Eating for Autism: The 10-Step Nutrition Plan to Help Treat Your Child’s Autism, Asperger’s, or ADHD

Eating for Autism: The 10-Step Nutrition Plan to Help Treat Your Child’s Autism, Asperger’s, or ADHD

Elizabeth Strickland

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 0738212431

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

What your child eats has a major impact on his brain and body function. Eating for Autism is the first book to explain how an autism, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS, or ADHD condition can effectively be treated through diet.

Eating for Autism presents a realistic 10-step plan to change your child’s diet, starting with essential foods and supplements and moving to more advanced therapies like the Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet. Parents who have followed Strickland’s revolutionary plan have reported great improvements in their child’s condition, from his mood, sleeping patterns, learning abilities, and behavior to his response to other treatment approaches. Complete with 75 balanced, kid-friendly recipes, and advice on overcoming sensory and feeding skill problems, Eating for Autism is an essential resource to help a child reach his full potential.
















phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. Fat provides the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid. PROTEIN Protein is a critically important basic nutrient, especially during infancy, childhood, and adolescence when children are growing and developing rapidly. The body uses protein to manufacture hormones, antibodies, enzymes, tissue, and neurotransmitters and to repair body cells and produce new ones. Protein can also be turned into glucose for energy

consumed for the three days and divide by three for a daily average. Then compare your child’s protein intake to his RDA. Is your child consuming adequate protein? Fiber: Add up the total grams of dietary fiber your child consumed for the three days and divide by three for a daily average. Compare your child’s fiber intake to his suggested intake. Is your child consuming adequate fiber? Water: Add up the total ounces of water (drinking water, milk, and juice) your child consumed for

tuna, light (canned in oil) 36 Source: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory OTHER DIETARY SOURCES OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS A new trend has emerged recently in which foods are fortified with omega-3 fatty acids. DHA can now be found in a variety of foods, such as infant formula, yogurt, bread, and juice. Eggs are not naturally a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, but now omega- 3-enriched eggs, which contain up to 400 mg DHA and EPA, are widely available in

treating your child’s autism. Do any of them have experience with feeding problems? If so, talk to them about becoming part of your child’s feeding team. 2. Ask your child’s physician for referrals to a speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, registered dietitian, and behavioral specialist. 3. Set up a time to talk with each of the referrals. You want to get to know them a bit, as it’s important for you and your child to feel comfortable with everyone on the feeding team, and you

the brown rice flour on a separate plate. Dip chicken pieces into the egg wash, then immediately dip them into the brown rice flour. Dip again into the egg wash and finally into the crumb mixture. Place on a prepared pan. Continue until all the chicken is coated. Bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, depending upon the size of the nuggets. The chicken should be cooked through, with no pink remaining. CHICKEN NUGGETS (FRIED) Serves 4 Chicken nuggets are best fried in a deeper amount

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