion of “how […]

GFCFSF Diet on a Budget

By Holly Bortfeld So, you’ve chosen to start your child on the GFCF (gluten-free, casein-free) diet but wondering which bank you will have to rob to be able to pay for the special foods needed, right? Before you get out your ski mask, here are some hints that might help. There are several approaches to […]

Toxins in Foods & the Environment

Things That Should Be Avoided For ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) 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. […]

Seasonal Recipes for Summer Produce

When food is “in season” it’s fresh, in abundant supply, cheap and it tastes the best it’s going to taste all year, so gobble it up! We also offer freezing, canning and dehydrating options for long-term storage. Dehydrating is useful since most commercially available dried fruits contain sulfites. TIP! There is a great site at PickYourOwn.org that […]

Must Schools Provide Casein and Gluten-free Foods If Parents Request It?

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 […]

GFCFSF School Supplies

Pre-K, Elementary School List A child on the gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diet can be 100% on the diet and fail to make the grade if their school supplies have forbidden ingredients. Parents need to be diligent and work with school staff to absolutely make sure every aspect of their children’s school environments are completely GFCF, right […]