This revamped and updated edition of "Special Diets for Special Kids" combines the first two volumes of the popular series on living gluten and casein free.
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Praised as a modern-day classic by celebrities and readers all over the world, the first edition of "Special Diets for Special Kids" has been helping children and adults with autism, ADHD, celiac disease, and other disorders since 1998. "Special Diets for Special Kids Two" followed up in 2001 by providing more recipes and updated research.
Now, this revised and expanded edition offers both books in one, complete with the latest research and revised recipes. The first part of the book describes dietary intervention in detail, from both a scientific and a personal approach (the author's son has autism and has been on a GFCF diet for many years).
In a nutshell, certain enzymes are required to break down gluten and casein. If those enzymes don’t function well, or are not present at sufficient levels, serious neurological problems can result. Studies have shown that children with autism have a marked deficiency of these enzymes, which may explain why GFCF diets have yielded positive results for many children.
Among many other helpful topics, Dr. Lewis explains:
- The Biology behind Dietary Interventions
- “Leaky Gut”
- Allergies, Sensitivities, and Intolerances
- Antibiotics and Probiotics
- Vitamins and Minerals
- Testing and Nutritional Support
- Other Diets and Interventions
- How to Go GFCF
The second part of the book is an easy-to-follow cookbook. This section contains over 200 recipes, including many you would have never thought possible on a GFCF diet, such as:
- Banana-Nut Pancakes
- Blueberry Muffins
- Chicken Nuggets
- Shepherd’s Pie
- Mock Mac and Cheese
- Turkey Dressing
- Cakes and Cookies
- And many, many more!
About the Author
Lisa Lewis earned her Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from New York University, where she studied genetic variation. Her son's autism diagnosis and her family's successful adoption of the gluten-free casein-free diet led to her award-winning Special Diets for Special Kids series. Lisa continues to be a pioneer in the field of dietary intervention.